Club3D Geforce FX 5900XT - New King of the budget class?

Videocards/VGA Reviews by piotke @ 2004-01-23

nVidia pulled a surprising videocard out of its hat: the FX5900XT. A lower clocked FX 5900 with a very attractive price, can it be crowned as "king of the budget-class"? Find out in this review where we pit it against the popular GF4 Ti4200.

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Short introduction....

Recently nVidia introduced the FX5700 series. These cards should become the new mid-range cards, delivering good performance at an attractive price. (~200 € for an FX5700 Ultra). Not that much later I spotted the FX5900 XT. Same price, but better specifications... Hmm worth a try, so I bought me such a card.

And I started benching, and examining the card. Let's take a closer look.

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  • 256-bit chip technology
  • 0.13 Micron Process
  • 256-bit DDr Memory Bus
  • AGP Bus 2*/4*/8*
  • 128 Mb Memory
  • Nvidia© Ultrashadow™ technology
  • Nvidia© CineFX™ 2.0 Engine
  • Nvidia© Intellisample technology
  • Nvidia© Nview™ multi-display technology
  • Nvidia© Digital Vibrance Control 3.0
  • Supports Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0
  • 128-bit, studio-precision colour
  • Vertex Shader 2.0+
  • Pixel Shader 2.0+

    And the clocks:

    Standard (2d):
  • Core clock: 300 Mhz
  • Memory clock: 350 Mhz (700 Mhz)

    Performance (3d):
  • Core clock: 390 Mhz
  • Memory clock: 350 Mhz (700 Mhz)


    In the package I found:

  • FX5900 XT
  • Manual
  • Extra short manual
  • Club3d Case badge
  • DVI tot VGA convector
  • 3 TV-out (converter) cables
  • Driver CD & Win DVD creator software bundle

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    TFT, CTR, TV

    This is nowadays a normal thing on video cards, so I'm only mentioning it.


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