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NVIDIA GeForce 6800 XE

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The GeForce 6800 XE was a graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in September 2005. Built on the 130 nm process, and based on the NV40 A1 graphics processor, 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 8 pixel shaders and 3 vertex shaders, 8 texture mapping units and 8 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 DDR2 memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 275 MHz, memory is running at 266 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 XE does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is not exactly known. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video. GeForce 6800 XE is connected to the rest of the system using an AGP 8x interface.

Graphics Processor

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

Graphics Card

Released: Sep 30th, 2005
Production Status: End-of-life
Bus Interface: AGP 8x

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 275 MHz
Memory Clock: 266 MHz
532 MHz effective


Memory Size: 256 MB
Memory Type: DDR2
Memory Bus: 128 bit
Bandwidth: 8.51 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders: 8
Vertex Shaders: 3
TMUs: 8
ROPs: 8
Pixel Rate: 2.200 GPixel/s
Vertex Rate: 206.3 MVertices/s
Texture Rate: 2.200 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width: Single-slot
TDP: unknown
Outputs: 1x DVI
1x VGA
1x S-Video
Power Connectors: None
Board Number: P212

Graphics Features

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


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