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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • High-Performance, High-Precision Effects

    The NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series of GPUs delivers extraordinary new technologies that streamline the creation of stunning effects in games and other 3D real-time applications.

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  • GeForce 6800 Testimonials Video

    Get the inside scoop on GeForce 6800 directly from game developers and professional gamers. Hear how they're taking advantage of the incredible power, performance, and technological advancements of the GeForce 6 Series to take gaming to the next level.


GeForce 6800 Reviews

PC Perspective: XFX GeForce 6800 GS Review - NVIDIA's Mid-Range Monster
"The XFX GeForce 6800 GS model is a superb adoption of the new NVIDIA GPU that is overclocked a healthy 15% to get the most out of an already well stuffed video card." XFX 6800GS SLI Video Card Review
"The XFX 6800GS is a great card for the MSRP of $249. Online the 6800GS is retailing for $209 online, making it an easy choice....NVIDIA has hit a home run with the GeForce 6800 GS and the XFX version of the card is the best of them."

HotHardware: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS
"We're going to get right to the point here. The new GeForce 6800 GS is a winner. With an MSRP of $249 this card currently has an unbeatable price / performance ratio. "

Rage3D: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS Review
"Don't bother waiting for anything else to appear, the 6800 GS offers us the biggest bang for the fewest bucks of any graphics card we're likely to see anytime soon."

NVnews: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS Preview
"...the GeForce 6800 GS should be another solid product from NVIDIA."

Extremetech: GeForce 6800 GS Review
"With the GeForce 6800 GS, Nvidia has set a difficult bar to leap, and in doing so has injected a lot of value into the most important price segment. "

Avault: Hardware Review | EVGA 6800GS
"The performance of the 6800 GS is simply amazing for a card in this range."

Tech Report: NVIDIA's GeForce 6800 GS graphics processor
"This video card, making its debut today, packs the considerable power of a GeForce 6800 GT at the not-so-painful price of $249."

FiringSquad: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS Performance Review
"In our testing, the GeForce 6800 GS' completely outclassed its intended competitor..."

Xbit Labs: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS
"Considering the identical price of these two graphics cards (about $250), the GeForce 6800 GS enjoys a complete victory...."

Hardocp: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS Preview
"We are very impressed with the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS as it seems to be more than worthy of its $249 price tag. NVIDIA is simply offering a ton of performance at a very attractive would almost be foolish not to buy the 6800 GS for your gaming needs. " Leadtek PX6800 TDH 256MB PCIe (SLI) Videocard
"Since the PX6800 has the option for the budding SLI technology it deserves a little more in the ratings. I give the Leadtek PX6800 TDH 9.5 pimp hats and award it the PimpRig Pimp Gear Award."

PC Magazine: The BFG GeForce 6800GT OC
"The BFG GeForce 6800GT OC delivers top-notch 3D performance now, and promises to be a decent long-term buy for gaming enthusiasts."

ExtremeTech: Killer Gaming Rig 2005
"Bragging rights as a PC gamer are fleeting, at best. Someone can always come along in a few months with a faster system. But as games become more graphics and CPU intensive, having the headroom inherent in our liquid-cooled SLI system means that we won't have to upgrade this system for a long, long time."

Tech Report: The best of 2004
"The 6800 GT was clearly the best buy among the $399 cards."

Gamers Depot: Gear of the Year: Best Tech of 2004
"Yeah, we know that the Ultra’s are faster, but as far as bang for the buck goes, the GT has captivated our hearts and minds as 2004’s best GPU going. There’s ample supply of them and they simply kick the crap out of the competition at the same price level. Pixel Shader 3.0 is started to make its way into more titles and NVIDIA’s release of PureVideo functionality before the year’s end clinched the deal as this being the 'must-have' graphics card by gamers everywhere."

PC Gamer Magazine: GeForce 6800 Ultra
"…the 6800 Ultra is an amazing piece of technology!"

Got Apex: ASUS V9999 Gamer Edition/TD/256M GeForce 6800 Review
"This card is a pure gem, which is why Asus absolutely deserves the rare perfect 10, and the Got|Apex Redline Award."

