Go 6800 Ultra vs Go 7900 GTX

Price now no data
Games supported 46%
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
  • Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 5
  • Max video memory 256 MB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1200 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
  • Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 8
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1200 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 535$
Games supported 52%
Graphics card Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra vs NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating1085986
Value for moneyno data0.01
GPU code nameNV41MG71M
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date25 February 2005 (16 years ago)18 April 2006 (15 years ago)
Price nowno data$535
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1732
Core clock speed5 MHz8 MHz
Boost clock speed450 MHz500 MHz
Number of transistors222 million278 million
Manufacturing process technology130 nm90 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)89 Watt45 Watt
Texture fill rate5.40012.00

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce Go 6800 Ultra and GeForce Go 7900 GTX compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizelargelarge
InterfacePCIe 1.0 x16PCIe 1.0 x16
Supplementary power connectorsNoneNone


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

Memory typeDDR3GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount256 MB512 MB
Memory bus width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed1200 MHz1200 MHz
Memory bandwidth38.4 GB/s38.4 GB/s
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsNo outputsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX9.0c (9_3)9.0c (9_3)
Shader Model3.03.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Go 6800 Ultra 0.51
Go 7900 GTX 1.01
  • 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.

Go 6800 Ultra 137
Go 7900 GTX 270

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 0.51 1.01
Novelty 25 February 2005 18 April 2006
Pipelines / CUDA cores 12 24
Chip lithography 130 nm 90 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 89 Watt 45 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX

since it shows better performance.

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Competitors of GeForce Go 6800 Ultra by AMD

The nearest GeForce Go 6800 Ultra's AMD equivalent is Radeon HD 6320, which is faster by 10% and higher by 16 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon HD 6320 Radeon HD 6320

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce Go 6800 Ultra:

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Competitors of GeForce Go 7900 GTX by AMD

The nearest GeForce Go 7900 GTX's AMD equivalent is Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L) Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)

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User rating

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NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
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