NVIDIA's GeForce 6800 GS graphics processor


One more spin on GeForce 6
— 8:00 AM on November 7, 2005

WATCHING THE HIGH-END GRAPHICS scene these days can practically give a miser like me a nosebleed. Six-hundred dollar video cards? Are you kidding? And you're telling me some people are going to buy two and run them together? I'd better sit down for moment.

Fortunately, as technology progresses, computer power does get cheaper over time, and that's certainly true in graphics. Case in point: NVIDIA's brand-new GeForce 6800 GS. This video card, making its debut today, packs the considerable power of a GeForce 6800 GT at the not-so-painful price of $249. Does that combination of price and performance make the GeForce 6800 GS worthy of your consideration? We aim to help you answer that question by flooding you with benchmark results until your head swims and you cry out for sweet mercy. We've tested a number of the latest games, including F.E.A.R, Serious Sam 2, and Half Life 2: Lost Coast. Keep on reading to see how the 6800 GS compares to several of its closest competitors—and whether a pair of these puppies will keep up with one of those six-hundred-dollar monsters.

   
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