GamePC: Blurring The Line Between GT and Ultra – Gainward’s Ultra/2400
"It’s the best performing GeForce 6800 GT currently on the market."

Guru3D: Galaxy Glacier 6800 128 MB review
"The standard GeForce 6800 is just downright nice gaming experience, and it should be as it's still in that high-end class."

XBIT Labs: Doom III: Performance and Image Quality in Different Gaming Modes
"Doom 3 prefers graphics cards based on GPUs from NVIDIA, and their advantage is more or less perceptible in every class, from high-end to mainstream."

FiringSquad: PNY Verto 6800 GT Review
"The 6800 GT’s 350MHz, 16 pixel pipeline core was built for performance, while the 256MB of GDDR3 memory operating at 500MHz it is paired with ensures high frame rates at high resolutions and with eye candy features such as AA/AF enabled."

   Panstarsys Excelence in Engineering Award Chaintech GeForce AA6800 Review
"From a technology standpoint the NV40 GPU is an outstanding product. It is fast, it is efficient, and it produces some outstanding visuals at great framerates."

Hexus: AOpen Aeolus GeForce 6800 GT 256MB
"All GeForce 6800 GT-based cards are intrinsically good."

Tech Report: GeForce 6800 series round-up Five of the best compared
"If you're on the market for a GeForce 6800-series graphics card, each of the cards we've looked at today has something different to offer. All are solid choices, but depending on your priorities, some are better than others."

Anandtech: Doom 3 Graphics Deathmatch
"We are always most interested in value here at AnandTech, and far as bang for Doom3 dollar, the 6800 or 6800 GT are very solid options...The absolute fastest card we've seen for Doom 3 has been the 6800 Ultra series of cards."

FiringSquad: Leadtek WinFast A400 Ultra TDH Review
"FiringSquad Bull's Eye Award-90%"

VR Zone: Doom3 Benchmarks
"NVIDIA's NV40 (GeForce 6 Series) based cards are without a doubt what you want to be running in your system to get the most out of Doom3 you can."

ByteSector: nVidia GeForce 6800 GT (PCI Express)
"The nVidia GeForce 6800 GT graphics card delivers high-end, high performance, high quality graphics for any and every purpose. .... 5 stars--ByteSector Editor's Choice Award"

   Gamers Depot Drool Award

Gamers Depot: Asus V9999 Gamer Edition-NVIDIA GeForce 6800
"...this card offers gamers quite a nice bang-for-the-buck scenario that transcends what we would normally expect for a 12-pipe solution based on current GPU technology."

Accelenation: Sparkle GeForce 6800 Ultra
92%--Acclenation Gold Award

HardOCP: BFGTech GeForce 6800U OC with Water Block
"If your game is going to be DOOM 3 or you see yourself playing a lot of games utilizing the DOOM 3 engine, you are probably going to owe it to yourself to have a BFGTech GeForce 6800 series video card in your computer."

Legion Hardware: Gigabyte GeForce 6800 GT: The GeForce 4 Ti 4200 days are back!!!
"The GeForce 6800 GT is a first class product"

PC Perspective: eVGA e-GeForce 6800 GT Video Card Review
"Overall, if you are looking for a graphics card upgrade, preparing for both the current generation of games and the coming Doom3 and Half-life 2 releases, I can fully recommend the eVGA e-GeForce 6800 GT as a fantastic option for you."

TweakTown: Mega GPU Performance Comparison – The BIG BOYS come out to play
" does look like the 6800 Ultra has the crown."

GamePC: Arriving In The Nick Of Time : MSI’s GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB
"...the best there is in a gaming card, NVIDIA's 6800 Ultra looks like it’s the card to beat."

Tbreak: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 LE
"In one word- amazing. The 6800LE would be the perfect choice for system integrators..."

Bjorn3D: Leadtek WinFast A400GT TDH (GeForce 6800 GT)
"Final Score: 9 out of 10 and the Bjorn3D Golden Bear Award"

Guru3D: GeForce 6800 GT PCI Express
"This, my friends, simply is a fantastic product."

