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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon 9800 XT GeForce 6800 XT
Cyberpunk 2077 2468% 3398%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2249% 3100%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2173% 2996%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2173% 2996%
FIFA 21 1195% 1665%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 1991% 2748%
Genshin Impact 2468% 3398%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3514% 4823%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 3582% 4915%
Watch Dogs Legion 2377% 3275%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon 9800 XT are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 6800 XT.

The GeForce 6800 XT was released over a year more recently than the Radeon 9800 XT, and so the GeForce 6800 XT is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Radeon 9800 XT.

The Radeon 9800 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 Radeon 9800 XT has 12.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 6800 XT, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon 9800 XT is slightly better than the GeForce 6800 XT.

The Radeon 9800 XT has 8 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6800 XT has 12. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon 9800 XT is 2 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6800 XT is 4. The GeForce 6800 XT having 2 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Radeon 9800 XT performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon 9800 XT requires 60 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 6800 XT. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the Radeon 9800 XT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed412 MHzvs337 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Oct 2003vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed730 MHzvs350 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth23.4GB/secvs11.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units8vs12
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate3.3 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate3.3 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2048x1536vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power60 Watts-
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 20 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model2.0vs3.0
Open GL2.0vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM2 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Radeon R300 (introduced August 2002) is the third generation of Radeon graphics chips from ATI Technologies. The line features 3D acceleration based upon Direct3D 9.0 and OpenGL 2.0, a major improvement in features and performance compared to the preceding Radeon R200 design. R300 was the first fully Direct3D 9-capable consumer graphics chip. The processors also include 2D GUI acceleration, video acceleration, and multiple display outputs. R300 refers to the development codename of the initially released GPU of the generation. R300 and its derivatives would form the basis for ATI's consumer and professional product lines for over 3 years.
The integrated graphics processor based upon R300 is called Xpress 200.
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