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NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800

NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800 Image NVIDIA NV30 Image
The GeForce FX 5800 was a performance graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in March 2003. Built on the 130 nm process, and based on the NV30 graphics processor, the card supports DirectX 9.0a. The NV30 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 200 mm² and 125 million transistors. It features 4 pixel shaders and 2 vertex shaders, 8 texture mapping units and 4 ROPs. Due to the lack of unified shaders you will not be able to run recent games at all (which require unified shader/DX10+ support). NVIDIA has placed 128 MB DDR memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 400 MHz, memory is running at 400 MHz.
Being a dual-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800 draws power from 1x Molex power connectors, with power draw rated at 44 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video. GeForce FX 5800 is connected to the rest of the system using an AGP 8x interface. The card measures 213 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 299 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: NV30
Process Size: 130 nm
Transistors: 125 million
Die Size: 200 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Mar 6th, 2003
Production Status: End-of-life
Launch Price: 299 USD
Bus Interface: AGP 8x

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 400 MHz
Memory Clock: 400 MHz
800 MHz effective


Memory Size: 128 MB
Memory Type: DDR
Memory Bus: 128 bit
Bandwidth: 12.8 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders: 4
Vertex Shaders: 2
TMUs: 8
ROPs: 4
Pixel Rate: 1.60 GPixel/s
Vertex Rate: 0.200 GVertices/s
Texture Rate: 3.20 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 8.4 inches
213 mm
TDP: 44 W
Outputs: 1x DVI
1x VGA
1x S-Video
Power Connectors: 1x Molex

Graphics Features

DirectX: 9.0a
OpenGL: 1.5 (2.1)
OpenCL: N/A
Pixel Shader: 2.0a
Vertex Shader: 2.0a


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