eVGA e-GeForce 6800 Video Card

256MB, PCI-Express x16, DVI - MPN: 256P2N384TX
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Slot/Port Type PCI-Express x16
Video Chipset NVIDIA GeForce 6800
Interface Connection Video - 15 pin High-Density D-shell (VGA), Video - 4 pin mini-DIN (S-Video), Video - Component Video, Video - DVI-I (Digital & Analog)
Functionality HDTV Encoder, SLI Ready, TwinView Architecture
normalized-Installed Video Memory 256
User Reviews
eVGA: e-GeForce 6800 Video Card (256MB, PCI-Express x16, DVI)
4 Star Review   By member D_Original - May 1, 2006   

Strengths: Performance; Compatibility; Resolution Range; Value

Weakness: Lack of DDR2 onboard Memory & TV Tuner

This is a Great Video Card that delivers Bang for Buck! I build machines all the time, and I've found nVidia Graphics Cards to be more consistent in quality, delivery and overall compatibility than their comparable ATI counterparts. This eVGA (nVidia based) Card is no exception. Having originally ordered a few DELL desktop machines which were shipped w/ ATI Radeon Cards, only to find out that the PCI Express cards shipped with the machines from DELL were lousy at supporting DELL's own 24" Flat Panel Monitor (ordered separately)...I once again turned to an nVidia based Card to bail me out. The main issues I was having with the ATI Card(s) were the range of resolution support for the display and the subsequent refresh rates for gaming/intense graphics use (images were blurry & refreshes choppy at monitor's native 1920x1200 DVI resolution). {Neither ATI's most recent (including beta) drivers nor DELL's tech support had an answer for this problem} I needed relatively inexpensive but credible replacements for the cards I ordered in the machines without busting the budget on the build. A quick internet search found the eVGA 6800 PCI-E card as a viable/comparable solution to the ATI equivalent for almost $100 less than DELL was selling the identical OEM version of the same nVidia based Card. No secret here, DELL (like most PC manufacturers) overprice the components they sell compared to FMV (Fair Market Value). BUT, what really drew me to this Card was all the other stuff that came with it... - Easy (no thought involved) Setup CD - DVI-VGA Adapter - S-Video Port + Cable - S-Video to Component (HD) Adapter/Cable - Mail-In-Rebate Offer (ranging from $15 - $40) So, not only was this card already $100 less than the DELL OEM equivalent, but you also get another $50 - $75 value in adapters/cables + an additional savings being offered through MIR. All-in-all, the Value on this Card is tremendous! For what this card delivers in terms of performance...it's everything you would expect from a 256MB PCI-Express Card and More... - Excellent Range of Screen Resolutions & Refresh Rates - DVI & VGA Outputs - Included DVI-VGA adapter for connecting 2 VGA monitors - S-Video & HD outputs to connect to HD TV/LCD - Quiet Heat Disipation Fan to prevent overheating - Great Out-of-Box Setup - Standard Warranty & Support options The only shortcomings I would mention are a lack of onboard DDR2 Memory (card uses DDR Memory) and lack of a TV Tuner. However, considering that this Card has been around for a while - prior to DDR2 becoming readily available in the general market place for 32Bit computing - and considering that not everyone wants to use their PC as a DVR (they do after all sell DVR's that function quite adequately independent of the PC) then these shortcomings are not that bad, compared all the value you are getting! I've bought 5 of these Cards since the 1st one 6 months ago, and it's sort of become the defacto card that I buy/recommend for a mid-range performance desktop. All said, you get a 256MB; HD Ready; 16X PCI-Express Video Card with the nVidia reputation you know and trust; 2nd to none quality & compatibility; expandability w/ included additional cables; and simplicity of setup for less than $100 (after MIR) - almost the price of comparable 128MB PCI or AGP 8X cards.... You can't beat that with a Stick!!! EM

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Great card for the money
5 Star Review   By member dwc5841 - Apr 23, 2006   

Strengths: Affordable

Weakness: none so far

I am running a AMD 3700 with 2 gigs of Corsair matched memory and one of these on a SLI board. I have had it up about a month and am preparing to purchase the second one after establishing some benchmarks.

