NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS PCIe Graphics Card

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Overview
Manufacturer
NVIDIA
Original Series
GeForce 6
Release Date
November 7th, 2005
PCB Code
180-10317-0000
P/N Code
600-10317-0020
S/N Code
P317-A01
Model
NVIDIA P317 SKU 020
Graphics Processing Unit
GPU Model
NV41
Architecture
NV40
Fabrication Process
130 nm
Die Size
225 mm2
Transistors Count
222M
Transistors Density
986.7K TRAN/mm2
Pixel Pipelines
12
Vertex Pipelines
5
TMUs
12
ROPs
12
Clocks
Base Clock
425 MHz
Memory Clock
500 MHz
Effective Memory Clock
1000 Mbps
Memory Configuration
Memory Size
256 MB
Memory Type
GDDR3
Memory Bus Width
256-bit
Memory Bandwidth
32.0 GB/s

Physical
Interface
PCI-Express 1.0 x16
Height
1-slot
Power Connectors
1× 6-pin
Multi-GPU Support
2-way
Display Outputs
DVI-I DualLink
1 ×
VGA
1 ×
S-Video
1 ×
API Support
DirectX
9.0c
Vulkan
-
OpenGL
2.1
OpenCL
-

Performance
Pixel Fillrate
5.1 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate
5.1 GTexel/s




  Model nameBoostMemoryPowerCustom SeriesPopularity
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Colorful 6800 GS 128MB - 500 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
100%
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GALAXY 6800 GS 256MB - 500 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
49%
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MSI 6800 GS 256MB
NX6800GS-TD256E
- 500 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
77%
 ModelCoresBoost ClockMemory ClockMemory Config.
Thumbnail
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT PCie - -
 
1 Gbps
 
256 MB GD3 128b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT Personal Cinema - -
 
1 Gbps
 
256 MB GD3 128b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS PCIe - -
 
1 Gbps
 
256 MB GD3 256b
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NVIDIA GeForce 6800 XT PCIe - -
 
1 Gbps
 
256 MB GD3 256b
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NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL - -
 
1.1 Gbps
 
256 MB GD3 256b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra AGP - -
 
1.1 Gbps
 
256 MB GD3 256b
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NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra PCIe - -
 
1.1 Gbps
 
256 MB GD3 256b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT DDL - -
 
1 Gbps
 
256 MB GD3 256b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS AGP - -
 
1 Gbps
 
256 MB GD3 256b
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NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT AGP - -
 
1 Gbps
 
256 MB GD3 256b
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NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT PCIe - -
 
1 Gbps
 
256 MB GD3 256b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 PCIe - -
 
700 Mbps
 
256 MB D1 256b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Personal Cinema - -
 
700 Mbps
 
256 MB D1 256b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 XT AGP - -
 
700 Mbps
 
256 MB D1 256b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT AGP - -
 
950 Mbps
 
128 MB GD3 128b
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NVIDIA GeForce 6500 - -
 
666 Mbps
 
128 MB D2 128b
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NVIDIA GeForce 6600 VE PCie - -
 
700 Mbps
 
128 MB GD3 128b
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NVIDIA GeForce 6800 AGP - -
 
700 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 256b
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NVIDIA GeForce 6800 LE PCIe - -
 
600 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 256b
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NVIDIA GeForce 6800 LE AGP - -
 
700 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 256b
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NVIDIA GeForce 6200 PCIe - -
 
550 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 128b
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NVIDIA GeForce 6600 AGP - -
 
500 Mbps
 
128 MB D2 128b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE AGP - -
 
400 Mbps
 
128 MB D2 128b
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NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE PCie - -
 
400 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 128b
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NVIDIA GeForce 6600 PCie - -
 
500 Mbps
 
128 MB D2 128b
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NVIDIA GeForce 6200 AGP - -
 
532 Mbps
 
128 MB D1 128b
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NVIDIA GeForce 6200 TurboCache 64-TC/256MB - -
 
700 Mbps
 
64 MB D1 64b
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NVIDIA GeForce 6200 LE - -
 
532 Mbps
 
64 MB D1 32b
 ModelCoresBoost ClockMemory ClockMemory Config.
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NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra - -
 
