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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon X700 Series GeForce 6800 XT
Cyberpunk 2077 3204% 3398%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2922% 3100%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2824% 2996%
Watch Dogs Legion 3087% 3275%
FIFA 21 1567% 1665%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2824% 2996%
Godfall 5265% 5581%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4549% 4823%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 4637% 4915%
Genshin Impact 3204% 3398%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon X700 Series are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 6800 XT.

The GeForce 6800 XT was released over a year more recently than the Radeon X700 Series, 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 X700 Series.

Both GPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful GPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The GeForce 6800 XT has 128 MB more video memory than the Radeon X700 Series, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce 6800 XT also has superior memory performance overall.

The memory bandwidth of the Radeon X700 Series and the GeForce 6800 XT are the same, which means the Radeon X700 Series and the GeForce 6800 XT have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The Radeon X700 Series has 8 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6800 XT has 12. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon X700 Series 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 X700 Series performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed400 MHzvs337 MHz
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ArchitectureRV410NV40/NV41
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Driver Support - vs -
Release Date02 Jan 2004vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed700 MHzvs350 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth11.2GB/secvs11.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units8vs12
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2048x1536vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Features

DirectX9.0bvs9.0c
Shader Model2.0vs3.0
Open GL2.0vs1.5
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Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Radeon X800 'R430'-based 110 nanometer series was introduced at the end of 2004 along with ATI's new X850 cards. The X800 was designed to replace the position X700 XT failed to secure, with 12 pipelines and a 256-bit RAM bus. The card more than surpassed the 6600GT with performance similar to that of the GeForce 6800. A close relative, the new X800 XL, was positioned to dethrone NVIDIA's GeForce 6800 GT with higher memory speeds and a full 16 pipelines to boost performance. R430 was unable to reach high clock speeds, being mainly designed to reduce the cost per GPU, and so a new top-of-the-line core was still needed. The new high-end R4x0-generation arrived with the X850 series, equipped with various core tweaks for slightly higher performance than the 'R420'-based X800 series. The 'R480'-based X850 line was available in 3 forms: the X850 Pro, the X850 XT, and the X850 XT Platinum Edition, and was built on the reliable high-performance 130 nm Low-K process.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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