Romier S Posted May 12, 2003 Report Share Posted May 12, 2003 lHere it is: Nvidia has today announced the GeForce FX 5900, codenamed NV35, and the graphics card is expected to offer cutting-edge performance when it ships to retail stores next month. The latest GeForce FX design is a generation beyond the much-delayed GeForce FX 5800, which was announced earlier this year but only saw limited distribution. Even if it's surprising to see Nvidia make such a big jump so soon, it's not hard to explain. A second engineering team was working on the 5900 in parallel with preparations for the original GeForce FX, so the delays didn't affect the new chip's schedule. The GeForce FX 5900 will provide improvements in a number of different areas, with a much quieter cooling system, improved image quality, and higher overall performance. The performance improvements can largely be attributed to the much higher memory bandwidth. Like ATI's Radeon 9700 and 9800, the 5900 features a 256-bit memory bus to roughly double how much data can be transferred to and from the card's memory. This more than offsets the slightly lower clock speeds of the 5900 as compared to the 5800. The chip's core will run at 450MHz and the memory will be running at 425MHz (effectively 850MHz). The chip is being manufactured on a dense .13-micron process. Apart from raw speed, the 5900 will have some features intended to speed up performance in upcoming games with advanced graphics engines. The CineFX 2.0 pixel shader engine will double performance for some DirectX 9 special effects, including those that use the 128-bit floating point color standard. The new UltraShadow feature is designed to make it possible for developers to accelerate the new generation of games with dynamic lighting and shadows, like Doom III. The GeForce FX 5900 is a large card and takes up two expansion slots. But unlike the 5800, the 5900 is a quiet card. With bleeding-edge performance and forward-looking features, the 5900 is aimed at those gaming enthusiasts willing to pay for the best hardware available. Nvidia expects that cards based on the 5900 design will carry a suggested retail price of $499. The new cards are expected to ship in June. Source: http://www.gamespot.com/all/news/news_6027155.html Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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