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Good by any standard
4 Star Review   By member grampyw - Mar 30, 2006   

Strengths: Fast and quality of performance lives up to the reports that I read.

Weakness: None that I find a problem. Don't think that the fan noise is all that loud.

Bought this card on the prodding of my grandson who is the gammer. It's set up to handle the SLI feature but my computer store say's that us normal folk have more than they can handle with one of them. Price has really dropped since I bought mine so it now is an even better value.

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A good performing, affordably priced, mid-range gaming video card.
4 Star Review   By member Nafets - Mar 17, 2006   

Strengths: 1. Great price. 2. Solid performance in today's PC games. 3. Low power consumption 4. Excellent overclocking ability.

Weakness: 1. Loud heatsink/fan cooler. 2. Stock memory speed lower than Nvidia specification.

I was surprised to see this video card available for $100 after rebate from a number of online stores. I just couldn't pass up such a great deal. The feature list that this Geforce 6800 card comes with is packed with the latest technology; PCI-E, 256MB GDDR1 memory, 256-bit memory interface, DirectX 9.0C, SM 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0 support, just to name a few. Basically it means that this video card will play most any new game out there and pump out some pretty good framerates. The card itself is a bit smaller in size than it's faster cousins the 6800GS/GT, and lacking in the external power connector. Utilizing Nvidia's newer 0.11nm process NV42 GPU means that this 6800 runs cooler and consumes less power than previous versions of the 6800, while retaining all of the same pipeline structure and performance. The card will most definetly run on lower wattage systems, (under 300W) and does not need to be hooked up with an external PCI-E power connector. The core runs at a speed of 325MHz, which is Nvidia's spec'ed speed, and the memory runs at 600MHz DDR, which is 100MHz DDR less than Nvidia's spec'ed speed of 700MHz DDR. It's surprising that Evga did this, as the card is equipped with 2.8ns GDDR1 memory which is rated at 700MHz DDR, and should easily run at that speed. But later you'll see that this is overcome by a little overclocking. The core and memory are cooled by a small, high-rpm heatsink/fan unit. Although the graphics may look nifty, there is nothing nice about the noise the unit puts out during operation. It's quite loud and very obtrusive, being easily heard over the rest of the system fans. Other than that it does a decent job of keeping the core/memory temperature at a reasonable level. In my system, average temperatures were 50C idle/2D and 65C burn/3D, which is well within operating specifications. Overclocking with this Geforce 6800 is a joy. The NV42 GPU has lots of headroom for higher speeds, starting from the stock core speed of 325MHz. I was able to run at a stable speed of 410MHz, which is fantastic and brings it just under what the 6800GS runs at. The memory was also a great overclocker. The 2.8ns memory, which should be running at 700MHz DDR, went up to 780MHz DDR on this card, from the stock speed of 600MHz DDR. I feel the core and memory can go even quite a bit higher, with some more testing. The performance boost of running at 410/780 is just fantastic for the price, and is tough to beat! To sum it up, there really is alot to like about this Geforce 6800, and not many negatives. For about $100 there is nothing that can touch the features and performance of Evga's version of the 6800 and it will run most any 3D game with no problems. If you can mind the somewhat annoying heatsink/fan unit, you'll be pleasantly surprised and very happy with this video card. And your wallet will thank you too...

