NVIDIA officially announces GeForce FX 5600 and 5200
As scheduled, NVIDIA posted the press release about additions to the GeForce FX family. The company announced GeForce FX 5600 and 5200 DirectX 9.0 GPUs for the performance and mainstream markets.
Now, including GeForce FX 5800, GeForce FX serie consists of three GPUs featuring CineFX, pixel and vertex shaders, NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture. Besides, each novelty features 4 pixel pipelines.
0.13-micron GeForce FX 5600 (NV31) features 88 million transistors, supports DDR-II and all GeForce FX features, including Intellisample 2.0. GeForce FX 5600 claimed to be overclockable up to 400MHz and even higher. Initially, these solutions will be produced with 128Mb 128-bit DDR and 325/275MHz GPU/memory clock. Their price will bwe about $190.
GeForce FX 5200 (NV34) is NVIDIA’s first mainstream DirectX 9.0 GPU. Such cards are expected to cost about $100. It is made using 0.15-micron process technology and features 81 million transistors, only DDR-I memory, 250/166MHz GPU/memory clock rate, 128Mb 128-bit DDR.
GeForce FX 5200 Ultra variant will operate at 250/200MHz, feature 128Mb 128-bit DDR and cost $140. FX 5200’s overclockable clock limit is claimed up to 250MHz.
Besides, all today’s chips are fully compatible, so we might see many non-reference solutions as well.
In volumes GeForce FX products are expected in April from ABIT Computer, AOpen, ASUSTeK, BFG Technologies, Chaintech, Creative, eVGA.com, Gainward, Leadtek Research, MSI, Palit Microsystems, Pine XFX and PNY Technologies.
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