Information on the Geforce 6800 P260

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The GeForce 6800 P260 is a 256 MB PCI-E video card that was developed by the Nvidia Corporation. The 6800 P260 is part of the GeForce 6 series of Nvidia cards.

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History

Nvidia first released the GeForce 6800 P260--primarily referred to as the GeForce 6800 PCI-E--was first released to the public on November 8, 2004.

Specifications

The 6800 P260 has a maximum core clock rate of 325MHz, a memory clock rate of 350MHz (700 DDR), a memory transfer rate of 22.4 GB/sec and shader operations that run at 3900 MOperations/sec. It has a pixel fill rate of 3600 MPixels/sec, a texture fill rate of 3900 MTexels/sec and vertex operations that are capable of 487.5 MVertices/sec. Additionally, it uses DDR RAM with a 256-bit bus type. It is also compatible with DirectX 9.0c or lower.

Significance

The GeForce 6800 P260 is over 6 years old, as of 2010. The video card industry has made many advancements in technological specifications since 2004, making the 6800 P260 completely insignificant in today's computer market. The video cards on the market now are capable of over 10 times the memory transfer rate of the 6800 P260. There are also cards that use DDR3 RAM, leaving the 6800 P260 far behind in technical relevancy yet again. These specifications are just a two of the many significant differences between modern technology and the 6800 P260's capabilities.

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