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NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600

Graphics Processor
NV31
Pixel Shaders
4
Vertex Shaders
1
TMUs
4
ROPs
4
Memory Size
128 MB
Memory Type
DDR
Bus Width
128 bit
The GeForce FX 5600 was a graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in March 2003. Built on the 130 nm process, and based on the NV31 graphics processor, in its 5600 variant, the card supports DirectX 9.0a. The NV31 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 135 mm² and 80 million transistors. It features 4 pixel shaders and 1 vertex shaders, 4 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 325 MHz, memory is running at 275 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is rated at 37 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video. GeForce FX 5600 is connected to the rest of the system using an AGP 8x interface.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
NV31
GPU Variant
5600
Architecture
Rankine
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
130 nm
Transistors
80 million
Die Size
135 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Mar 6th, 2003
Generation
GeForce FX
(5600)
Production
End-of-life
Bus Interface
AGP 8x

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
325 MHz
Memory Clock
275 MHz
550 MHz effective

Memory

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

Render Config

Pixel Shaders
4
Vertex Shaders
1
TMUs
4
ROPs
4

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
1.300 GPixel/s
Vertex Rate
81.25 MVertices/s
Texture Rate
1.300 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
TDP
37 W
Outputs
1x DVI
1x VGA
1x S-Video
Power Connectors
None

Graphics Features

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

Retail boards based on this design (1)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS V9560 Video Suite 325 MHz 300 MHz 2x DVI 1x S-Video