NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS – The Best of the Holiday Season 2005?. Page 16
[11/08/2005 02:26 AM | Graphics]
by Alexey Stepin , Yaroslav Lyssenko
NVIDIA has released high-performance high-margin GeForce 7800 GT and GTX graphics processors which offer advanced functionality and performance sufficient for majority of games. But there are people who would not like to pay $449 or $599 per graphics card and there is Holiday season coming, when all the users go on and spend their money. NVIDIA introduced its GeForce 6800 GS product which costs $249 and frequently manages to leave behind the GeForce 6800 GT in order to offer probably the best “bang for the buck” in 2005.
Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
The GeForce 6800 GS takes the first place and is followed by the GeForce 6800 GT. The GeForce 6800 and the RADEON X800 XL share the third place in 1024x768. All the graphics cards, including the RADEON X1600 XT, are sufficiently strong to run this game at a comfortable speed in all resolutions.
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
You should not compare the results of the RADEON X800 XL with those of the other cards since it is the only solution here that does not support Shader Model 3.0. The SM 3.0 rendering mode of this game involves large amounts of math1ematical computations, and the number of pixel pipelines plays an important role. The GeForce 6800 GT has 16 such pipelines against the GeForce 6800 GS’s 12, so the latter is about 10% slower than the former throughout the test.
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