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NVIDIA Unveils New GeForce FX Cards
6:00 AM | Zack Lipowski | Comment on this story

NVIDIA recently unveiled two new PC video cards, the GeForce FX 5600 aimed at the mainstream market and the GeForce 5200 for the more "value" customer. Both of these cards are the first DirectX 9.0 "Cinematic GPUs" made available, and both are supported by NVIDIA's Unified Driver Architecture. Unlike the GeForce FX 5800, these cards are meant for budget-minded consumers. The GeForce FX 5200 is aimed to be priced at $79, the GeForce FX 5600's price has not been made public at this time. Here's an overview of the two cards:

The GeForce FX 5600 GPU-Delivering cinematic graphics for the mainstream market, the GeForce FX 5600 GPU incorporates the full GeForce FX feature set, including Intellisample 2.0 for stunning quality enthusiast gaming. The GeForce FX 5600 GPUs deliver 30% more performance at half the price of the GeForce4 Ti 4600.

The GeForce FX 5200 GPU-The industry's first value DirectX 9.0-class GPU, the GeForce FX 5200 GPU delivers GeForce FX cinematic computing and market-leading performance with best-in-class features and reliability for as low as $79 USD MSRP.

A specific date was not given, but NVIDIA stated that the video cards would be released 100 days after the release of the new DirectX 9.0 API. The announcement did not state whether either card would come to the Mac, but NVIDIA is expected to release a follow-up report with more detail about the new GeForce lineup soon.

NVIDIA Press Release
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