NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS
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  • Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 425 MHz
  • Max video memory 256 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2005
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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 6800 GS sales 7 November 2005 at a recommended price of $249. This is Curie architecture desktop card based on 130 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 256 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 32 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. 1x 6-pin power connector is required.

We have no data on GeForce 6800 GS benchmark results.

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce 6800 GS: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ratingnot rated
ArchitectureCurie (2003−2013)
GPU code nameNV41
Market segmentDesktop
Release date7 November 2005 (17 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$249
Current price$181 (0.7x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)

Technical specs

GeForce 6800 GS's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 6800 GS's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Core clock speed425 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors222 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology130 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Texture fill rate5.100of 961.9 (Radeon RX 7900 XTX)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 6800 GS's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 1.0 x16
Width1-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 6800 GS: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount256 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth32 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 6800 GS. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 6800 GS, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX9.0c (9_3)
Shader Model3.0
OpenGL2.1of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCLN/A
VulkanN/A

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce 6800 GS. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


  • Passmark

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

6800 GS 195

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