ATI Rage XL PCI vs NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 ZT

Description

This is a comprehensive analysis comparing the ATI Rage XL PCI on one side and NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 ZT on the other side.

The first video card was released on Aug 1st, 1998. This GPU is equipped with 0.0078125 GB of SDR memory, with a bandwidth of 664.0 MB/s. The architecture of this card: base clock of and a boost clock of , TDP of this video card is unknown.

The second video card was released on May 12th, 2003 and comes with 0.125 GB of DDR memory, with a bandwidth of 22.40 GB/s. This GPU also has a base clock of and a boost clock of , and it has a TDP of unknown.

This table also comprises board specifications, pixel and texture filtration, launch price, and benchmarks such as G3DMark, PassMark G2D, 3DMark Firestrike, FPS, and Hashrate.

Key Differences

Advantages of ATI Rage XL PCI:

  • Up to 66.27% higher bandwidth: 664.0 MB/s vs 22.40 GB/s.
  • More memory size (RAM): 0.0078125 GB vs 0.125 GB.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 ZT:

  • NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 ZT is newer: launch date is May 12th, 2003.

Technical specifications

ATI Rage XL PCI NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 ZT
Graphics Processor
GPU Name: ATI Rage XL PCI NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 ZT
GPU Variant: 215R3LASB41 -
Processor: Rage 3 Rankine
Foundry: TSMC TSMC
Technology: 350 nm 130 nm
Transistors: 8 million 135 million
Die Size: 47 mm² 207 mm²
General information
Release Date: Aug 1st, 1998 May 12th, 2003
Availability: - -
Generation: Rage 3 GeForce FX (5900)
Predecessor: Rage 2 GeForce 4 Ti
Successor: Rage 4 GeForce 6 AGP
Production: End-of-life End-of-life
Launch Price: - -
Current Price: - -
Bus Interface: PCI AGP 8x
Reviews: - 11 in our database
Clock Speeds
Base Clock Speed: - -
Boost Clock Speed: - -
SOC clock: - -
UVD clock: - -
Memory Clock: 83 MHz 350 MHz 700 Mbps effective
Memory specs
RAM: 0.0078125 GB 0.125 GB
Type of memory: SDR DDR
Memory Bus: 64 bit 256 bit
Memory Bandwidth: 664.0 MB/s 22.40 GB/s
Render Config
Shading Units: - -
TMUs: 1 8
ROPs: 1 4
Compute units: - -
Tensor Cores: - -
RT Cores: - -
L0 Cache: - -
L1 Cache: - -
L2 Cache: - -
L3 Cache: - -
Board specs
Slot Width: Single-slot Single-slot
Length: - -
Width: - -
Height: - -
TDP: unknown unknown
Suggested PSU: 200 W 200 W
Outputs: 1x VGA1x S-Video 1x DVI1x VGA1x S-Video
Power Connectors: None 1x Molex
Part Number: - -
Board Number: - -
Technology Support
DirectX: 6.0 9.0a
OpenGL: 1.1 1.5 (2.1)
OpenCL: - -
Vulkan: - -
CUDA: - -
Shader Model: N/A 2.0a

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Fillrate:
ATI Rage XL PCI
0.125 GPixel/s
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 ZT
1.3 GPixel/s
Texture Fillrate:
ATI Rage XL PCI
0.125 GTexel/s
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 ZT
2.6 GTexel/s
Texture Mapping Units:
ATI Rage XL PCI
1
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 ZT
8
Render Output Units:
ATI Rage XL PCI
1
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 ZT
4
Pixel Shaders:
ATI Rage XL PCI
1
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 ZT
4
Vertex Shaders:
ATI Rage XL PCI
No data
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 ZT
3

Benchmarks Performance Tests

Passmark (G3D):
ATI Rage XL PCI
No data
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 ZT
33
PassMark (G2D):
ATI Rage XL PCI
No data
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 ZT
129

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