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Gigabyte GeForce FX 5950 Ultra - Embracing nVidia, again

By: Cameron Johnson | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 1, 2004 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Conclusion

 

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.

 

- Pros

 

Fast

 

Highly overclockable

 

Great games and software bundle

 

- Cons

 

Expensive

 

Rating - 9 out of 10 and TweakTown's "MUST HAVE" Performance Award

 

 

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