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July 2003 3Digest:
NVIDIA GeForceFX 5800 Ultra

This chip is presented by NVIDIA GeForceFX 5800 Ultra, 128MB, AGP reference card.


  • NVIDIA NV30 GPU, 500 MHz clock rate;
  • 128MB DDR II SGRAM in 8 Samsung K4N26323AE-GC1K BGA chips; 550 (1100) MHz clock speed indicating 1.8ns fetch time; 500 (1000) MHz default 3D clock speed; 300 (600) MHz default 2D clock speed. 128-bit bus.
  • Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode without optimizations is 2000 megapixels/sec and 4000 megatexels/sec.

By the end of the month the product belongs to the $340-370 range; supports DirectX 9.0; closest rivals: RADEON 9800 Pro, RADEON 9700, RADEON 9700 Pro RADEON 9700.

You can read more on GeForceFX in our reviews:

On July 10, 2003 the latest drivers from NVIDIA are 44.22, 44.71 and 44.90 for Windows XP.

You can get more information about problems of various NVIDIA drivers at the NVIDIA World website.

Andrew Vorobyev (Anvakams@ixbt.com)
Alexandr Kondakov (kondalex@ixbt.com)

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