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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FireGL V5600 GeForce 6800 XT
Cyberpunk 2077 2378% 3398%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2166% 3100%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2093% 2996%
FIFA 21 1150% 1665%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2093% 2996%
Watch Dogs Legion 2290% 3275%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 3453% 4915%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 2246% 3213%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3387% 4823%
Genshin Impact 2378% 3398%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FireGL V5600 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 6800 XT.

The FireGL V5600 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 6800 XT, and so the FireGL V5600 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 6800 XT.

The FireGL V5600 has 256 MB more video memory than the GeForce 6800 XT, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the FireGL V5600 also has superior memory performance overall.

The FireGL V5600 has 24 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 6800 XT, which means that the memory performance of the FireGL V5600 is slightly better than the GeForce 6800 XT.

The FireGL V5600 has 120 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6800 XT has 12. However, the actual shader performance of the FireGL V5600 is 62 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6800 XT is 4. The FireGL V5600 having 58 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FireGL V5600 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 6800 XT.

We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the FireGL V5600.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed800 MHzvs337 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jan 2007vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed1100 MHzvs350 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR4vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth35.2GB/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 Units120vs12
Actual Shader Performance3%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2048x1536vs2560x1600
VGA Connections-vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections-vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
Recommended PSU350 Watts-

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs3.0
Open GL2.1vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe ATI FireGL range of video cards, renamed to FirePro 3D in late 2008, is the series specifically for CAD (Computer Aided Design) and DCC (Digital Content Creation) software, usually found in workstations. The FireGL line is designed for multimedia content creation programs, such as 3DS Max, and mechanical engineering design software such as Solidworks, whereas Radeon counterparts are suited towards video games. FireGL drivers were built with maximum image quality and pixel precision, with CAD specific functionalities such as the recently introduced AutoDetection Technology to tune the parameters inside the driver to achieve maximum performance for predefined list of software. However, because the drivers are also based on the Catalyst drivers made for the Radeon line, it makes them suitable for gaming, at the expense of probable compatibility issues with the very latest games due to the age of the drivers, with FireGL cards in theory pushing more data than their Radeon gaming counterparts.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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