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GeForce FX 5700 and 5950 Ultra - nVidia's return to the top? - Conclusion

nVidia's NV36 (GeForce FX 5700) and NV38 (GeForce FX 5950) cores have arrived. How do they compare to the competition from the 2003 conquering ATI in the 9600 Pro and 9800 Pro. Read on!

By: | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Oct 29, 2003 5:00 am

GeForce FX 5700 Thoughts


The GeForce FX 5700 is one of the biggest jumps in terms of its predecessor. Compared to the 5600, the new replacement has it all - a good price, great performance and no compatibility and image distortion units.


Compared to the 9600 Pro, it is a definite competitor. Designed with all the features that made the 5900 Ultra a winner, it has merged into a card with a reasonable price tag for once.


GeForce FX 5950 Thoughts


The GeForce FX 5950 in retrospect is only marginally faster than the 5900 Ultra. As far as cost goes, its introduction price is set at the same price we have seen the 5900 Ultra cards at, which makes it hard for us to really justify the purchase of such a card.


On the technology side, this card is more than capable for future games and applications.


With this all said, does this mean these cards are ultra powerful or just another card for more dollars? Really we haven't seen any cards from manufacturers to determine the final end products but one thing is for certain, these new cards will make buying 5900 series cards much easier, how you say? When a new, more powerful card is added to the market, prices on the older models prices are pushed down.


In all we really will have to wait for the adoption of these new GPUs by nVidia supporters. As of late nVidia has lost Leadtek and Visiontek and even its biggest retail market, ASUS. If this has the ability to bring all the manufacturers to nVidia then the job will be done.




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