Chaintech GeForce AA6800 Apogee Review - Page 1 of 7
By Jonathan Martini - October 31, 2004
The Chaintech brand name isn't as common as the other big players in the video card retail marketplace. Chaintech is aiming to change that with their Apogee brand of video cards. In a market filled to the brim with similar products, it is the subtle differences that can set one manufacturer apart from the competition. In some cases, unique products tend to command a higher retail price, but in many cases the investment is worthwhile.
Chaintech aims to provide consumers with multiple product configurations, which is the case with their standard GeForce 6800 and their GeForce 6800 AA6800 Apogee. While the AA6800 Apogee sports a slightly higher price tag, it offers higher clock speeds on both the GPU and memory than standard 6800-class units. The AA6800's core clocks in at 358MHz, 33MHz higher than the standard 325MHz. The 128MB of DDR memory runs at 770MHz, 70MHz higher than standard speeds.
The GeForce 6800 shares many of the characteristics of its higher powered siblings the GeForce 6800 GT and 6800 Ultra, however is slightly less powerful due to it dropping down to 12 pipelines from the 16 the GT and Ultra use.
128 / 256MB 256-bit DDR Memory
Superscalar 16-pipe GPU Architecture
0.13 Micron Process Technology
High-Speed 256-bit DDR Memory Interface with Advanced