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The GeForce Compared To The Rest Of Its Class

Performance Leap: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra
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  ATI Radeon 9800 XT NVIDIA GeForceFX 5950 Ultra NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra
Codename R360 NV38 NV40
Chip Technology 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit
Process 0.15 Micron 0.13 Micron 0.13 Micron
Transistors ~107 Million (?) 130 Million 222 Million
Memory Bus 256-bit GDDR 256-bit GDDR 256-bit GDDR3
Memory Bandwidth 23.4 GB/s 30.4 GB/s 35.2 GB/s
Pixel Fillrate 3.04 Gigapixel/s - Texelrate (Color+Z): 1900 texel/s
- Z-rate (Z): 3800/s
- Stencilrate: 3800/s
- Texturerate: 3800/s
unknown
Max FSAA Mode 6x 4x / 4xMS+2xSS 4x / 4xMS+2xSS
Triangle Transform Rate 412 M Triangles/s 356 M Triangles/s 600 M Triangles/s
AGP Bus 2x/4x/8x 2x/4x/8x 2x/4x/8x
Memory 256 MB 128/256 MB 128/256/512 MB
GPU Clock 412 MHz 475 MHz 400 MHz
Memory Clock 365 MHz (730 DDR) 475 MHz (950 DDR) 550 MHz (1100 DDR)
Memory
(on reference board)
Hynix BGA specified for 400 MHz Samsung 600 MHz GDDR
Vertex Shader 4 FP Array 6 Units
Pixel Pipelines 8x1 4x2 / 8x0 16x1 / 32x0
Texture Units Per Pipe 1 2 1
Textures per Texture Unit 8 16 unknown
Vertex S. Version 2 2.0 3.0
Pixel S. Version 2 2.0 3.0
DirectX Generation 9.0 9.0 9.0c
FSAA Modi MultiSampling MultiSampling
SuperSampling Mixed Mode
MultiSampling
SuperSampling Mixed Mode
Memory Optmizations Hyper Z III+ LMA II Optimized
Color Compression
LMA III Optimized
Color Compression
Optmizations SmartShader 2.1
SmoothVision 2.1
IntelliSample HCT IntelliSample 3.0
Display Outputs 2 2 2
Chip Internal Ramdacs 2 x 400 MHz 2 x 400 MHz 2 x 400 MHz
Chip External Ramdacs - - -
Bits per Color Channel 10 10 10
Special TV Encoder On-Chip; FullStream
Adaptive Filtering
F-Buffer
TV Encoder On-Chip; Extended Progammability
Adaptive Filtering
UltraShadow
Video Processor and TV Encoder On-Chip; Extended Progammability
Adaptive Filtering, True Trilinear Filtering,
UltraShadow
Launch price $499 (old launch price) $499 (old launch price) $499
Street price ~ $365 ~ $379 -
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