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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 610 Gigabyte 2GB Edition GeForce 6800 Ultra
Red Dead Redemption 2 1938% 2157%
Doom Eternal 1652% 1841%
Cyberpunk 2077 2700% 3001%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1938% 2157%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1157% 1292%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2700% 3001%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 2700% 3001%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3014% 3349%
Need For Speed Heat 1938% 2157%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 22% 13%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 610 Gigabyte 2GB Edition are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra.

The GT 610 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 6800 Ultra, and so the GT 610 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 6800 Ultra when running the latest games.

The GT 610 has 1792 MB more video memory than the GeForce 6800 Ultra, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GeForce 6800 Ultra has 24.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 610, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6800 Ultra is slightly better than the GT 610.

The GeForce GT 610 Gigabyte 2GB Edition has 48 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6800 Ultra has 22. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 610 is 78 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6800 Ultra is 9. The GT 610 having 69 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 6800 Ultra performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GT 610 Gigabyte 2GB Edition requires 29 Watts to run and the GeForce 6800 Ultra requires 124 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 610. The GeForce 6800 Ultra requires 95 Watts more than the GT 610 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce 6800 Ultra may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 610.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed810 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF119-300-A1NV40/NV45
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date18 May 2012vs01 Mar 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed667 MHzvs550 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth10.7GB/secvs35.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs22
Actual Shader Performance4%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate6.5 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate3.2 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power29 Wattsvs124 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs3.0
Open GL4.5vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron G550 2.6GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 610 Gigabyte 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Entry-Level GeForce GT 610, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit

Overclock: Memory Clock

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 2GB.
While 2GB are needed in Modern Games for increased texture detail, the GPU is not powerful enough to work under other circumstances in which 2GB are needed, such as gaming at 1080p and thus a larger frame buffer is mostly a gimmick.

Cooling Solution

Benchmarks indicate no Performance Boost over the reference GeForce GT 610.
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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