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
Fill rate6.4 Gtex/s, 6.4 Gpix/s
Triangles/s600 M
Vertex shaders6 x 3.0
Pixel shaders16 x 3.0
PCI ExpressYes

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2003-11-30 nVidia roadmap presentation Other [rm]

2003-11-10 Nvidia's Jen Hsun peers towards Q1, 2004 for NV40 The Inquirer [rm]

2003-11-09 NVIDIA's CEO Talks About NV4x Ramp Schedules: Company Delivers Stronger than Expected Financial Results Xbit Labs [rm]

2003-11-02 nVidia presentation slips out into the open...: Page 3 and 7 includes roadmaps while other pages describe the GeForce architecture and product development cycle. Later removed. Other [rm]

2003-10-31 Nvidia NV40 and NV50 - interesting discussion Other [rm]

2003-10-13 ATI's R420 and Nvidia's NV40 to arrive next year The Inquirer [rm]

2003-10-10 5900? NV4x! Beyond3D [rm]

2003-09-24 Do we have shots of NV40 and the R420 here?: And GDDR3... The Inquirer [rm]

2003-09-12 nVidia and ATI's next-generation parts delayed until 2004 GEEK.com [rm]

2003-09-11 6. The NV30 debacle: On the PPP of R400/R500/NV40 NFI [rm]

2003-09-11 Nvidia's code names explained: Principles behind the nv-numbers cracked... The Inquirer [rm]

2003-09-09 Not For Idiots: Interesting site for GPU/VPU info. NFI [rm]

2003-09-03 nVidia NV40 Specs Other [rm]

2003-09-01 Geforce FX 5900 Ultra, NV35 supports pixel shader 3.0 The Inquirer [rm]

2003-08-29 Nvidia NV38 debut to push back NV40? The Register [rm]

2003-08-28 NV36 and NV38 to be Showcased at Computex 2003?: No NV40 This Year? Xbit Labs [rm]

2003-08-20 Nvidia confirms PCI Express support The Register [rm]

2003-08-13 Big Blue to make NV36, NV40 chips The Inquirer [rm]

2003-07-22 NV40 will be PCI Express based The Inquirer [rm]

2003-07-11 ATI's R420 may be introduced this year: Will both ATI and nVidia use Comdex to introduce next-generation parts? GEEK.com [rm]

2003-07-11 ATI gears up for Q3, Q3 chip launches The Register [rm]

2003-07-10 ATI is Getting Ready to Attack Again: Also ATI RV420 Plans Unveiled Xbit Labs [rm]

2003-06-23 IBM-made Nvidia NV40 will hit the market by year-end DigiTimes [rm]

2003-06-11 NVIDIA's Secret NV40 Plans Unveiled: NV40, NV41, NV42, NV43 and NV45 on the Way Xbit Labs [rm]

2003-06-11 Nvidia preps NV40 for PCI Express migration The Register [rm]

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