NVNews: BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC
"The entire GeForce 6800 lineup is tough to beat in terms of performance."

3DGPU: PNY Verto GeForce 6800GT 256MB Review
"When you get right down to it, the PNY Verto GeForce 6800GT is an excellent card."

HardAvenue: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 128MB Reference Review
"The 6800 series is looking to be one of NVIDIA's best ever as far as value and performance goes, and the GeForce 6800 is a shining example of this..."

SimHQ: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT PCI Express
"The card burned through SimHQ’s benchmark suite setting new highs in frame rates, with no visual glitches or anomalies, and no compatibility or stability issues."

Trusted Reviews: Gainward PowerPack! CoolFX Ultra/2600 TV-DVI-DVI
"...unquestionably the fastest card you can buy right now, and it’s near silent too..."

Bjorn3D: BFG Tech GeForce 6800 Ultra OC
"Final Score: 9 out of 10 and the Bjorn3D Golden Bear Award"

Neoseeker: eVGA e-GeForce 6800 Ultra
"End users looking for balls out performance will not be disappointed with eVga's e-GeForce 6800 Ultra."

NVNews: BFG Technologies GeForce 6800 Ultra OC Review
"The BFG 6800 Ultra OC offers everything a hardcore gamer would want in build quality, performance, stability and headroom to overclock even more."

Extremetech: Nvidia Readies GeForce 6800
"Given the (GeForce) 6800's support for Direct3D's Pixel Shader Model 3.0 and its strong price/performance story, we give the nod here to NVIDIA."

HardOCP: BFGTech GeForce 6800GT OC Review
" is simply a great video card for playing games."

Hexus: NVIDIA's GeForce 6800 and 6800 GT GPUs
"...the GT definitely gets my personal nod...the 6800 looks great for those looking to spend around £200."

GamePC: The First Sight of NV40 : BFG Tech's GeForce 6800 GT OC
"Not only is this impressive from a technological standpoint, but considering the 6800 GT runs for about $150 less..."

NVNews: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Gameplay Review
"NVIDIA's GeForce 6800 simply rocks."

Gamers Depot: PNY GeForce 6800 GT
"All in all, there’s really nothing anyone can take away from PNY’s 6800 GT..."

HotHardware: BFG GeForce 6800 GT Overclocked
"As we mentioned earlier, it was mostly a clean sweep in the benchmarks..."

Anandtech: LeadTek 6800 and eVGA 6800 Ultra Extreme: New GeForce on the Block
"When everything is said and done, the 6800 GT gets our recommendation..."

Elite bastards: PNY GeForce 6800 GT
"The price to performance ratio of the GeForce 6800GT is simply astounding..."

HotHardware: NVIDIA GeForce 6800
"we can safely say that it probably the best choice for gamers at its price point as of today."

Neoseeker: BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC
"In my opinion, the 6800 GT OC is the most attractive next generation card to get."

HardOCP: BFGTech GeForce 6800Ultra OC
" cannot go wrong with the BFG GeForce 6800Ultra OC."

Bjorn3D: BFG Tech GeForce 6800 GT OC
"The performance is great, and you can more than likely count on it overclocking even more than its preset overclock values."

IGN: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Benchmarks
"If you're looking into upgrading from an older DirectX 8 card, though, and you don't want to break the bank, I'd definitely suggest taking a look at what's available based on the plain 6800."

The ModFathers: Sparkle GeForce 6800 Ultra
"To give it anything under a SILVER AWARD would be unjust…the card's video capabilities also gain it a further EDITORS AWARD."

Envynews: BFG 6800 Ultra OC
"I am 'ultra' impressed with the BFG 6800 Ultra OC."

Guru3D: GeForce 6800 GT Preview
"After many hours of...well fun, I just can't help myself over it, this videocard is lethal! Everything about this card simple works, everything is what you expect it to be."

