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Nvidia Geforce 6000 Series

GeForce 6800 GS

The GeForce 6800 GS is clocked at 425 MHz.

It has an SPU performance of 7.

1.5

Nvidia GeForce 6800 GS

help iconCore Speed425 MHzhelp iconSPUs17
help iconArchitectureNV40/NV42help iconSPU Performance7
help iconSLI/Crossfire Supportyeshelp iconDirectX9.0c
help iconIntegratednohelp iconShader Model3.0
help iconRelease Date01 Dec 2005help iconOpen GL Version1.5
help iconRequired Power55Whelp iconMax Resolution2560x1600
help iconMemory256MBhelp iconHDMI Connections0
help iconMemory Speed500MHzhelp iconDVI Connections1
help iconMemory Bus256 Bithelp iconVGA Connections1
help iconMemory TypeGDDR3

GeForce 6800 GS compatibility review

Overall, the Nvidia GeForce 6800 GS has poor performance. This should be expected only from older dedicated graphics cards, so this graphics card should definitely be avoided if building a system to power modern applications and games. This graphics card is now over 14 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. This graphics card will be dwarfed in performance by its modern counterparts, and will likely have very little driver support from Nvidia.

At this performance level you would be better off getting a CPU with an integrated GPU, because a dedicated graphics card like the Nvidia GeForce 6800 GS would not be worth the extra investment, and an integrated solution would be much cheaper, produce less heat, and require less power. We would recommend an Intel Iris GPU on one of the latest Intel Haswell processors, such as the Iris Pro Graphics 5200 Desktop, or one of AMD's latest APU Family graphics solutions such as the Radeon HD 8670D.

With an effective SPU count of 7, the Nvidia GeForce 6800 GS processes shading and special graphical effects fairly poorly. The GPU is not too power-hungry at 55 Watts, however.

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GeForce 6800 GS Predicted Frames per second

Game name Frames per second
Grand Theft Auto IV 24
Far Cry 3 26
Assassins Creed 3 35
Medium FPS

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