FX5600-VTDR128

Overview

 

GeforceFX 5600 Chipset Features

CineFX Shading Architecture
Support for DX 9.0 Pixel/Vertex Shader 2.0+.
Very long pixel programs up to 1024 instructions.
Very long vertex programs with up to 256 static instructions and up to 65536 instructions
  executed before termination.
Looping and subroutines with up to 256 loops per vertex program.
Subroutines in shader programs.
Dynamic flow control.
Conditional write masking.
Conditional execution.
Procedural shading.
Full instruction set for vertex and pixel programs.
Z-correct bump-mapping.
Hardware-accelerated shadow effects with shadow buffers.
Two-sided stencil
.
Programmable matrix palette skinning.
Keyframe animation.
Custom lens effects: fish eye, wide angle, fresnel effects, water refraction.

High-Performance, High-Precision, 3D Rendering Engine
4 pixels per clock rendering engine.
128-bit, studio-quality floating point precision through the entire graphics pipeline.
Native support for 128-bit floating point, 64-bit floating point and 32-bit integer rendering
   modes.
Up to 16 textures per pass.
Support for sRGB texture format for gamma textures.
DirectX and S3TC texture compression.

High-Performance 2D Rendering Engine
Optimized for 32-, 24-, 16-, 15- and 8-bpp modes.
True-color, 64x64 hardware cursor with alpha.
Multi-buffering (double, triple or quad) for smooth animation and video playback.

Intellisample Technology
Blistering-fast antialiasing performance
Adaptive texture filtering
Support for advanced loss-less compression algorithms for both color and z data
Fast Z-clear

Advanced Display Pipeline with Full nView Capabilities
Dual, 400MHz RAMDACs for display resolutions up to and including 2048x1536@85Hz.
Integrated NTSC/PAL TV encoder support resolutions up to 1024x768 without the need for
   panning with built-in Macrovisioncopy protection.
Video Mixing Renderer (VMR) supports multiple video windows with full quality and features
   in each window.

Digital Vibrance control (DVC) 3.0
DVC color controls.
DVC image sharpening controls.

Rocket Science for a system-level solution
0.13u process technology for higher levels of integration and higher operating clock speeds
Copper vias and wiring
Advanced thermal monitoring and thermal management
AGP 8X including Fast Writes and sideband addressing

Feature
GeForce FX 5800
GeForce FX 5600
GeForce FX 5200
CineFX Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Intellisample
Technology
Yes
Yes
N/A
DirectX 9
Yes
Yes
Yes
AGP
8X
8X
8X
UDA
Yes
Yes
Yes
Process
0.13u
0.13u
0.15u
Pixels/Clock
8
4
4
Memory
DDR-II
DDR
DDR
RAMDAC
400
400
350

All brand name & products are registered trademarks of their respective companies.
All Chipset specs are derived from Nvidia data sheet. For your reference only.

 
Operation Systems and API support


Windows® XP / 2000
Complete DirectX support, including DirectX 9.0 and lower.
Full OpenGL 1.4 and lower.

Compatibility

NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
Fully compliant professional OpenGL 1.4 API with NVIDIA extensions, on all Windows
   operating systems.
WHQL-certified for Windows® XP, Windows® 2000.






Bundle Supreme Valuable 10 set 3D Games

  


<7 in 1 Games Collection> Demo
   ◊ The Sum of All Fears
   ◊ IL-2 Sturmovik
   ◊ Serious Sam 2 lite
   ◊ Rally Trophy
   ◊ Beam Breakers
   ◊ Zax: The Alien Hunter
   ◊ Oni




Browse all your multi-media resources in a single integrated platform
Make your PC a Multi-media Center of your home.
Simplifying your PC controls for the Elders and Kids: Only arrow and number
   keys needed to control MSI Media Center.
More amazing functions: Watch TV (Support MSI TV@nywhere Master only),
   Listen to Music, View Pictures, Play Video Clips, Play DVD, Game Zone,
   Applications Collection
 Notice: Only supported WinXP/2000 platform


