|Item||Nvidia GeForce 6800||ATI R400||ATI Radeon 9800 / 9800 Pro|
|Die size||~287 mm2|
|Process||130 nm||130 nm||150 nm Cu|
|Core speed||400 MHz||380 MHz|
|Transistors||222 M||> 200 M||107+ M|
|Ops/s||40/clock = 15.2 G|
|Pipelines||16x1, 32x0||8 pipelines x 1 texture unit|
|Memory||DDR, GDDR2, GDDR3, 550 MHz, 35.2 GB/s||DDR350 256b 256 MB (22.4GB/s)|
|AGP||AGP8X||AGP 3.0 (=8x)|
|Fill rate||6.4 Gtex/s, 6.4 Gpix/s||3 Gpix/s|
|RAMDAC||2x400 MHz||400 MHz|
|Triangles/s||600 M||380 M|
|Vertex shaders||6 x 3.0||4 x 2.0|
|Pixel shaders||16 x 3.0||8 x 2.0|
2004-04-14 Nvidia GeForce 6800
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.
2004-Q1 ATI R400 New ATI graphics high end core succeeding the R300/R350 (Radeon 9700/9800). The R400 has been delayed until 2004 due to: 3GIO, DDR-3 and DX9 pixel shader 3.0. It is renamed to R500, while the less ambitious R420 takes over in the short term.