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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce 6800 Ultra Extreme

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra Extreme

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Higher memory bandwidth 35.2 GB/s vs 6.4 GB/s 5.5x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 64 bit 4x wider memory bus
More render output processors 16 vs 4 12 more render output processors
Higher memory clock speed 550 MHz vs 400 MHz Around 40% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce 210

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 210

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Slightly more memory 1,024 MB vs 256 MB 4x more memory

Features Key features of the GeForce 6800 Ultra Extreme  vs 210 

effective memory clock speed Frequency at which memory can be read from and written to

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce 210
1.9 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce 210
3.8 GTexel/s

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

render output processors GPU commponents responsible for transform pixels as they flow between memory buffers

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GeForce 6800 Ultra Extreme  vs
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name NV40 GT216
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 450 MHz 475 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None Nvidia GeForce 210 520 MHz 512 MB

raw performance

Texture mapping units 16 8
Render output processors 16 4
Pixel rate 7.2 GPixel/s 1.9 GPixel/s
Texture rate 7.2 GTexel/s 3.8 GTexel/s


GeForce 6800 Ultra Extreme  vs
Memory clock speed 550 MHz 400 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,100 MHz 800 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 64 bit
Memory 256 MB 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR3 DDR2
Memory bandwidth 35.2 GB/s 6.4 GB/s


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