3Digest, July 2005:
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT 256MB DDR3 (350/1000 MHz)
This GPU is presented by Gainward GeForce 6800 GT, 256MB, AGP card.
- NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT GPU (16 pipelines), 350 MHz core clock;
- 256MB DDR3 SGRAM in BGA chips. 500 (1000) MHz max. clock rate.
- 256-bit bus;
- Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode without optimizations is 5600 megapixels/sec and 5600 megatexels/sec.
By the end of the month the product costs $350-370, supports DirectX 9.0c.
The price of this product, initially positioned for the $400 niche, is dropping. The card supports all modern technologies, including shaders 3.0. AGP x8/x4 bus, 256MB GDDR3 SDRAM in 8 Samsung chips on the front PCB side. 2.0ns fetch indicates 500 (1000) MHz clock.
You can read more on GeForce 6 Series in our reviews: Theoretical and analytical graphics card reviews containing functional analysis of NVIDIA GPUs
On July 10, 2005 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 71.72 (WHQL) for Windows XP.