   Gamers Depot Drool Award

Tbreak: Leadtek 400/400GT
“The standard 6800 also did well, but not as well as the GT." Tbreak Recommended Product Award

Tbreak: NVIDIA GeForce 6800
"...we think that NVIDIA might have a winner."

Trusted Reviews: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT - Reference Board
" based on the nVidia 6800 GT should shape up to be the best choice for those who are looking for high-end performance but still want to keep to some sort of budget."

Hexus: AOpen Aeolus 6800 Ultra DVD256(E)
"awesome perfromance and feature set: 9 out of 10"

Hexus: Gainward CoolFX Powerpack! Ultra/2600
"...possibly the fastest graphics card in the world."

Trusted Reviews: XFX GeForce 6800 Ultra
"it is a great gaming solution that has everything you would expect from a cutting edge graphics card."

Tbreak: MSI NX6800 Ultra
"All the games we tested ran without any problems at faster than any other card in the round up."

FiringSquad: GeForce 6800 Performance and Overclocking
"...the GeForce 6800 is the king of the lower half of the high-end segment."

PC Magazine: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra
"Editor's Rating 4 out of 5: Very fast performer; support for DirectX 9's Shader Model 3.0"

Hardware Analysis: Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra, King of the Hill
"As you can see from the benchmarks we did just that and the GeForce 6800 Ultra did not dissapoint, on the contrary we have never seen a graphics card perform this well or so convincingly beat the competiton in every single benchmark."

Toms Hardware Guide: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra Performance Leap
“What NVIDIA has achieved with the GeForce 6800 Ultra makes even experienced graphics cards editors shake their head in amazement and wonder. The performance this card offers will sweep graphics cards enthusiasts (the author included) off their feet and carry them off into a state of ecstasy in which they can only gape in awe at the sight of these simply amazing benchmark results.”

Anandtech: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra: The Next Step Forward
“We can now expect: 1) Very high performance in current and future games. 2) The ability to play at 2048x1536 in just about any game currently available or soon to be made available, and 3) The ability to play virtually any game at 1600x1200 with 4X AA and 16X anisotropic filtering enabled at smooth frame rates.”

HardOCP: GeForce 6800 Ultra Preview
“The GeForce 6800 Ultra delivered the best realworld gameplay in every game we tested.”

Extremetech: Preview: NVidia's GeForce 6800 Ultra
"So, the four-word version of this review would simply be: 'It's really bleeping fast'."

Gamespot: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra GPU
“The Nvidia GeForce 6800 is truly a next-generation part offering dramatic performance increases across the board in today's games as well as support for forward-looking technology such as Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 for future games.”

CNET: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra
“The GeForce 6800 Ultra turned in the fastest performance to date.”

IGN: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra Reference Board Preview
“Not only is the 6800 Ultra the faster card here but in 1600x1200 it manages to be nearly twice as fast, hitting almost 60FPS.”

Firingsquad: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra Performance Preview
“Clearly when it comes to performance GeForce 6800 Ultra is in a class of its own. In many cases GeForce 6800 Ultra outperforms its nearest competitor by a factor of nearly two, and keep in mind that this is with early drivers, performance will only get better from here.”

Tech report: NVIDIA's GeForce 6800 Ultra GPU
“The NV40 is exceptionally good, with no notable weaknesses in performance or capability.”

Hot Hardware: The GeForce 6800 Ultra
“It has been quite a while since we have seen such dominant performance from a new product in this market.”

PC Perspective: Preview: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra
“With countless hours of gaming under our belt and the embargo lifting from this card a few short hours from now, we can safely say that it is nothing short of exceptional. NVIDIA has made tremendous progress in image quality and has managed to raise the performance bar to new heights at the same time.”

NVnews: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Preview
“Not only does the GeForce 6800 Ultra outperform the GeForce FX 5950 Ultra by 100% in the games that were tested in this preview, it does so with improved antialiasing image quality and 16X anisotropic filtering.”

3dGPU: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra Preview
“As you can see, You can play CoD at 1600x1200 4x/8x on the 6800 Ultra and it won't even bat an eyelash. That is impressive.”