1.2 GB/s
 
256 MB GD3 256b
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NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS PCIe - -
 
1 GB/s
 
256 MB GD3 256b
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NVIDIA GeForce 6800 XT PCIe - -
 
1 GB/s
 
256 MB GD3 256b
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NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450 - -
 
1 GB/s
 
256 MB GD3 256b
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NVIDIA Quadro FX 4000 SDI PCIE - -
 
1 GB/s
 
256 MB GD3 256b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 PCIe - -
 
700 MB/s
 
256 MB D1 256b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Personal Cinema - -
 
700 MB/s
 
256 MB D1 256b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 - -
 
1.1 GB/s
 
256 MB GD3 256b
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NVIDIA Quadro FX Go1400 - -
 
590 MB/s
 
256 MB D1 128b
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NVIDIA Quadro FX 1400 - -
 
600 MB/s
 
128 MB D1 128b
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NVIDIA GeForce 6800 LE PCIe - -
 
600 MB/s
 
128 MB D1 256b

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Overview

The groundbreaking new NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6800 graphics processing units (GPUs) and their revolutionary technologies power worlds where reality and fantasy meet; worlds in which new standards are set for visual realism and quality, performance, and video functionality. The GeForce 6800 GPUs deliver powerful, elegant graphics to drench your senses, immersing you in unparalleled worlds of visual effects for the ultimate PC experience.

Features

CineFX 3.0 Shading Architecture

  • Vertex Shaders
    • Support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Vertex Shader 3.0
    • Displacement mapping
    • Geometry instancing
    • Infinite length vertex programs
  • Pixel Shaders
    • Support for DirectX 9.0 Pixel Shader 3.0
    • Full pixel branching support
    • Support for Multiple Render Targets (MRTs)
    • Infinite length pixel programs
  • Next-Generation Texture Engine
    • Up to 16 textures per rendering pass
    • Support for 16-bit floating point format and 32-bit floating point format
    • Support for non-power of two textures
    • Support for sRGB texture format for gamma textures
    • DirectX and S3TC texture compression
    • Full 128-bit studio-quality floating point precision through the entire rendering pipeline with native hardware support for 32bpp, 64bpp, and 128bpp rendering modes

64-Bit Texture Filtering and Blending

  • Full floating point support throughout entire pipeline
  • Floating point filtering improves the quality of images in motion
  • Floating point texturing drives new levels of clarity and image detail
  • Floating point frame buffer blending gives detail to special effects like motion blur and explosions

Intellisample 3.0 Technology

  • Advanced 16x anisotropic filtering
  • Blistering-fast antialiasing and compression performance
  • New rotated-grid antialiasing removes jagged edges for incredible edge quality
  • Support for advanced lossless compression algorithms for color, texture, and z-data at even higher resolutions and frame rates
  • Fast z-clear
  • High-resolution compression technology (HCT) increases performance at higher resolutions through advances in compression technology

UltraShadow II Technology

  • Designed to enhance the performance of shadow-intensive games, like id Software’s Doom 3

TurboCache Technology

  • Shares the capacity and bandwidth of dedicated video memory and dynamically available system memory for optimal system performance.

PureVideo Technology

  • Adaptable programmable video processor
  • MPEG video encode and decode
  • High-definition MPEG-2 hardware acceleration
  • High-quality video scaling and filtering
  • DVD and HDTV-ready MPEG-2 decoding up to 1920x1080i resolutions
  • Dual integrated 400 MHz RAMDACs for display resolutions up to and including 2048 × 1536 at 85Hz
  • Display gamma correction
  • Microsoft® Video Mixing Renderer (VMR) supports multiple video windows with full video quality and features in each window

Advanced Display Functionality

  • Dual integrated 400MHz RAMDACs for display resolutions up to and including 2048×1536 at 85hz
  • Dual DVO ports for interfacing to external TMDS transmitters and external TV encoders
  • Full NVIDIA® nView™ multi-display technology capability

