NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 ZT: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 ZT
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 ZT
  • Interface AGP 8x
  • Core clock speed 325 MHz
  • Max video memory 128 MB
  • Memory type DDR
  • Memory clock speed 700 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2003


NVIDIA started GeForce FX 5900 ZT sales 12 May 2003. This is Rankine architecture desktop card based on 130 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 128 MB of DDR memory clocked at 0.7 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. 1x Molex power connector is required.

We have no data on GeForce FX 5900 ZT benchmark results.

General info

Of GeForce FX 5900 ZT's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance ratingnot rated
ArchitectureRankine (2003−2005)
GPU code nameNV35
Market segmentDesktop
Release date12 May 2003 (19 years ago)

Technical specs

GeForce FX 5900 ZT's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce FX 5900 ZT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Core clock speed325 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors135 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology130 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Texture fill rate2.600of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce FX 5900 ZT'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).

InterfaceAGP 8x
Supplementary power connectors1x Molex


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce FX 5900 ZT: 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 typeDDR
Maximum RAM amount128 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed700 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth22.4 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce FX 5900 ZT. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported by GeForce FX 5900 ZT, sometimes including their particular versions.

OpenGL1.5 (2.1)of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

Benchmark performance

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

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