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August 2004 3Digest:
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5950 Ultra (520/950 MHz)

This chip is presented by Gigabyte GeForce FX 5950 Ultra-GT, 256MB, AGP card.


  • NVIDIA NV38 GPU, 520 MHz clock rate;
  • 256MB DDR SGRAM in BGA chips; 475 (950) MHz max. clock rate.
  • 256-bit bus;
  • Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode without optimizations is 2080 megapixels/sec and 4160 megatexels/sec.

By the end of the month the product costs $430, supports DirectX 9.0. This is a limited edition of overclocked Gigabyte GeForce FX 5950 Ultra. But GeForce 6800 might just make it obsolete anyway. AGP x8/x4/x2, 256MB DDR SDRAM in 16 Hynix chips. 2ns indicate 500 (1000) MHz clock, but the memory operates at 475 (950) MHz. GPU works at 520 MHz (!). 256 bit bus.

You can read more on GeForceFX in our reviews: Theoretical and analytical graphics card reviews containing functional analysis of NVIDIA GPUs

On August 10, 2004 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 61.77, 65.62 for Windows XP.

Andrey Vorobiev (Anvakams@ixbt.com)

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