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Product Details
Quick Glance
Slot/Port Type PCI-Express x16
Video Chipset NVIDIA GeForce 6800
Interface Connection Video - 15 pin High-Density D-shell (VGA), Video - 4 pin mini-DIN (S-Video), Video - Component Video, Video - DVI-I (Digital & Analog)
Functionality HDTV Encoder, SLI Ready, TwinView Architecture
normalized-Installed Video Memory 256
Summary
Product Title eVGA e-GeForce 6800 Video Card
Manufacturer eVGA
Lowest Price $243.84 from Memory4Less.com
Power Score 4.2 | 4 Reviews
Graphics Chipset
Core Clock Speed: 325 MHz
Memory
Installed Video Memory: 256 MB
Effective Memory Clock Speed: 600 MHz
Memory Technology: DDR-SDRAM (DDRRAM)
Compatibility
System Type: PC
Slot Space Required: 1
Minimum Power Supply Required: 300 W
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited Warranty
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Additional Specifications
RAMDAC Speed: 400 MHz
Color Depth at Maximum Resolution: 16.7 Million Colors + 8-Bit Grayscale Mask (32-bit)
Max Resolution: 2048 x 1536
Display Refresh Rate: 85 Hz
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User Reviews
eVGA: e-GeForce 6800 Video Card (256MB, PCI-Express x16, DVI)
4 Star Review   By member D_Original - May 1, 2006   

Strengths: Performance; Compatibility; Resolution Range; Value

Weakness: Lack of DDR2 onboard Memory & TV Tuner

This is a Great Video Card that delivers Bang for Buck! I build machines all the time, and I've found nVidia Graphics Cards to be more consistent in quality, delivery and overall compatibility than their comparable ATI counterparts. This eVGA (nVidia based) Card is no exception. Having originally ordered a few DELL desktop machines which were shipped w/ ATI Radeon Cards, only to find out that the PCI Express cards shipped with the machines from DELL were lousy at supporting DELL's own 24" Flat Panel Monitor (ordered separately)...I once again turned to an nVidia based Card to bail me out. The main issues I was having with the ATI Card(s) were the range of resolution support for the display and the subsequent refresh rates for gaming/intense graphics use (images were blurry & refreshes choppy at monitor's native 1920x1200 DVI resolution). {Neither ATI's most recent (including beta) drivers nor DELL's tech support had an answer for this problem} I needed relatively inexpensive but credible replacements for the cards I ordered in the machines without busting the budget on the build. A quick internet search found the eVGA 6800 PCI-E card as a viable/comparable solution to the ATI equivalent for almost $100 less than DELL was selling the identical OEM version of the same nVidia based Card. No secret here, DELL (like most PC manufacturers) overprice the components they sell compared to FMV (Fair Market Value). BUT, what really drew me to this Card was all the other stuff that came with it... - Easy (no thought involved) Setup CD - DVI-VGA Adapter - S-Video Port + Cable - S-Video to Component (HD) Adapter/Cable - Mail-In-Rebate Offer (ranging from $15 - $40) So, not only was this card already $100 less than the DELL OEM equivalent, but you also get another $50 - $75 value in adapters/cables + an additional savings being offered through MIR. All-in-all, the Value on this Card is tremendous! For what this card delivers in terms of performance...it's everything you would expect from a 256MB PCI-Express Card and More... - Excellent Range of Screen Resolutions & Refresh Rates - DVI & VGA Outputs - Included DVI-VGA adapter for connecting 2 VGA monitors - S-Video & HD outputs to connect to HD TV/LCD - Quiet Heat Disipation Fan to prevent overheating - Great Out-of-Box Setup - Standard Warranty & Support options The only shortcomings I would mention are a lack of onboard DDR2 Memory (card uses DDR Memory) and lack of a TV Tuner. However, considering that this Card has been around for a while - prior to DDR2 becoming readily available in the general market place for 32Bit computing - and considering that not everyone wants to use their PC as a DVR (they do after all sell DVR's that function quite adequately independent of the PC) then these shortcomings are not that bad, compared all the value you are getting! I've bought 5 of these Cards since the 1st one 6 months ago, and it's sort of become the defacto card that I buy/recommend for a mid-range performance desktop. All said, you get a 256MB; HD Ready; 16X PCI-Express Video Card with the nVidia reputation you know and trust; 2nd to none quality & compatibility; expandability w/ included additional cables; and simplicity of setup for less than $100 (after MIR) - almost the price of comparable 128MB PCI or AGP 8X cards.... You can't beat that with a Stick!!! EM