Advanced Engineering

  • Designed for PCI Express x16
  • Support for AGP 8X including Fast Writes and sideband addressing
  • Designed for high-speed GDDR3 memory
  • Advanced thermal management and thermal monitoring

NVIDIA® Digital Vibrance Control™ (DVC) 3.0

  • DVC color controls
  • DVC image sharpening controls

Operating Systems

  • Windows XP
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 9X
  • Macintosh OS, including OS X
  • Linux

API Support

  • Complete DirectX support, including the latest version of Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0
  • Full OpenGL support, including OpenGL 2.0

GeForce 6 Series GPUs Features Comparison:

FeatureGeForce 6800
Models
GeForce 6600
Models
GeForce 6200
Models
GeForce 6200
w/Turbocache
Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0SM 3.0SM 3.0SM 3.0SM 3.0
Graphics Bus TechnologyAGP 8X/PCI ExpressAGP 8X/PCI ExpressAGP 8X/PCI ExpressPCI Express
NVIDIA® Intellisample™ Technology3.03.03.013.01
NVIDIA® SLI™ TechnologyX2X2n/an/a
NVIDIA® PureVideo™ TechnologyX3X3X3X3
NVIDIA® TurboCache™ Technologyn/an/an/aX4
64-bit Texture Filtering and BendingXXn/an/a
Effective Memory Interface256-bit128-bit128-bit128/64-bit
MemoryGDDR35 and DDRGDDR35 and DDRDDRDDR
Process0.13 micron0.11 micron0.11 micron0.11 micron
RAMDACs400 MHz400 MHz400 MHz400 MHz

1. GeForce 6200 models do not include compression technology.
2. NVIDIA SLI: Available on SLI-certified versions of GeForce 6800 Ultra, 6800 GT, 6800 GS, 6800, 6800 XT, 6800 LE, 6600 GT, 6600, and 6600 LE PCI Express GPUs only.
3. Features may vary by product.  Some features may require additional software.
4. Available on select GeForce 6200 models only.
5. GDDR3 – GeForce 6800 Ultra, 6800 GT, 6800 GS, and 6600 GT only.

 

New NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6800 GS GPU Available For Holiday Season

NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS GPU Raises Performance Bar in the Midrange Segment to Meet the Demands of the Graphics-Intensive Holiday Titles

SANTA CLARA, CA—November 7, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the immediate availability of the new NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS graphics processing unit (GPU), the latest addition to the Company’s award-winning line-up of GPUs. Just in time to power the holiday’s hottest gaming titles, the new GeForce 6800 GS has astonishing horsepower and dramatically shifts performance expectations for graphics cards at midrange price points.

“If you look at the roster of the games anticipated to be hot for the holiday season—including Age of Empires 3™, Call of Duty™ 2, Quake™4, or Serious Sam™ 2—the common thread is that they all support the latest 3D features and require a lot of graphics performance to deliver an enjoyable gaming experience,” stated Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at NVIDIA. “Graphics cards based on GeForce 6800 GS GPUs deliver the 3D eye-candy with the necessary performance for total gaming immersion, but do so at a new, lower price point.”

Based on the award-winning GeForce 6 architecture, the GeForce 6800 GS GPU features advanced gaming technologies—including Shader Model 3.0, high-dynamic range (HDR) lighting, and NVIDIA SLI™ technology. The GeForce 6800 GS GPU also has a 256-bit memory interface and a dedicated video processing engine that delivers virtually unmatched high-definition video playback.

NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS-based graphics cards are available for immediate purchase at approximately $249 USD from many of the world’s leading add-in card makers, including: Albatron, Chaintech Computer Co. Ltd., eVGA.com Corporation,  Galaxy, Innovision, Leadtek Research Inc., MSI Computer Corporation, Palit Microsystems, Inc., PNY Technologies, Inc., Point of View, Prolink, Sparkle Computer Co. Ltd., and XFX. GeForce 6800 GS-based add-in cards are available from major online retailers worldwide and are also powering PCs from the world’s leading system builders.

For further information on the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS GPU or for information on where to purchase GeForce 6800 GS-based graphics cards, please visit www.nvidia.com.