InterVideo WinProducer/WinCoder Ver2.0 

 • WinProducer Ver2.0 introduction
  - Full version, professional Intervideo Video Editing Utility
  - Multi-track Video modes and Titling
  - Single-track backgrounding Audio mode
  - Transition & Filter on Overlay Video
  - Overlay and Titling on the same time
  - Variant video transition effects(Also support Microsoft® DirectX plug-in effects)
  - Picture in Picture effects
  - Unparallel Instant preview
  - Unparallel Audio/Video preview at the same time
  - Unlimited times Undo and Redo trying
  - More than 4GB video support
  - Make your own admired video memory
  - WinXP support ready
  - More video transition effects, texting effects, audio effects, picture-in-picture effects
   

 • WinCoder Ver2.0 introduction
 - Full version, powerful Intervideo Video Format Transferring Utility
 - Real-time (1:1) transfer your DV/D8/V8 signal to standard MPEG1/MPEG2
  - Variant input video format (DV/AVI/MPEG1/MPEG2)
  - Variant output video format (AVI/MPEG1/MPEG2)
  - Directly output standard VCD title files for home VCD player
  - Fastest Off-time transferring between variant video format in the world
  - WinXP support ready

InterVideo WinProducer/WinCoder Professional Users'Pack

 - Most suppressed feature in the graphic world.
 - Special Offer! MPEG4 Video Format Transferring Support!
 - You can share your edited video file through wide band networking easily.
 - Built-in CD recording engine from SONIC solution, guarantee the compatibility with
    consumer VCD/DVD player.
 - Capturing > Editing > Authoring > Burning total solution.
 - User friendly interface, support WinXP system.


Bundled Virtual Drive 7 Professional Version

Support "Virtual Drive" x 3, "Virtual Disk" x 5
User can duplicate licensed CD as a image into HDD, to get best Read/Write
   speed. (Users don’t need to keep licensed CD anymore)
User can use one Virtual Drive to play MP3, use another VirtualDrive to read
   CD data, and use another Virtual Drive to duplicate CD (ex. if the user has a
   physical CDRW installed).
Multi-language Support: English, French, Japanese, Netherlandish, Traditional
   Chinese, Simple Chinese.
 
Bundled Restore It 3 Professional Version
Support "Static Restore Point" x 1, "Incremental (Dynamic) Restore Point" x 15.
More than WinXP "System Restore", not only can restore system files & registers,
  but also can recognize & restore all files made by all variant utilities.
Furthermore, if your HDD been format or damaged by virus, it still can 100%
  restore.
Multi-language Support: English, French, Japanese, Netherlandish, Traditional
   Chinese, Simple Chinese.
  


Bundled MSI 5.1 ChannelDVD Player

Support up to Dolby 5.1 Channel audio complete entertainment.
User-defined Playback Duration (ex. If you have a 1.5 hours title, and you hope
   to finish the title playing during 1 hour air-trip, it can accelerate the playback
   in a non-sensible way.)
All feature on previous version are still remain.
Multi-language Support (26 Languages)
 
Bundled Foreign Language Learning Machine
Easy click "Enter" key, repeat 8/4/2/1 second program automatically, to learn
   foreign language. After you well understand the sentence, you can click "Enter"
   key again to continue the  playback.


Bundled MSI 3D Desktop

Fantastic 3D Desktop Experience.
Embedded 2 Shooting Game onto MSI 3D desktop(Crime Alley & Target Practice)
Embedded 1 Hidden Room (to store your home pictures, video, web-link...etc.)
Screen Saver effect support !!
Changeable 360 degree surrounded Sky.
Changeable Theme & Music.
Put all desktop Shortcuts/Icons onto your 3D space.
Put all "My Favorite" 1st page onto your 3D space.
Easy transport inside the space by using quick teleport.
Automatically update the Advertisement-Posters, when user link to the internet.


