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Thread: GeForce FX 5900 Ultra

  1. #21
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  2. #22
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    Our first look at a retail board using NVIDIA's latest and greatest architecture. What taste did it leave in our mouths? It's certainly sweeter than the NV30, however we've already gone into detail about the black hole that is the NV30 in some detail. In many ways the NV35 couldn't do much worse. Looking at the MSI FX 5900 we see that performance is not bad in real world benchmarks. But is not bad good enough at this price point?

    As expected the FX 5900 performs well in Splinter Cell, however its performance in Unreal Tournament 2003 surprised as, albeit at 1024x768. Serious Sam 2 performance was also good throughout, and though the Radeon 9800 PRO caught up at higher resolutions, it still wasn't able to surpass the FX 5900.

    Image quality a major sticking point for the 5800, is better, but it's not quite at on a par with ATI's offerings. Certainly horizontal planes are much more jagged on the FX 5900 than on the 9800 PRO, and sadly (for NVIDIA), most games draw horizontal lines more than others at an angle. At an angle the two cards are pretty even, and depending on how you are inclined the NVIDIA card might be given the edge, but it's Nickels and Dimes as opposed to the differences in drawing horizontal lines.

    That brings us to cost. We've been told that the MSI FX 5900 will be selling for 290 excluding VAT. That puts it smack bang in the middle of Radeon 9800 PRO 128MB territory. If the FX 5900 was selling for 260 including VAT then there would be a serious case for it, but sadly we have to take this into account when judging for and against this unit.

    Another important fact to note is the noise. MSI have done a great job in keeping this thing quiet. Though they have used two fans, they emit a minimal level of noise when compared to other components in a case. Not only that, but our unit overclocked very well. The cooling solution may stretch the boundaries of single slot cooling and the rear fan can cause problems with certain Northbridge heatsinks (mainly those that are angled), it still keeps the card very cool - 31C after 3 hours of testing. Whilst it's risky to make judgements on a product in general on the basis of one overclock, should these 5900s overclock as well as ours did, then certainly people will find little case to go for the Ultra version.

    Full review @ UK Gamer

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    These demos work on GeForce FX 5900/5900 Ultra cards only

    Nvidia has added four demos to its website, Dusk, Last Chance Gas and Vulcan for the GeForce FX 5900, as well as an additional Dusk demo with enhanced visual features for the GeForce FX 5900 Ultra.


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    May 2003


    Damn! look at the size of that, its hugeeee!!

    Can somebody tell me which is the best between the two ATI Radeon 9800 Pro and Nvidia GeForce FX 5900, my friend told me that the GeForce FX 5800 Ultra is Noisy, he said its like you have a Boeing 747 jet inside your Case.

    and one more thing... where can i buy one of those thing on the net. The real Nvidia GeForce FX 5900 from Nvidia not From MSI, Asus and all other manufacturer.

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    Jul 2002


    Abit Siluro FX 5900 OTES spec's

    Product Features
    NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 256-bit 3D Graphics Accelerator
    128MB 256-bit DDR Memory Interface with Advanced Memory Control
    CineFX 2.0 Engine Supports DX 9.0 Pixel Shader 2.0+ and Vertex Shader 2.0+
    UltraShadow Technology Enhances Performance of Bleeding-edge Games Using Complex Shadows
    Intellisample HCT Technology Improved Performance at High Resolutions
    Integrated Full Hardware MPEG-2 Decoder Delivers Full-frame, Full-screen MPEG-2 Video
    NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture (UDA) Delivers Rock-solid Compatibility with Software Drivers
    Comprehensive Microsoft DirectX 9.0 and OpenGL 1.4 Optimizations and Support
    NVIDIA nView Multi-display Technology
    Integrated NTSC/PAL TV-encoder Provides Best-of-class TV-out Functionality
    NVIDIA Digital Vibrance Control (DVC) 3.0 Technology Delivers Superior Display Quality
    Industry's Fastest 400MHz RAMDACs Support QXGA Displays with Ultra-high, Ergonomic Refresh Rates
    AGP 8X with Fast Writes and Sideband Addressing
    TV-out supports S-Video/Composite
    DVI-I interface Able to Drive Large Display with Up to 1600 x 1200 Resolution
    Highest Quality for Scaling DVD and Other Video to Full-screen HDTV Resolutions
    I/O Interface
    D-Sub 15-pin VGA connector
    4-pin TV-out connector
    DVI connector for LCD monitors
    Extra 4-pin Power Connector

    OTES Cooling System
    To maximize efficiency in cooling your device, the brand new OTES cooling system will helps. The newest OTES not only has its own unique ID design with brilliant LEDs and elastic structure suit for any PCB design but also speeding up heat-dispersion to lower the operating temperature and increase overclocking ability.

    Bundled Software
    SiluroDVD 4
    Siluro Software Album CD
    Package Contents
    Siluro FX5900 3D Graphics Accelerator User's manual
    Bundled Software
    Installation CD: Driver/SiluroDVD 4
    Siluro Software Album CD:
    Soldier Fortune II Demo/WindowBlinds NV Edition/Earthviewer 3D Demo

    Adapter for S-Video & RCA TV-out Cable
    Composite (RCA) Cable
    S-Video Extended Cable
    Extra 4-pin Power Cable
    DVI to D-Sub Adapter

    System Requirements
    Intel/AMD/Other Compatible CPUs
    One available AGP Slot and one vacant PCI Slot adjacent to the AGP Slot
    Minimum 250W System Power Supply Required
    One Available Hard Disk Drive Power Dongle (Floppy one is not sufficient)
    64MB System Memory
    CD-ROM Drive

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    Jul 2002


    Here's a pic of Gainward's CoolFX 5900 watercooled graphics card. The UK cost including card, water pump etc will be 525.00 plus vat.

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    Fincastle, IN, USA

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