NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600


NVIDIA started GeForce FX 5600 sales 6 March 2003. This is Rankine architecture desktop card based on 130 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 128 MB of DDR memory clocked at 0.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 8.8 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 1-slot card attached via AGP 8x interface. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 37 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.06 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of GeForce FX 5600's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Code name
Release date
6 March 2003

Technical specs

GeForce FX 5600's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce FX 5600's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
325 MHz
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
80 million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
130 nm
of 7
Power consumption (TDP)
37 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
1.3 GTexel / s

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce FX 5600's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
AGP 8x
Supplementary power connectors


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce FX 5600: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
128 MB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
500 MHz
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
8.8 GB / s
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce FX 5600.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported by GeForce FX 5600, sometimes including their particular versions.
1.5 (2.1)
of 4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce FX 5600. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance




Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce FX 5600 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce FX 5600 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce FX 5600 from AMD is Radeon X1550, which is faster by 67% and higher by 62 positions in our rating.

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