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Great card for the money
5 Star Review   By member dwc5841 - Apr 23, 2006   

Strengths: Affordable

Weakness: none so far

I am running a AMD 3700 with 2 gigs of Corsair matched memory and one of these on a SLI board. I have had it up about a month and am preparing to purchase the second one after establishing some benchmarks.

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Good by any standard
4 Star Review   By member grampyw - Mar 30, 2006   

Strengths: Fast and quality of performance lives up to the reports that I read.

Weakness: None that I find a problem. Don't think that the fan noise is all that loud.

Bought this card on the prodding of my grandson who is the gammer. It's set up to handle the SLI feature but my computer store say's that us normal folk have more than they can handle with one of them. Price has really dropped since I bought mine so it now is an even better value.

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A good performing, affordably priced, mid-range gaming video card.
4 Star Review   By member Nafets - Mar 17, 2006   

Strengths: 1. Great price. 2. Solid performance in today's PC games. 3. Low power consumption 4. Excellent overclocking ability.

Weakness: 1. Loud heatsink/fan cooler. 2. Stock memory speed lower than Nvidia specification.

I was surprised to see this video card available for $100 after rebate from a number of online stores. I just couldn't pass up such a great deal. The feature list that this Geforce 6800 card comes with is packed with the latest technology; PCI-E, 256MB GDDR1 memory, 256-bit memory interface, DirectX 9.0C, SM 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0 support, just to name a few. Basically it means that this video card will play most any new game out there and pump out some pretty good framerates. The card itself is a bit smaller in size than it's faster cousins the 6800GS/GT, and lacking in the external power connector. Utilizing Nvidia's newer 0.11nm process NV42 GPU means that this 6800 runs cooler and consumes less power than previous versions of the 6800, while retaining all of the same pipeline structure and performance. The card will most definetly run on lower wattage systems, (under 300W) and does not need to be hooked up with an external PCI-E power connector. The core runs at a speed of 325MHz, which is Nvidia's spec'ed speed, and the memory runs at 600MHz DDR, which is 100MHz DDR less than Nvidia's spec'ed speed of 700MHz DDR. It's surprising that Evga did this, as the card is equipped with 2.8ns GDDR1 memory which is rated at 700MHz DDR, and should easily run at that speed. But later you'll see that this is overcome by a little overclocking. The core and memory are cooled by a small, high-rpm heatsink/fan unit. Although the graphics may look nifty, there is nothing nice about the noise the unit puts out during operation. It's quite loud and very obtrusive, being easily heard over the rest of the system fans. Other than that it does a decent job of keeping the core/memory temperature at a reasonable level. In my system, average temperatures were 50C idle/2D and 65C burn/3D, which is well within operating specifications. Overclocking with this Geforce 6800 is a joy. The NV42 GPU has lots of headroom for higher speeds, starting from the stock core speed of 325MHz. I was able to run at a stable speed of 410MHz, which is fantastic and brings it just under what the 6800GS runs at. The memory was also a great overclocker. The 2.8ns memory, which should be running at 700MHz DDR, went up to 780MHz DDR on this card, from the stock speed of 600MHz DDR. I feel the core and memory can go even quite a bit higher, with some more testing. The performance boost of running at 410/780 is just fantastic for the price, and is tough to beat! To sum it up, there really is alot to like about this Geforce 6800, and not many negatives. For about $100 there is nothing that can touch the features and performance of Evga's version of the 6800 and it will run most any 3D game with no problems. If you can mind the somewhat annoying heatsink/fan unit, you'll be pleasantly surprised and very happy with this video card. And your wallet will thank you too...

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