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Chaintech GeForce FX 5700 Ultra - nVidia's mainstream VGA fighter - Benchmarks - Overclocking and Aquamark 3

Yesterday we compared the performance of nVidia's GeForce FX 5950 Ultra against ATI's Radeon 9800 XT. Today we step down a class to the mainstream segment and put nVidia's GeForce FX 5700 Ultra, in the form of the AA5700U from Chaintech, against ATI's Radeon 9600 XT. Let the mainstream VGA battle begin!

By: | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Feb 10, 2004 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: Chaintech

Overclocking Results - 3DMark2001 SE


The maximum stable overclock we were able to obtain under FutureMark's 3DMark2001 SE benchmarking program was 585MHz DDR on the core (which is 110MHz DDR over default) and 1060MHz DDR on the memory (which is 154MHz DDR over default).


This is one of the first positive signs we see from the implementation of DDR-II memory - the scalability of the memory clock in the way it allowed us to ramp up the clock speed to what we achieved - a fairly handsome number.


To give you an idea of overclocking performance, we used 3DMark2001 SE at 1024 x 768 x 32-bit color with AA and AF disabled.



We obtained a welcomed 7% or so increase in performance over the default speeds and around a 1.5% increase in performance over the Chaintech recommended overclocked settings. Free performance... that's what we're all about!


Aquamark 3


Aquamark3 is the latest installment of the Aquamark benchmark suite. This new benchmark is much more powerful and demands much more from both the system and the graphics card. If there is any weakness in the system or 3D components, Aquamark3 will find them.



Under the fully DX9 compliant Aquamark 3 benchmark, the performance of the 9600 XT is only a little over 10% slower than the GeForce FX.


As far as factorization goes, the results are on par with 3DMark03.




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