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NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL

NV40 A1
Graphics Processor
Pixel Shaders
Vertex Shaders
256 MB
Memory Size
Memory Type
256 bit
Bus Width
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The GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL was a high-end graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in April 2004. Built on the 130 nm process, and based on the NV40 A1 graphics processor, in its 6800 Ultra variant, the card supports DirectX 9.0c. The NV40 A1 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 DDL for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1024x768.
Being a dual-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is rated at 100 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI. GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL is connected to the rest of the system using an AGP Pro 8x interface. The card measures 305 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 599 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: NV40 A1
GPU Variant: 6800 Ultra
Architecture: Curie
Process Size: 130 nm
Transistors: 222 million
Die Size: 287 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Apr 14th, 2004
Production Status: End-of-life
Launch Price: 599 USD
Bus Interface: AGP Pro 8x

Clock Speeds

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


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: 600 MVertices/s
Texture Rate: 6.40 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 12 inches
305 mm
TDP: 100 W
Outputs: 2x DVI
Power Connectors: None
Board Number: P201

Graphics Features

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


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Mac Edition