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NVIDIA Riva TNT2 Ultra

NVIDIA Riva TNT2 Ultra Image NVIDIA NV5 B5 Image
The Riva TNT2 Ultra was a performance graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in March 1999. Built on the 250 nm process, and based on the NV5 B5 graphics processor, the card supports DirectX 6.0. The NV5 B5 graphics processor is a relatively small chip with a die area of only 90 mm² and 15 million transistors. It features 2 pixel shaders and 0 vertex shaders, 2 texture mapping units and 2 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 32 MB SDR memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 150 MHz, memory is running at 183 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA Riva TNT2 Ultra does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is not exactly known. Display outputs include: 1x VGA, 2x S-Video. Riva TNT2 Ultra is connected to the rest of the system using an AGP 4x interface. Its price at launch was 299 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: NV5 B5
Architecture: Fahrenheit
Process Size: 250 nm
Transistors: 15 million
Die Size: 90 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Mar 15th, 1999
Production Status: End-of-life
Launch Price: 299 USD
Bus Interface: AGP 4x

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 150 MHz
Memory Clock: 183 MHz
183 MHz effective


Memory Size: 32 MB
Memory Type: SDR
Memory Bus: 128 bit
Bandwidth: 2.928 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders: 2
Vertex Shaders: 0
TMUs: 2
ROPs: 2
Pixel Rate: 300.0 MPixel/s
Texture Rate: 300.0 MTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width: Single-slot
TDP: unknown
Outputs: 1x VGA
2x S-Video
Power Connectors: None

Graphics Features

DirectX: 6.0
OpenGL: 1.2
OpenCL: n/a
Pixel Shader:
Vertex Shader:


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