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Chaintech Apogee FX71 GeForce FX 5600 Ultra Review

The GeForce FX has recently given nVidia a bad name with various decisions which could have been handled better. Chaintech is a long time supporter of nVidia and has stood by them in thick and thin. Today Cameron "Sov" Johnson takes a look at Chaintech's Apogee FX71 with some amazing cooling technology which is based on the Apogee FX71 core. Can Chaintech help nVidia in the performance department? Read on and find out!

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 21, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 6.0%Manufacturer: Chaintech

Introduction

 

It has been a very rough road for the video card giant nVidia for the last year. Not only have they had the fastest 3D solution crown stripped from them by their arch enemy ATI, but they have also copped a huge amount of flack from the hardware community over their choices in technology support and methods of implementation, I am talking about the GeForce FX series of cards of course.

 

nVidia's idea was to take the existing DirectX 9 documentation and specifications and take them one step further, what we saw was a giant leap backwards. Not only was there massive image problems with its drivers and video quality, but its performance was in some stages, worse than the GeForce 4 TI series, the cards the FX's were designed to replace.

 

Despite this, there are a select few who have chosen to stick by nVidia through thick and thin, Chaintech are one of them.

 

Today we take a look at the new Apogee FX71 GeForce FX 5600 Ultra powered video card compared to its competition, the ATI Radeon 9600 Pro.

 

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