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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon X1600 XT GeForce 6800 XT
Cyberpunk 2077 2384% 3398%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2171% 3100%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2098% 2996%
FIFA 21 1153% 1665%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2098% 2996%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 3460% 4915%
Watch Dogs Legion 2296% 3275%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 2252% 3213%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3395% 4823%
Genshin Impact 2384% 3398%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon X1600 XT are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 6800 XT.

The X1600 XT was released less than a year after the GeForce 6800 XT, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Radeon X1600 XT and the GeForce 6800 XT have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The X1600 XT has 10.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 6800 XT, which means that the memory performance of the X1600 XT is slightly better than the GeForce 6800 XT.

Both the Radeon X1600 XT and the GeForce 6800 XT have 12 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the X1600 XT is 5 and by the GeForce 6800 XT is 4. Knowing that the shader performance of the X1600 XT is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The Radeon X1600 XT requires 42 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 6800 XT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed590 MHzvs337 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Oct 2005vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed690 MHzvs350 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth22.1GB/secvs11.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units12vs12
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power42 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model3.0vs3.0
Open GL2.0vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon X1600 XT is a middle-class GPU based on the 90nm variant of the R500 architecture.
It's based on the RV530 Core and offers 4 Pixel Shaders, 4 TMUs and 4 ROPs, on a 128-bit of standard GDDR3. The central unit runs at 500MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 390MHz.
It's a Radeon X1600 PRO with extra bandwidth and it's only slightly faster.
Some of today's games might be playable at medium settings although the low preset will have to be used on most. As it's not based on a Shader-Unified architecture, both DirectX 10 & 11 games aren't supported.
The groundbreaking new NVIDIA GeForce 6800 graphics processing units (GPUs) and their revolutionary technologies power worlds where reality and fantasy meet; worlds in which new standards are set for visual realism and quality, performance, and video functionality. The GeForce 6800 GPUs deliver powerful, elegant graphics to drench your senses, immersing you in unparalleled worlds of visual effects for the ultimate PC experience.
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