NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 Ultra (Final) Review
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600
Ultra reference card is as long as the Radeon 9800
Pro but shorter than the GeForce FX 5800 Ultra and
FX 5900 Ultra definitely. As you can observe, the
FX 5600 Ultra card is a single slot solution and
the noise from the cooler is within acceptable
There is a 12V ATX
Molex power connector for supply more power to
attain maximum performance of the card.
options on this card are the VGA connector,
S-Video TV-Out and DVI-out.
As you observe above,
the new FX 5600 Ultra core comes with the flip
chip package like the more expensive GeForce FX
5800 series and fitted with a heat cap too to
improve heat dissipation. This allow NVIDIA to
improve the core clock frequency higher to 400Mhz
unlike the older core in BGA package that is
clocked at 350Mhz.
NVIDIA has also
improved the memory clock from 350Mhz to 400Mhz by
equipping the card with a faster memory from Hynix
Semicondutor. HY5DU283222AF-22 GDDR-1 memory chips
come in 144 Ball FBGA package clocked at 800Mhz in
both 2D and 3D. With a 2.2ns access time, It has
an effective memory clock of 900Mhz with VDD and
VDDQ at 2.8V. Interestingly, GeForce FX 5600 Ultra
uses the same memory chips as the FX 5900 Ultra
but the only difference is that FX 5600 Ultra runs
on 128-bit memory interface while FX 5900 Ultra
runs on 256-bit memory interface.