It has been hard for us to get excited by an nVidia card for quite some time. However, both 5950 and 5700 based cards seem to be doing a good job, and competition between ATI and nVidia gives us more of a chance of picking up a card at a cheaper price with plenty of power to boot as they both battle it out for number one spot.
We have found the new N595U from Gigabyte to be a power house with a better optimised BIOS and a much better overclocking result. We managed a core speed of 630MHz DDR and a memory speed of 1.03GHz DDR without breaking a sweat - with some better cooling, who knows what can be achieved.
Overall the power and the features of this video card from Gigabyte are great, but the 5950 Ultra does carry a big price tag. If you have deep pockets, the N595U is the one for you.
Great games and software bundle
Rating - 9 out of 10 and TweakTown's "MUST HAVE" Performance Award
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- Gigabyte 5950 Ultra - Page 1 [Introduction]
- Gigabyte 5950 Ultra - Page 2 [Specifications]
- Gigabyte 5950 Ultra - Page 3 [Features]
- Gigabyte 5950 Ultra - Page 4 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and 3DMark03]
- Gigabyte 5950 Ultra - Page 5 [Benchmarks - Code Creatures]
- Gigabyte 5950 Ultra - Page 6 [Benchmarks - Comanche 4]
- Gigabyte 5950 Ultra - Page 7 [Benchmarks - Quake 3 Arena]
- Gigabyte 5950 Ultra - Page 8 [Benchmarks - Aquamark3]
- Gigabyte 5950 Ultra - Page 9 [Benchmarks - Halo PC - Combat Evolved]
- Gigabyte 5950 Ultra - Page 10 [Benchmarks - Jedi Knight II]
- Gigabyte 5950 Ultra - Page 11 [Benchmarks - Unreal Tournament 2003]
- Gigabyte 5950 Ultra - Page 12 [Benchmarks - High Detail]
- Gigabyte 5950 Ultra - Page 13 [Conclusion]
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