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EVGA e-GeForce 6800 GS 256MB PCI-E


Author:  Edward Chang
Date:  2005.11.07
Topic:  Video
Provider:  eVGA
Manufacturer:  eVGA







The EVGA e-GeForce 6800 GS:

256-P2-N386

This is EVGA's 256-P2-N386. It appears like nothing more than a Nvidia reference card with an EVGA sticker on the fan because EVGA strictly follows Nvidia's reference design to bring the best quality and compatibility. The N386 has a pretty cool looking faceplate and sports the SLI connector. Although the 6800 GS and 6800 GT are the same size, the design is somewhat different:

 

 

Next, we commence "undressing" the card to discover that unlike EVGA's 6800 GT, which uses an aluminum heatsink, their 6800 GS makes use of a better copper heatsink:

 

From the profile, we see that the BGA memory chips have a white thermal pad over them to enhance heat conduction between the memory and the heatsink:

 

Let's see what's under the cooling solution:

 

There is the .11 micron NV42 chipset flanked by eight Samsung 2-nanosecond GDDR3 memory.

The memory is only on the front side.



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