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NVIDIA NV38

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NV38
FX 5950 Ultra
FX 5950 Ultra
NVIDIA's NV38 GPU uses the Rankine architecture and is made using a 130 nm production process at TSMC. With a die size of 207 mm² and a transistor count of 135 million it is a medium-sized chip. NV38 supports DirectX 9.0a. For GPU compute applications, OpenCL version N/A can be used. It features 4 pixel shaders and 3 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).

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
NV38
Architecture
Rankine
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
130 nm
Transistors
135 million
Density
652.2K / mm²
Die Size
207 mm²
Released
Oct 23rd, 2003

Graphics Features

DirectX
9.0a
OpenGL
2.0
OpenCL
N/A
Vulkan
N/A
Pixel Shader
2.0a
Vertex Shader
2.0a

Render Config

Pixel Shaders
4
Vertex Shaders
3
TMUs
8
ROPs
4
Max. TDP
74 W

All Rankine GPUs

NVIDIA GPU Architecture History

Graphics cards using the NVIDIA NV38 GPU

Name Chip Memory Shaders TMUs ROPs GPU Clock Memory Clock
NVIDIA GeForce PCX 5950 256 MB 4 / 3 8 4 475 MHz 425 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5950 Ultra FX 5950 Ultra 256 MB 4 / 3 8 4 475 MHz 475 MHz
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1300 NV38 GL 128 MB 4 / 3 8 4 350 MHz 275 MHz

NV38 GPU Notes

OpenGL 2.1: 66% Support