XFX 6800GS SLI Video Card Review :: The Bundle

11-29-2005 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Benjamin Sun
  • XFX 6800GS video card
  • PCI Express 6-pin power cord
  • TV Out Cable
  • Manual
  • Catalog
  • Far Cry DVD

The packaging of XFX branded video cards tends to be hard to open without breaking the box. This is a great feature as it makes it harder for people to go into a retail store and steal the video card. The card is in an plastic enclosure on the bottom of a cardboard box. On top of that box is another box filled with the accessories the card comes with.


XFX 6800GS SLI Video Card Review Card in box

Card in box

XFX 6800GS SLI Video Card Review Top box

Top box

XFX 6800GS SLI Video Card Review Manuals

Manuals

XFX 6800GS SLI Video Card Review Accessories

Accessories

XFX 6800GS SLI Video Card Review Multi-Language Installation Guide

Multi-Language Installation Guide


The bundle on the XFX 6800GS is excellent. While many video card companies are going away from including games with their cards, XFX includes Far Cry, which features Shader Model 3.0 effects and HDR with the 6800GS. Hardware-wise the card comes with a TV-Out cable and the 6-pin power connector for the card.


XFX 6800GS SLI Video Card Review Default clock

Default clock

XFX 6800GS SLI Video Card Review Overclocked

Overclocked

XFX 6800GS SLI Video Card Review Card information

Card information


XFX has clocked the 6800GS at a clock of 485MHz, a 60MHz overclock over the standard NVIDIA clock of 425MHz. The 6800GS has 12 pixel pipelines, giving it a fillrate of 5.85 Gigapixels a second. By way of comparison, the highest end card of 2003, the 9800XT has a fillrate of 4 Gigapixels a second.