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NVIDIA Puts Its (New) Cards on the Table

The FX 5950 Compared To The Rest Of Its Class

ATI Radeon 9800 PRO 128ATI Radeon 9800 PRO 256ATI Radeon 9800 XTNVIDIA GeForceFX 5900 UltraNVIDIA GeForceFX 5950 Ultra
CodenameR350R350R360NV35NV38
Chip Technology256-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit
Process0.15 Micron0.15 Micron0.15 Micron0.13 Micron0.13 Micron
Transistors~107 Million (?)~107 Million (?)~107 Million (?)130 Million130 Million
Memory Bus256-bit DDR256-bit DDR256-bit DDR/DDR2256-bit DDR256-bit DDR
Memory Bandwidth21.8 GB/s22.4 GB/s23.4 GB/s27.2 GB/s30.4 GB/s
Pixel Fillrate3.04 Gigapixel/s3.04 Gigapixel/s3.04 Gigapixel/s- Texelrate (Color+Z): 1800 texel/s- Z-rate (Z): 3600/s- Stencilrate: 3600/s- Texturerate: 3600/s- Texelrate (Color+Z): 1900 texel/s- Z-rate (Z): 3800/s- Stencilrate: 3800/s- Texturerate: 3800/s
Max FSAA Mode6x6x6x4x4x
Triangle Transform Rate380 M Triangles/s380 M Triangles/s412 M Triangles/s315 M Triangles/s356 M Triangles/s
AGP Bus2x/4x/8x2x/4x/8x2x/4x/8x2x/4x/8x2x/4x/8x
Memory128 MB256 MB256 MB128/256 MB128/256 MB
GPU Clock380 MHz380 MHz412 MHz450 MHz475 MHz
Memory Clock340 MHz (680 DDR)350 MHz (700 DDR)365 MHz (730 DDR)425 MHz (850 DDR)475 MHz (950 DDR)
Memory(on reference board)??Hynix BGA specified for 400 MHzHynix BGA specified for 500 MHz
Vertex Shader444FP ArrayFP Array
Pixel Pipelines8884(/8)4(/8)
Texture Units Per Pipe11111
Textures per Texture Unit8881616
Vertex S. Version2222.02.0
Pixel S. Version2222.02.0
DirectX Generation99999
FSAA ModiMultiSamplingMultiSamplingMultiSamplingMultiSamplingMultiSampling
Memory OptmizationsHyper Z III+Hyper Z III+Hyper Z III+LMA II OptimizedColor CompressionLMA II OptimizedColor Compression
OptmizationsSmartShader 2.1SmoothVision 2.1SmartShader 2.1SmoothVision 2.1SmartShader 2.1SmoothVision 2.1IntelliSample HCTIntelliSample HCT
Display Outputs22222
Chip Internal Ramdacs2 x 400 MHz2 x 400 MHz2 x 400 MHz2 x 400 MHz2 x 400 MHz
Chip External Ramdacs-----
Bits per Color Channel1010101010
SpecialTV Encoder On-Chip; FullStreamAdaptive FilteringF-BufferTV Encoder On-Chip; FullStreamAdaptive FilteringF-BufferTV Encoder On-Chip; FullStreamAdaptive FilteringF-BufferTV Encoder On-Chip; Extended ProgammabilityAdaptive FilteringUltraShadowTV Encoder On-Chip; Extended ProgammabilityAdaptive FilteringUltraShadow
Launch price$399$499$499$499$499
Street price$300-350$450-500$400-500