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MSI NX6800 Ultra-T2D256 (GeForce 6800 Ultra)
By Vijay Anand
Category : Graphics
Published by Jimmy Tang on Tuesday, 9th November, 2004
Rating : 4.5 out of 5 stars  


Technical Specifications

MSI NX6800 Ultra-T2D256 Technical Specifications
Graphics Engine
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra GPU
    • Stock 2D GPU clock = 400MHz
    • Stock 3D GPU clock = 425MHz
    • 16 pixel rendering pipelines
    • 6 vertex pipelines (geometry engines)
    • 256-bit DDR3 memory controller
  • CineFX 3.0 Shading Engine
    • Vertex Shaders
      • Support for DX 9.0 Vertex Shader 3.0
      • Displacement Mapping
      • Vertex Frequency Stream Divider (Geometry Instancing)
      • Infinite length vertex programs (supported in hardware)
    • Pixel Shaders
      • Support for DX 9.0 Pixel Shader 3.0
      • Full pixel branching support
      • Multiple Render Targets (MRTs)
      • Infinite length pixel programs (supported in hardware)
    • Texturing Engine Features
      • Up to 16 textures per rendering pass
      • Support  for 16-bit and 32-bit floating point formats
      • Support for sRGB texture format for gamma textures
      • DirectX and S3TC texture compression
    • Full 128-bit FP Precision Graphics Pipeline
      • Native support for 32 / 64 / 128 bits per pixel rendering modes
  • UltraShadow II Technology (accelerates shadow  computations)
  • Intellisample 3.0 Technology
    • 16x Anisotropic Filtering
    • Adaptive Texture Filtering
    • Rotated Grid Antialiasing
    • Fast antialiasing and compression performance
    • Loss-less Color, Texture and Z-Data Compression algorithms (in real time)
    • Fast Z-clear
    • High-resolution Compression Technology (HCT) increases performance at high resolutions.
  • Advanced Video and Display Functionality
    • Dedicated on-chip video processor
      • MPEG video encode and decode
      • WMV9 decode acceleration
      • Advanced adaptive de-interlacing
      • High quality video scaling and filtering
    • Integrated NTSC/PAL TV encoder support resolutions up to 1024x768 with built-in Macrovision copy protection
    • DVD and HDTV-ready MPEG-2 decoding up to 1920x1080i resolutions
    • Dual 400MHz RAMDACs that support resolutions of 2048x1536@85Hz
    • Dual DVO ports for interfacing external TMDS transmitters and external TV/HDTV encoder
    • Microsoft Video Mixing Renderer (VMR)
    • nView Multi-display Technology
  • Digital Vibrance Control (DVC) 3.0
  • NVIDIA High-Precision Dynamic-Range (HPDR) Technology
  • Advanced Interface Support
    • Full support of AGP 8X including fast writes and sideband addressing
  • Advanced thermal monitoring and thermal management
Graphics Memory
  • 256MB Graphic DDR3 SDRAM
  • Default memory clock = 550MHz clock rate (effective speed of 1100MHz DDR)
  • 256-bit memory interface
  • 35.2GB/sec Memory Bandwidth
RAMDAC
  • Dual integrated 10-bit per channel 400 MHz DACs that support resolutions of 2048x1536@85Hz
Connectors
  • 2x DVI-I connectors (for Digital Flat Panel displays, compatible with analog displays with converter)
  • 1x mini-DIN connector for video output (supports TV-output resolution up to 1024x768)
Driver Support & Software
  • Driver support for Windows NT4 SP6/ 95/ 98 / Me / 2000 / XP / XP MCE / XP 64-bit / Server 2003 SP1 64-bit
  • Driver support for Linux IA32 / AMD64 / IA64 and FreeBSD
  • MSI Media Center Deluxe II
  • FarStone Virtual Drive 7
  • FarStone Restore It 3
  • InterVideo WinDVD 5.1 Channel & Supreme Foreign Language Learning Machine
  • PhotoShop Album SE
  • 3D Album SE
  • MSI 3D Desktop
  • MSI Utilities
  • E-Color 3Deep
  • ThinSoft Be Twin
Game Bundle
  • Prince of Persia 3D (full game, 2 CDs)
  • XIII (full game, 4 CDs)
  • URU (full game, 1 CD)
  • 14-in-1 Games Collection Demo DVD
Other Information
  • AGP 2.0 / 3.0 slot required (1.5V)
  • 1 spare slot next to the AGP port is required
  • 1 PCI-assigned IRQ Required
  • Dual four-pin Molex power connectors required (preferably not shared or split with Y-cable)
  • Power supply rated at 400W or higher (recommended by NVIDIA)

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