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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce FX 5200 Low Profile

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Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 Low Profile

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the FX 5200 Low Profile vs the 6800 Ultra Extreme.

Front view of GeForce 6800 Ultra Extreme

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Higher clock speed 450 MHz vs 250 MHz 80% higher clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 35.2 GB/s vs 3.2 GB/s 11x higher memory bandwidth
Higher effective memory clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 400 MHz 2.8x higher effective memory clock speed
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
Significantly higher memory clock speed 550 MHz vs 200 MHz 2.8x higher memory clock speed
Slightly more texture mapping units 16 vs 4 12 more texture mapping units

Features Key features of the GeForce FX 5200 Low Profile  vs 6800 Ultra Extreme 

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

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

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 FX 5200 Low Profile  vs
6800 Ultra Extreme 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name NV34 NV40
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 250 MHz 450 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Texture mapping units 4 16
Render output processors 4 16
Pixel rate 1 GPixel/s 7.2 GPixel/s
Texture rate 1 GTexel/s 7.2 GTexel/s


GeForce FX 5200 Low Profile  vs
6800 Ultra Extreme 
Memory clock speed 200 MHz 550 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 400 MHz 1,100 MHz
Memory bus 64 bit 256 bit
Memory 64 MB 256 MB
Memory bandwidth 3.2 GB/s 35.2 GB/s


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