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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2004-06-03 ATI and Nvidia face torrent of customer complaints The Inquirer [rm]

2004-05-29 Radeon X800XT is a 500/1000 MHz card: The one to fight Geforce 6800GT The Inquirer [rm]

2004-05-24 ATI and Nvidia talk to slow technology down The Inquirer [rm]

2004-05-20 Geforce Ultra Extreme won't air-cool at 450 MHz The Inquirer [rm]

2004-05-18 Nvidia chief goes ballistic over gimmick charge: Pixel Shader 2 vs 3... The Inquirer [rm]

2004-05-12 No 6800 Ultra extreme, Nvidia says The Inquirer [rm]

2004-05-04 Nvidia preps mid-range GeForce 6800 part The Register [rm]

2004-05-04 ATI's Radeon X800 series graphics processors Plus NVIDIA's counterpunch Tech Report [rm]

2004-05-04 Clash of the Titans: ATI RADEON X800 PRO and ATI RADEON X800 XT Against the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra Xbit Labs [rm]

2004-05-04 ATI confirms no Shader 3.0 in Radeon X800 The Register [rm]

2004-05-03 ATI's precious metal, probably less rare than Nvidia's The Inquirer [rm]

2004-05-03 How ATI double whammied Nvidia over GDDR3 The Inquirer [rm]

2004-05-03 NV40 new shoes outed as GeForce 6800 Ultra Extreme The Inquirer [rm]

2004-04-29 Nvidia partners confirm 6800 PRO The Inquirer [rm]

2004-04-28 Nvidia GeForce 6800 specs emerge The Register [rm]

2004-04-27 Nvidia hogs the spotlight The Inquirer [rm]

2004-04-27 What Went Wrong with NV3x: A Moratorium AnandTech [rm]

2004-04-26 ATI will launch the Radeon Pro X800 next week GEEK.com [rm]

2004-04-23 Nvidia accused of cheating over graphics tech The Inquirer [rm]

2004-04-21 Nvidia cuts ATI off at the gulch with Far Cry support The Inquirer [rm]

2004-04-21 Nvidia 60 series driver schedule revealed The Inquirer [rm]

2004-04-19 Radeon X800PRO will beat NV40 Ultra The Inquirer [rm]

2004-04-15 NVIDIA GeForce 6-Series to Expose All Capabilities With New DirectX: Pixel Shaders 3.0, Vertex Shaders 3.0 to Be Enabled Later Xbit Labs [rm]

2004-04-15 GeForce 6800 reviews everywhere The Inquirer [rm]

2004-04-14 NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra Performance Preview FiringSquad [rm]

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