AMD Radeon HD 6290 vs NVIDIA GeForce 6800 LE

AMD Radeon HD 6290
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 LE

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 6290 and GeForce 6800 LE architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
not rated
 
not rated
Architecture
Terascale 2
 
Curie
Code name
Zacate
 
NV40
Type
Laptop
 
Desktop
Release date
1 July 2011
 
21 July 2004

Technical specs

Radeon HD 6290 and GeForce 6800 LE's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 6290 and GeForce 6800 LE's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
80
 
n/d
Core clock speed
280 MHz
 
300 MHz
Boost Clock
400 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
292 million
 
222 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
130 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
19 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
5.2 GTexel / s
 
2.56 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
104 gflops
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 6290 and GeForce 6800 LE 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). 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.
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
AGP 8x
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
1x Molex

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6290 and GeForce 6800 LE: 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
n/d
 
DDR
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
128 MB
Memory bus width
n/d
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
n/d
 
700 MHz
Memory bandwidth
12.8 GB / s
 
22.4 GB / s
Shared memory
+
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6290 and GeForce 6800 LE.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI
 
1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 6290 and GeForce 6800 LE. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
DirectX 11
DirectX 11
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6290 and GeForce 6800 LE, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
 
9.0c (9_3)
OpenGL
4.4
 
2.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 6290 and GeForce 6800 LE. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Passmark

HD 6290 138 +26.6%
6800 LE 109

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6290

Much newer (1 July 2011 vs 21 July 2004)
Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 130 nm)
DirectX 11
UVD3
Turbo Core 400MHz

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 6800 LE

Higher memory bandwidth (22.4 vs 12.8 GB/s)

So, HD 6290 or 6800 LE?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon HD 6290 and NVIDIA GeForce 6800 LE. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that Radeon HD 6290 is a notebook card while GeForce 6800 LE is a desktop one.
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