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NVIDIA Puts Its (New) Cards on the Table

A New Dish For The Mainstream: GeForce FX 5700 Ultra, Continued

Die FX 5700 Ultra compared to its competitors:

ATI Radeon 9600 PROATI Radeon 9600 XTNVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti 4200-8xNVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 UltraNVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra
CodenameRV350RV360NV25NV31NV36
Chip Technology256-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit
Process0.13 Micron0.13 Micron0.15 Micron0.13 Micron0.13 Micron
Transistors~75 Mio~75 Mio~63 Mio~80 Mio~82 Mio
Memory Bus128-bit DDR128-bit DDR128-bit DDR128-bit DDR128-bit DDR
Memory Bandwidth9.6 GB/s9.6 GB/s8.0 GB/s12.8 GB/s14.4 GB/s
Pixel Fillrate1.6 Gigapixel/s2.0 Gigapixel/s1.1 Gigapixel/s1.6 Gigapixel/s1.9 Gigapixel/s
AGP Bus1x/2x/4x/8x1x/2x/4x/8x1x/2x/4x/8x1x/2x/4x/8x1x/2x/4x/8x
Triangles/s200M250M113M100M356M
Memory128/256/MB128/256 MB64/128 MB128/256 MB128/256 MB
GPU Clock400 MHz800 MHz250 MHz400 MHz475 MHz
Memory Clock300 MHz (600 DDR)300 MHz (600 DDR)257 MHz (514 DDR)400 MHz (800 DDR)450 MHz (900 DDR)
Vertex Shader2221 (Array)1 (Array)
Pixel Pipelines44444
Texture Units Per Pipe11211
Textures per Texture Unit161641616
Vertex S. Version2.02.01.12.02.0
Pixel S. Version2.02.01.32.02.0
DirectX Generation9.09.08.19.09.0
FSAA ModiMultiSamplingMax 6xMultiSamplingMax 6xMultiSamplingMax 4xMultiSamplingMax 4xMixedModesMax 8xMultiSamplingMax 4xMixedModesMax 8x
Anisotropic Filtering2/4/8/16x2/4/8/16x2/4/8x2/4/8x2/4/8x
Memory OptmizationsHyper Z III+Hyper Z III+LMA IIIntelliSampleIntelliSample
OptmizationsSmartShader 2.0SmoothVision 2.1SmartShader 2.0SmoothVision 2.1nFiniteFX IIAccuviewCineFXIntelliSampleCineFX 2.0IntelliSample
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 Channel101081010
SpecialTV Encoder On-Chip; FullStreamAdaptive FilteringTV Encoder On-Chip; FullStreamAdaptive FilteringTV Encoder On-Chip;Adaptive Filtering, DirectX 9+TV Encoder On-Chip;Adaptive Filtering, DirectX 9+
Launch-Price (+tax)$199$199
Street-Price (+tax)~ $150~ $90~$150-180Beware of Flipchip version (400 MHz Core)!