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NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS Review

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Introduction

GeForce 6800 GS is the latest mid-range graphics chip from NVIDIA, competing directly with Radeon X800 GTO from ATI. In this review we will compare not only GeForce 6800 GS against its main competitor, but we will also compare its performance against other GPUs available on the market.

NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GSFigure 1: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS reference board.

GeForce 6800 GS is the latest member of GeForce series 6 from NVIDIA. It runs at 425 MHz, 75 MHz more than GeForce 6800 GT. GT model, however, can process 16 pixel shaders per clock cycle, while GS model can process only 12. Both access memory at 1 GHz.

You can see in our tutorial “NVIDIA Chips Comparison Table” the difference between this new chip and the other chips from NVIDIA, while on our tutorial “ATI Chips Comparison Table” you can compare it to its competitors from ATI.

Let’s now take a closer look at the GeForce 6800 GS reference board we’ve got from NVIDIA.