ATI Radeon X1900 GT: specs and benchmarks

ATI Radeon X1900 GT

Summary

ATI started Radeon X1900 GT sales 1 May 2006. This is R500 architecture desktop card based on 90 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 256 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1.2 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 38.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.56 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of Radeon X1900 GT's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.48
 
Architecture
R500
 
GPU code name
R580
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Launch date
1 May 2006 (15 years ago)
 
Price now
$44
 

Technical specs

Radeon X1900 GT's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon X1900 GT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Core clock speed
575 MHz
 
Number of transistors
384 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
90 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
75 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
6.900
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon X1900 GT'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).

Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon X1900 GT: 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
GDDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
256 MB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
1200 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
38.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon X1900 GT. 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 Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon X1900 GT, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
9.0c (9_3)
 
Shader Model
3.0
 
OpenGL
2.0
 
OpenCL
N/A
 
Vulkan
N/A
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon X1900 GT. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

0.56

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

145

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon X1900 GT is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

This video card matches 57% minimum and 49% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
57%
Recommended
49%
Minimum
57%
Recommended
49%

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon X1900 GT from NVIDIA is GeForce 6800 GT, which is slower by 4% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon X1900 GT:

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