3Digest, August 2005:
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT PCI-E 256MB DDR3 (350/1000 MHz)
This GPU is presented by Gainward PowerPack Ultra/2400PCX Golden Sample based on GeForce 6800 GT, 256MB, PCI-E.
- 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 $330-370, supports DirectX 9.0c.
This $300-350 product supports all modern technologies, including Shaders 3.0. PCI-Express x16, 256MB GDDR3 SDRAM in 8 Samsung chips.
2.0ns fetch indicates the actual 500 (1000) MHz clock.
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On August 10, 2005 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 77.77 WHQL for Windows XP.