The Radeon X XT is in many ways a very forward-looking design, but it’s not a good value at its current list price. Now that the holidays are over, many new GS owners have settled in and are happily putting their new card to good use with their favorite games. The NV42’s smaller transistor count and newer fab process should allow the GS to draw less power and produce less heat than the GT. Does that combination of price and performance make the GeForce GS worthy of your consideration? Of course, these numbers won’t produce exactly comparable performance, especially across different generations and brands of GPU architectures, but they’re still fairly relevant.
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You may be wondering: One of our goals in this review is to shed some light on the “big picture” of graphics card performance in general, and in particular, how the GS fits into it. We’ve tested a number of the latest games, including F.
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6800gz course, these numbers won’t produce exactly comparable performance, especially across different generations and brands of GPU architectures, but they’re still fairly relevant.
Email the author s: The main benefit of multi-GPU technology these days is to increase the maximum performance beyond the fastest single card on the market. The GS has Shader Model 3.
That fact may not matter now, but it could well become a source of regret down the road for someone choosing an X XL over a GS today. The GS is quite likely cheaper to manufacture, as well.
GeForce 6800 GS: The New Price/Performance King?
Similarly, if Radeon X XL prices settle into the same range as the GT as supply becomes more plentiful, that card could become a very attractive option. The NV42’s smaller transistor 6800fs and newer fab process should allow the GS to draw less power and produce less heat than the GT.
Functionally, they’re practically twins. The GT is a good value right now for those with these needs.
The Holiday Stop Gap: GeForce 6800 GS
I’d better sit down for moment. Everything about it, from its teensy GPU die size to its four texture units, four render back ends, and its bit memory interface screams “cheaper! Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. 6800ga
Today, we’ll be looking at four different manufacturers’ versions of the GS, and seeing what each has to offer. Log in Don’t have an account?
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Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. In fact, I believe those cards should be available for purchase starting today.
This card looks like it will be a great value part for those looking to upgrade anytime soon. If you’re like me, you may be a little bit surprised to see NVIDIA cranking out a brand-new GeForce 6-series video card as we head into the holiday buying season, given that the GeForce 7 series has been around for a while in several incarnations. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff!
Albatron, Chaintech Computer Co. I don’t advocate reaching into a higher price bracket often, but this is one case where it may make some sense. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! If history is any guide, board makers will offer discounts and vea in the box” clock speeds to make the GS even more appealing than NVIDIA’s stock fda. Voldenuit It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays.
At higher resolutions, AA performance might not be where we would like. We’ve also included a range of cards because it was time for an update since we did our last big graphics comparison in our Radeon X series review.
For those who wish to enable AA at higher resolutions, a beefier card would do the trick. We shall see about that. When comparing multiple cards of the same type to one another, it can be easy to lose sight of how these parts fit into the ranks of graphics cards that are available by both NVIDIA and ATI.