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  • Tech Specs

    Technical specifications of the GeForce 6 Series of GPUs.

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Superscalar 16-Pipe GPU Architecture
Delivers 8x the shading power of previous generation products for screaming gaming performance.


   
CineFX 3.0 Engine
Powers the next generation of cinematic realism. Full support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 enables stunning and complex special effects. Next-generation shader architecture delivers faster and smoother gameplay.


   
NVIDIA® PureVideo® Technology
NVIDIA® PureVideo technology is the combination of a high-definition video processing core on the NVIDIA GPU and software that plays ultra-smooth movies with minimal CPU use and low power consumption. Features vary by product.


   
Programmable Video Processor
Adapt to new video formats as they are developed, providing a future-proof video solution.


   
NVIDIA SLI Technology
Delivers up to 2x the performance of a single GPU configuration for unparalleled gaming experiences by allowing two graphics cards to run in parallel. The must-have feature for performance PCI Express graphics, SLI technology dramatically scales performance on today's hottest games. NVIDIA SLI-certified versions of select GeForce PCI Express GPUs only.


   
UltraShadow II Technology
Enhances the performance of bleeding-edge games, featuring complex scenes with multiple light sources and objects. 2nd-generation technology delivers more than 4x the shadow processing power over the previous generation.


   
64-Bit Floating Point Texture Filtering and Blending
Based on the OpenEXR technology from Industrial Light & Magic (http://www.openexr.com/), NVIDIA’s 64-bit texture implementation delivers state-of-the-art high dynamic-range (HDR) visual effects through floating point capabilities in shading, filtering, texturing, and blending.


   
Intellisample 3.0 Technology
The industry’s fastest antialiasing delivers ultra-realistic visuals, with no jagged edges, at lightning-fast speeds. Visual quality is taken to new heights through a new rotated grid sampling pattern.


   
NVIDIA® Digital Vibrance Control® 3.0 Technology
Allows the user to adjust color controls digitally to compensate for the lighting conditions of their workspace, in order to achieve accurate, bright colors in all conditions.


   
PCI Express Certified
Designed to run perfectly with the next-generation PCI Express bus architecture. This new bus doubles the bandwidth of AGP 8x delivering over 4GB/s in both upstream and downstream data transfers.



 Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Optimizations and Support
Ensures the best performance and application compatibility for all DirectX 9.0 applications.

 High-Definition MPEG-2 Hardware Acceleration
Smoothly playback all MPEG-2 video with minimal CPU usage so the PC is free to do other work. Battery-life is extended when watching DVDs while running on battery.

 High-Quality Real-Time Video Recording
Get full digital video recording functionality without losing data. With NVIDIA PureVideo technology, high-quality recording preserves picture detail while also using minimal space to store videos on the hard drive.

 Spatial-Temporal De-Interlacing
Sharpens interlaced content on progressive displays, delivering a crisp, clear picture.

 Vibrant Color Temperature Correction
Color temperature correction makes actors’ faces appear natural, rather than washed out and pale, when playing videos on LCD and CRT displays.

 High-Speed GDDR3 Memory Interface
Support for the world’s fastest GDDR3 memory delivers fluid frame rates for even the most advanced games and applications. (Supported in the GeForce Go 6800, GeForce 6800 Ultra, 6800 GT, 6800, and 6600 GT only)

 Full-Speed 32-Bit Color Precision
Delivers increased image quality with no performance compromise.

 Full MPEG Support
Delivers a stunning video experience through encoding and decoding of analog and digital content.

 Integrated TV Encoder
Provides best-of-class TV-out functionality for resolutions up to 1024x768.

 OpenGL® 2.0 Optimizations and Support
Ensures the best performance and application compatibility for all OpenGL applications.

 AGP 8X
Provides double the bandwidth of AGP 4X—2.1GB/sec. vs. 1.1GB/sec. AGP 8X enables more complex models and detailed textures, creating richer and more lifelike environments. Uninterrupted data flow allows for smoother video streaming and faster, more seamless gameplay. (AGP 8X/4X compliant)

 Dual 400MHz RAMDACs
Blazing-fast RAMDACs support dual QXGA displays with ultra-high, ergonomic refresh rates–up to 2048x1536@85Hz. May vary by model.

 Dual DVI Support
Able to drive the industry's largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays including 1900x1200 resolution and the new Apple 30" cinema display. (Support for Apple 30” cinema display available on the GeForce 6800 Ultra 512MB only.)

 0.13 Micron Process Technology
Delivers high performance through faster clock rates.

 
 
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