Bundle MSI developed software

 • MSI Live Update Series (Live VGA BIOS & Live VGA Driver)

  Automatically online download & update VGA BIOS & Drivers, reduce the risk of getting the wrong files, and never have the trouble on web site searching.
 3D! Turbo Experience
  - Fancy, Game-looking HTML/Flash Based Tool
- New revolution! MSI is the worldwide first company to propose the advantage of HTML/Flash based utilities. By leading the new software trend, MSI devotes to serve the users a fancy, game-looking utility. Are you ready for the new experience now?
 • GoodMem
  Automatically release the system memory space, reduce the risk of system hang-up.
 • LockBox
  Instantly enter the data lock mode when you must leave your system for a while.
 • WMIinfo
  Automatically list the detail system configuration, it helpful for engineering service people.
 • ThinSoft BeTwin
 • MSI Secure DOC
 • E-Color
 • Adobe Acrobat Reader
 • Trend Micro PC-Cillin
 • Microsoft® DirectX 9.0

Product Accessories


MSI Reminds You...
• The accessories will probably be different according to the different selling areas of product models. For details of accessories, please refer to the descriptions on the product package.

MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

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Live Update 5

This is a single utility software that automatically checks BIOS, driver and utility updates and installs for you , which can save your time for searching and lower the risk while updating.
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E3 PowerCube

• E3 Powercube is composed of 3 features:Endurance of Component, Energy Saving, Enhanced Stability. • A normal inductor can only have 4 to 8 amps of saturation current, but MSI™ E3 PowerCube can have up to 40 to 60A, almost 10 times higher.
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3D Turbo Ex.

Screen: This function provides a powerful and user-friendly interface, and automatically detects DDC2B supported video mode. Its protection feature allows the current setting to return to the previous one if not functioning in 10 seconds. Overclocking: The "Control" function allows users to adjust memory frequency, meeting the demand for higher working frequency environment. Multi-desktop: The eight desktop selections allow users to group icons of similar function workgroups together, simplifying desktop management.
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Twin BIOS

The unique "Twin-BIOS in one chip" design is another great feature that makes BIOS failure almost impossible and it is "Boot-Up Guaranteed!!"
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Media center II

• As easy as your home TV.Support Time Shifting.Support MPEG-2 record. • Listen to FM radio:friendly FM Radio SW. • Listen to Music as easy as your CD player. • A friendly tool to view PICs, support all BMP, JPG, GIF format. • Listen music, or Play DVD / TV, when you are browsing pictures. • Playback your favorite, recorded home video clips.
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D.O.T.

• 2% ~ 10% / 6-Scale Dynamic Overclocking Performance • Auto-Overclocking-Wise • Best and Easiest Optimization of the GPU & Memory Speed for the Maximum Performance • Detecting-Wise Frees You from Over-Heated & Over-Speed • Overclocking Speeds are MSI Stability Guarantee • Optimize for ALL MSI NX Graphic Card Series
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TOP Tech

• Smartly adjust your cooling under variant operation conditions. • More Performance Juice-up, the ultra cooling helps you to gain more performance when over-clocking. • Extend the Card Life = Secure Your Investment.

Brief Specifications

 

The Specification may change without notice. The actual products sold are different from areas. Please check the detailed Specification with your local dealers.

 

