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NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra

NV36 A1
Graphics Processor
Pixel Shaders
Vertex Shaders
128 MB
Memory Size
Memory Type
128 bit
Bus Width
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra Image NVIDIA NV36 A1 Image
The GeForce FX 5700 Ultra was a performance graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in October 2003. Built on the 130 nm process, and based on the NV36 A1 graphics processor, in its FX 5700 Ultra variant, the card supports DirectX 9.0a. The NV36 A1 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 125 mm² and 82 million transistors. It features 4 pixel shaders and 3 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 GDDR2 memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 475 MHz, memory is running at 450 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra draws power from 1x Molex power connectors, with power draw rated at 46 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video. GeForce FX 5700 Ultra is connected to the rest of the system using an AGP 8x interface. The card measures 229 mm in length, and features a single-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 199 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: NV36 A1
GPU Variant: FX 5700 Ultra
Architecture: Rankine
Process Size: 130 nm
Transistors: 82 million
Die Size: 125 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Oct 23rd, 2003
Production Status: End-of-life
Launch Price: 199 USD
Bus Interface: AGP 8x

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 475 MHz
Memory Clock: 450 MHz
900 MHz effective


Memory Size: 128 MB
Memory Type: GDDR2
Memory Bus: 128 bit
Bandwidth: 14.40 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders: 4
Vertex Shaders: 3
TMUs: 4
ROPs: 4
Pixel Rate: 1.900 GPixel/s
Vertex Rate: 356.3 MVertices/s
Texture Rate: 1.900 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width: Single-slot
Length: 9 inches
229 mm
TDP: 46 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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Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra 256 MB 475 MHz 475 MHz 256 MB, GDDR3