NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS


NVIDIA started GeForce 6800 GS sales 7 November 2005 at a recommended price of 249 USD. This is Curie architecture desktop card based on 130 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 0.3 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 32.0 GB/s.

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

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.84 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce 6800 GS's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Code name
Release date
7 November 2005
Launch price (MSRP)
249 USD
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

GeForce 6800 GS's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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 speed
425 MHz
Transistor count
222 million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
130 nm
of 12
Texture fill rate
of 20896 (Tesla M10)

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 video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
PCIe 1.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 6800 GS: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
0.3 GB
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
32.0 GB/s
of 11404 (GRID K1)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 6800 GS.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video

Video card benchmarks performance

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

Overall GeForce 6800 GS performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

It seems that there's no AMD equivalent for GeForce 6800 GS. The nearest candidate is Radeon RX 480, however, it's 100% slower and higher by 871 positions in our rating.

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