Awards

Champion - CHIP
Date: 2004-00
Title: Champion
Review: -
Media: CHIP
Country: Hungary
The Best Price/Performance Award - PC Net
Date: 2004-00
Title: The Best Price/Performance Award
Review: >Open
Media: PC Net
Country: Turkey
Best Buy Award
 - PCM
Date: 2004-00
Title: Best Buy Award
Review: -
Media: PCM
Country: Netherlands Antilles
Best Buy Award - Computer Magazine
Date: 2004-00
Title: Best Buy Award
Review: -
Media: Computer Magazine
Country: Belgium
5 Stars Award - HardwareZone
Date: 2003-00
Title: 5 Stars Award
Review: >Open
Media: HardwareZone
Country: Slovak Republic
Best Buy - OC
Date: 2003-00
Title: Best Buy
Review: >Open
Media: OC
Country: Tajikistan
Editor's Choice - Itdoor.net
Date: 2003-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: >Open
Media: Itdoor.net
Country: China
Best Price/ Performance - Channel Awards 2003 event
Date: 2003-00
Title: Best Price/ Performance
Review: -
Media: Channel Awards 2003 event
Country: Latin America
Aprovado & Recomendado - OC Brasil
Date: 2003-00
Title: Aprovado & Recomendado
Review: >Open
Media: OC Brasil
Country: Brazil
Best Value - PC Pro
Date: 2003-00
Title: Best Value
Review: -
Media: PC Pro
Country: United States
A List - PC Pro
Date: 2003-00
Title: A List
Review: -
Media: PC Pro
Country: United States
Recommended - Computer Shopper
Date: 2003-00
Title: Recommended
Review: -
Media: Computer Shopper
Country: United States
Best Buy - PC World
Date: 2003-00
Title: Best Buy
Review: >Open
Media: PC World
Country: Hungary
Recommended - CD-ROM Magazine
Date: 2003-00
Title: Recommended
Review: -
Media: CD-ROM Magazine
Country: Brazil
Test No. 1 Award
 - CHIP
Date: 2003-00
Title: Test No. 1 Award
Review: >Open
Media: CHIP
Country: Greece
Editor's Choice - Computer Software
Date: 2003-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: -
Media: Computer Software
Country: Greece
WCM Equipment Award - WCM
Date: 2003-00
Title: WCM Equipment Award
Review: >Open
Media: WCM
Country: Austria
Editor's Choice -
Date: 2003-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: >Open
Media:
Country: China
Recommended - Computer Idea
Date: 2003-00
Title: Recommended
Review: >Open
Media: Computer Idea
Country: Sri Lanka
Best Buy - PC World
Date: 2003-00
Title: Best Buy
Review: >Open
Media: PC World
Country: Hungary
Editor's Choice - Micro Mart
Date: 2003-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: >Open
Media: Micro Mart
Country: United States
Recommended - PC Extra
Date: 2003-00
Title: Recommended
Review: -
Media: PC Extra
Country: Turkey
Hightec Oscar - TecCentral.de
Date: 2003-00
Title: Hightec Oscar
Review: >Open
Media: TecCentral.de
Country: Germany
Over Result: 2.4 - GameStar
Date: 2003-00
Title: Over Result: 2.4
Review: -
Media: GameStar
Country: Germany
Very Good - Au-Ja.de
Date: 2003-00
Title: Very Good
Review: >Open
Media: Au-Ja.de
Country: Germany
Editor's Choice - Tom's Hardware Guide
Date: 2003-00
Title: Editor's Choice
Review: >Open
Media: Tom's Hardware Guide
Country: Germany
X-Treme Hardware - PC Intelligent Magazine
Date: 2003-00
Title: X-Treme Hardware
Review: -
Media: PC Intelligent Magazine
Country: Moldova, Republic of
Great C/P Value - www.ciw.com.cn
Date: 2003-00
Title: Great C/P Value
Review: -
Media: www.ciw.com.cn
Country: China
Best Value - PC Shopper
Date: 2003-00
Title: Best Value
Review: -
Media: PC Shopper
Country: Tajikistan
Recommended - Viper Lair
Date: 2003-00
Title: Recommended
Review: >Open
Media: Viper Lair
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Full Power - ObengWare
Date: 2003-00
Title: Full Power
Review: >Open
Media: ObengWare
Country: Indonesia
Flagship Model - ComputerDIY
Date: 2003-00
Title: Flagship Model
Review: >Open
Media: ComputerDIY
Country: Tajikistan
Recommended Product - DarkHardware.com
Date: 2003-00
Title: Recommended Product
Review: >Open
Media: DarkHardware.com
Country: Turkey
Seal of Approval - Bjorn3D.com
Date: 2003-00
Title: Seal of Approval
Review: >Open
Media: Bjorn3D.com
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Recommended - VR-Zone
Date: 2003-00
Title: Recommended
Review: >Open
Media: VR-Zone
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands

BIOS

Driver

XP 64,XP 32,Win 2000,Win 98,Win 98 SE,Win Me,Win 95

!Special Note:

The Drivers provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
MSI Media Center Deluxe II patch (Upgrade to release 3)
Description • Media Center Deluxe II upgrade patch.
• It must install the media center first from your OMCD.
Version
Type Others Drivers Release Date 2003-07-16
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
NVIDIA VGA Driver 71.84 for Win XP 64bit
Description • WHQL pass for Microsoft Windows XP 64bit Professional Edition
• For the detail supported models please check the mode.txt file


Warning: The 64-bit driver is in beta stage and may be unstable. Install at your own risk.

Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2005-07-14
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 32.65 MB
Note
NVIDIA VGA Driver 61.21 for Win XP/2000
Description • MSI official driver
• Supports NVIDIA GeForce FX series & GeForce 6 series model
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2004-07-05
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
NVIDIA VGA Driver 56.55 for Win ME/9x
Description • MSI standard driver
• Supports NVIDIA all series model
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2004-03-25
OS Win 98 SE, Win Me
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
NVIDIA VGA Driver 56.63 for Win XP/2000
Description • MSI standard driver
• Supports NVIDIA all series model
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2004-03-25
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
NVIDIA VGA Driver 53.03 for Win XP/2000
Description NVIDIA standard driver for MSI VGA cards.
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2004-01-07
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
NVIDIA VGA Driver 53.06 for Win ME/9x
Description • Standard driver
• Supports NVIDIA all series model
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2004-01-07
OS Win 98 SE, Win Me
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
NVIDIA VGA Driver 52.14 for Win XP/2000
Description • Standard driver
• Supports NVIDIA all series model
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2003-11-13
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
NVIDIA VGA Driver 52.16 for Win ME/9x
Description • Standard driver
• Supports NVIDIA all series model
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2003-11-13
OS Win 98 SE, Win Me
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
NVIDIA VGA Driver 45.33 for Win2000/XP/Server2003
Description NVIDIA standard driver for MSI VGA cards.
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2003-10-20
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
NVIDIA VGA Driver 44.03
Description • NVIDIA standard driver
• Supports Nvidia Geforce FX Series VGA
- Update 2000/XP file, for solved some bugs with ASUS MB as shown MSI VGA info.
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2003-08-29
OS Win 98 SE, Win Me
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
NVIDIA VGA Driver 44.03
Description • NVIDIA standard driver
• Supports Nvidia Geforce FX Series VGA
- Update 2000/XP file, for solved some bugs with ASUS MB as shown MSI VGA info.
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2003-08-29
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
NVIDIA VGA Driver 43.45
Description • Standard driver
• Supports NVIDIA Geforce FX Series VGA
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2003-04-10
OS Win 98 SE, Win Me
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
NVIDIA VGA Driver 43.45
Description • Standard driver
• Supports NVIDIA Geforce FX Series VGA
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2003-04-10
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
NVIDIA Capture Driver (For FX series)
Description • For NVIDIA FX series based cards only.
• Driver version: 4.05
Version
Type Capture Drivers Release Date 2005-06-14
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note

Utility

XP 32,Win 2000,Win 98,Win 98 SE,Win Me,Win 95

!Special Note:

The Utilities provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
3D! Turbo Experience
Description • Fix S3,S4 fail after running 3D Turbo
• Version: 2.20
Version 2.20
Type Utility Release Date 2004-04-19
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 15.34 MB
Note
MSI WMI Info
Description System Information Browser with Windows Management.
• Add hand cursor links
• Fix background color
Version 1.1.1.2
Type Utility Release Date 2004-04-19
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0.69 MB
Note
MSI GoodMem
Description GoodMEM is a program which helps you increase your physical system memory size , and monitors your memory usage.
Version 1.0
Type Utility Release Date 2003-09-04
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0.14 MB
Note

Manual

!Special Note:

MSI™ provides user manuals (in PDF format) here for download. You can use Adobe Acrobat Reader (Adobe's WEB Site) to open them.

An easy guide for you to assemble your PC step by step, please refer to "Quick Installation Guide".


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Version Language File Size Download Release Date
Quick Installation Guide Multi-Language 1.99 MB download 2005-03-11
9.0 English 10.94 MB download 2004-06-18
5.0 Japanese 12.14 MB download 2004-01-12
Media center 1.0 English 2.34 MB download 2003-10-17
3.0 Simplified Chinese 9.37 MB download 2003-08-12
1.0 Traditional Chinese 3 MB download 2003-08-12
4.0 French 10.4 MB download 2003-08-11

FAQ

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Common FAQ

Sales Inquiry

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