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NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS (PCIe)
By Vijay Anand
Category : Graphics
Published by Vijay Anand on Tuesday, 8th November, 2005

Test Setup

Our SLI test system is configured with an Athlon 64 3500+ CPU running on the highly acclaimed ASUS A8N-SLI motherboard with 1GB of Corsair DDR400 operating in dual-channel mode. The following are the various graphics cards tested for this article:-

  • NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS 256MB
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT 256MB
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6800 256MB
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT 256MB
  • ATI Radeon X1600 XT 256MB

    The new GeForce 6800 GS was tested with ForceWare version 81.87 while the rest of the NVIDIA graphics card results were based on the 77.72 driver set. ATI's sole card was tested with the Catalyst driver version 8.173.1. The benchmarks used for this article are as follows:-

  • Futuremark 3DMark03 Pro (version 360)
  • Futuremark 3DMark05 Pro (version 120)
  • Unreal Tournament 2004
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3: Chaos Theory (version 1.3)
  • Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (version 1.1)
  • FarCry 1.31
  • Doom 3
  • Quake 4
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