Nvidia GeForce 6800

Introduced: 2004-04-14

Description: New high-end graphics processor, succeeding NV35 (GeForce 5900). Includes Pixel Shader 3.0 and Vertex Shader 3.0 to support DirectX 9.0c (previously known as 9.1) and to include 16 "real" pipelines instead of the 4x2 architecture used previously.
Named GeForce 6800 and was to be shown at CeBIT or GDC with availability in April or May, but unveiled on April 14th.
Draws a massive 110W from two power cables. Previously known as NV40.

  • 6800LE: 8 pipes, 4 shaders
  • 6800: 12 pipes, 5 shaders
  • 6800GT: 16 pipes, 6 shaders
  • 6800 Ultra: 16 pipes, 6 shaders

Type: Graphics [Roadmap] [Timeline]

State: Released

Quick Specs

Die size~287 mm2
Process130 nm
Core speed400 MHz
Transistors222 M
Pipelines16x1, 32x0
MemoryDDR, GDDR2, GDDR3, 550 MHz, 35.2 GB/s
AGPAGP8X
TypeDesktop
Fill rate6.4 Gtex/s, 6.4 Gpix/s
RAMDAC2x400 MHz
DirectX9.0c
Textures16
CoreNV40
Triangles/s600 M
Vertex shaders6 x 3.0
Pixel shaders16 x 3.0
PCI ExpressYes

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2005-09-14 Nvidia ships 6800XTs The Inquirer [rm]

2005-09-02 NVIDIA Talks PureVideo Technology: Interview with NVIDIA's Scott Vouri Posted Xbit Labs [rm]

2005-08-26 ATI R520 has sixteen pipelines The Inquirer [rm]

2005-01-04 NV40/45 WDM video acceleration still broken The Inquirer [rm]

2004-12-28 PlayStation 3 GPU: NV40 and NV50 Hybrid with XDR DRAM, Says Report: Peculiarities of PlayStation 3 Graphics Chip Emerge Xbit Labs [rm]

2004-12-05 NVIDIA Reportedly Scraps Two Major Projects: NVIDIA's NV48, NV50 Cancelled, Successors Unknown Xbit Labs [rm]

2004-10-29 NVIDIA's Programmable Video Processor Nearly Here After Delay: New Drivers to Enable Video Capabilities of the GeForce 6800, Not HDTV Acceleration, Says NVIDIA Xbit Labs [rm]

2004-10-26 Geforce 6800 still lacks HW video support The Inquirer [rm]

2004-10-20 Gainward's Ultra/260 450 MHz air cooled flier The Inquirer [rm]

2004-10-11 High end card shortage due to lack of GDDR3 The Inquirer [rm]

2004-09-08 Nvidia SLIdes into Intel's favours The Inquirer [rm]

2004-09-08 IDF Fall 2004: Day 1 on the Showfloor: Check out the IDF Fall 2004 showcase to see new NVIDIA's SLI technology up and running, high-performance server products from TYAN and Supermicro and outstanding SpayCool cooling solution live! Xbit Labs [rm]

2004-09-06 GPU Cheatsheet - A History of Modern Consumer Graphics Processors: For our next installment of the Cheatsheet series, we explore modern graphics processors and their relative performance, die size and other tidbits. AnandTech [rm]

2004-08-30 NVIDIA: No News on GeForce 6800 Vertex Pipelines: NVIDIA Confirms Lower Amount of Geometry Processors on 6800 Chip Xbit Labs [rm]

2004-08-27 Nvidia gets 13 games to use Shader Model 3.0 The Inquirer [rm]

2004-08-23 ATI is smug but Nvidia's the bug in the rug: SM3.0 and Doom3 tips the scale The Inquirer [rm]

2004-08-19 NV40 Technology explained: Part 1: Secrets of the Pixelshading Unit 3DCenter [rm]

2004-08-16 NVIDIA, ATi Bring Five OpenGL Workstation Graphics for PCI Express to Market Tom's Hardware [rm]

2004-08-16 GeForce 6800 Series Comparison: Ultra vs GT vs (nada) Beyond3D [rm]

2004-08-09 Nvidia unveils Quadro FX 4400 The Register [rm]

2004-07-30 ATI on Shader Model 2.0b The Inquirer [rm]

2004-07-28 NV3x/NV4X are designed for Doom 3 The Inquirer [rm]

2004-07-24 Id Software Releases Doom 3 Benchmarks Xbit Labs [rm]

2004-06-29 Nvidia migrates Quadro line to PCI Express The Register [rm]

2004-06-04 Jen Hsun claims Nvidia's core cheaper then ATI's The Inquirer [rm]

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