NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900


NVIDIA started GeForce FX 5900 sales 12 May 2003 at a recommended price of $399. This is Rankine architecture desktop card based on 130 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 128 MB of DDR memory clocked at 0.85 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 22.4 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is Single-slot card attached via AGP 8x interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 218 mm. 1x Molex power connector is required.

We have no data on GeForce FX 5900 benchmark results.

General info

Of GeForce FX 5900's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
not rated
Code name
Release date
12 May 2003
Launch price (MSRP)

Technical specs

GeForce FX 5900'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 5900's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
400 MHz
Transistor count
135 million
Manufacturing process technology
130 nm
Texture fill rate
3.2 GTexel / s

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce FX 5900'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
218 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x Molex


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce FX 5900: 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
256 Bit
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
850 MHz
Memory bandwidth
22.4 GB / s
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce FX 5900.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported by GeForce FX 5900, sometimes including their particular versions.
1.5 (2.1)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce FX 5900. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.



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