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NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra

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The GeForce 6800 Ultra was a high-end graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in July 2004. Built on the 130 nm process, and based on the NV45 graphics processor, the card supports DirectX 9.0c. The NV45 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 287 mm² and 222 million transistors. It features 16 pixel shaders and 6 vertex shaders, 16 texture mapping units and 16 ROPs. Due to the lack of unified shaders you will not be able to run recent games at all (which require unified shader/DX10+ support). NVIDIA has placed 256 MB GDDR3 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 400 MHz, memory is running at 550 MHz.
We recommend the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1024x768.
Being a dual-slot card, its power draw is rated at 81 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x S-Video. GeForce 6800 Ultra is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. The card measures 197 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 499 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: NV45
Process Size: 130 nm
Transistors: 222 million
Die Size: 287 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Jul 26th, 2004
Production Status: End-of-life
Launch Price: 499 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 1.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 400 MHz
Memory Clock: 550 MHz
1100 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size: 256 MB
Memory Type: GDDR3
Memory Bus: 256 bit
Bandwidth: 35.2 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders: 16
Vertex Shaders: 6
TMUs: 16
ROPs: 16
Pixel Rate: 6.40 GPixel/s
Vertex Rate: 0.600 GVertices/s
Texture Rate: 6.40 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 7.75 inches
197 mm
TDP: 81 W
Outputs: 2x DVI
1x S-Video

Graphics Features

DirectX: 9.0c
OpenGL: 2.1
OpenCL: n/a
Shader Model: 3.0

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Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
BFG 6800 Ultra OC 512 MB 425 MHz 525 MHz 512 MB