WTF!?!?! £210 on a 6800GT and it has 900MHZ ram?!?

By gamingguy27 · 6 replies
Aug 24, 2005
  1. I just bought a 6800GT and its defulat memory is 900MHZ instead of 1000MHZ! Whats up with that?

    I do not have an LE model either!

  2. ppsssooo

    ppsssooo TS Rookie Posts: 23

    the name brand is the prob go to newegg chech out the different brands like msi saphire etc different companies will set it differently look on newegg put 6800 in search u will see there are 1ghz and 900mhz
  3. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    true, true. you should have checked your card out before you acquired it.
  4. gamingguy27

    gamingguy27 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 168

    I bought the card knowing that it said 400MHZ ramdacs, which is 1GHZ effective. Yet mine runs at 900MHZ!
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Ramdacs have nothing to do with Core &/or memory speeds. A RAMDAC is a Random Access Memory Digital to Analog Converter. It's what converts the digital signal to analog & send it to the VGA output (it's not used if you use the DVI interface).
  6. neo265

    neo265 TS Rookie

    Im the same too. Ive just bought an XFX 6800GT than runs the Ram at 900Mhz.

    There isnt much on the web regarding this, one site says its from a bad batch which memory was clocked down and sold cheap, others say its cause they used cheaper ram to sell it cheaper to dupe people into buying it.

    I know its an old thread but I was wondering does anyone else know much about this????
  7. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Not much else to know really... companies have been doing this for years. They have their full spec versions which they sell at full price, and then they have the bastardized versions with lower specs that they sell cheaper.
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