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nVidia GeForce FX 5900 Ultra - Fourth Time Lucky - Benchmarks - Test System and Synthetics

For many months enthusiasts awaited the arrival of nVidia GeForce FX 5800 only to be let down by poor performance, jet engine level volume from its cooler and supply problems due to the use of DDR-II. nVidia acknowledged the FX 5800 was a failure and have recently released the GeForce FX 5900 Ultra with many improvements over its predecessor. Read on as Cameron "Sov" Johnson tells us if nVidia learned from their mistakes or not.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 11, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: nVidia

Benchmarks

 

Test System

 

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz (800MHz FSB) (Supplied by Spectrum Communications)

 

Memory: 2x 256MB DDR-400 Kingmax (Supplied by Kingmax Australia)

 

Hard Disk: Western Digital WD80 7200RPM (Supplied by Techbuy)

 

Motherboard: 8KNXP Pro Canterwood (Supplied by Gigabyte)

 

Operating System Used: Windows XP Pro

 

Drivers Used: Detonator FX

 

Software Used: 3DMark03, Vulpine GLMark 1.1, Quake 3 Arena, Star Trek Voyager, Jedi Knight II, Comanche 4, Aquanox, UT 2003.

 

Synthetic 3D

 

3DMark03 Build 330

 

3DMark03 is the latest instalment in the popular 3DMark series. By combining DirectX 9 support with completely new graphics (including the GeForce FX and ATI Radeon 9800), it continues to provide benchmark results that empower you to make informed hardware assessments.

 

 

3DMark03 shows a marked improvement over the Radeon and the 5600 series. This shows so far what can be done if it's done right.

 

Vulpine GLMark 1.1p

 

Vulpine GL mark is a Windows based OpenGL API designed to stress the OpenGL systems of a 3D Accelerator. Patch 1.1p adds in support for ATI Radeon 9800's fast 256bit memory interface optimisations and early support for the nVidia Geforce FX.

 

 

The new FX 5900 is starting to show how the new engines onboard can give it the lead in the synthetics.

 

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