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nVIDIA Reference GeForceFX 5900 Ultra Review

nVIDIA Reference GeForceFX 5900 Ultra Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: While nVIDIA still needs to work on improving their image quality, the NV35 aka GeForceFX 5900 Ultra has certainly brought them back into contention with ATi for the performance crown.
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External Mfg. Website: Nvidia Aug 22 2003   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Video Cards > Nvidia FX 5900 Ultra

Benchmarks: AquaMark 2.3

AquaMark 2.3 Source: Massive

AquaMark is another DirectX 8 benchmark. Using vertex shaders, any card that is DirectX8 compatible will not just have a huge speed boost, the image will also look better. Default test has 24 MB worth of textures.

AquaMark 1024x768
Video Card FPS Ranking
1.

ATi Radeon 9800 Pro

94.3
2.

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

88.1
3. MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra 91.5
4. Albatron GeForceFX 5900PV 89.1
5. MSI G4Ti4600-TD 81.2
6. nVIDIA GeForceFX 5900 Ultra 91
7. nVIDIA GeForceFX 5900 Ultra (500/938) 95.4

At 1024x768 we see that the Radeon 9800 Pro is just slightly faster than the GeForceFX 5900 Ultra class cards.

AquaMark 1280x1024
Video Card FPS Ranking
1.

ATi Radeon 9800 Pro

77.7
2.

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

69.7
3. MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra 84.1
4. Albatron GeForceFX 5900PV 77.1
5. MSI G4Ti4600-TD 56.4
6. nVIDIA GeForceFX 5900 Ultra 81.8
7. nVIDIA GeForceFX 5900 Ultra (500/938) 84.4

AquaMark 1600x1200
Video Card FPS Ranking
1.

ATi Radeon 9800 Pro

57
2.

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

49.7

3. MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra 65.6
4. Albatron GeForceFX 5900PV 58.7
5. MSI G4Ti4600-TD 41.1
6. nVIDIA GeForceFX 5900 Ultra 65.7
7. nVIDIA GeForceFX 5900 Ultra (500/938) 71.7

As the resolution gets higher we see that the Radeon 9800 Pro falls quite rapidly while the GeForceFX 5900 Ultra based videocards perform better.

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Contents of Article: Nvidia FX 5900 Ultra
 Pg 1.  nVIDIA Reference GeForceFX 5900 Ultra Review
 Pg 2.  Cooling the 5900 Ultra
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001SE, 3DMark03
 Pg 4.  — Benchmarks: AquaMark 2.3
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: Gun Metal 2
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: Quake III Arena
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: UT2003
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, QIII Arena w/AA
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, QIII Arena w/AF
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, QIII Arena /w AA+AF
 Pg 12.  Nvidia kicks up the speed

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