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nVidia GeForce FX 5900 Ultra - Fourth Time Lucky - Benchmarks - Direct3D

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

Real World Direct3D

 

Comanche 4

 

Comanche 4 is a helicopter flying game using the DirectX 8.1 graphics interface. It is used to test the memory and 3D sub systems of a motherboard and video processor. Any weaknesses will show up on this baby.

 

 

Comanche 4 also shows the improvements in the FX 5900 and gives it the edge in D3D applications.

 

Aquanox

 

Aquanox is the latest instalment of our benchmark software. This game is based heavily on DirectX 8 and 8.1 advancements and is designed to stress video cards to their ultimate limit, in all the best D3D benchmark to date.

 

 

Aquanox being heavy on the 3D side shows the FX 5900 has improved since the NV30 generation.

 

UT 2003

 

Unreal Tournament 2003 continues the success that Unreal Tournament generated as an online game and benchmark. UT2003 pulls all of its weight on to the 3D and Memory subsystems, pushing graphics reality to the maximum is its game, and you need some serious power to pull this one off.

 

 

In our last test of the day we see nVidia take the last victory.

 

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