The GeForce FX 5700 Ultra

As we have mentioned, the GeForce FX 5700 Ultra is based on the NV36 GPU. The core speed of the GPU on the eVGA card we tested was 475MHz. With 128MBs of DDR2 RAM running at 450MHz (900 MHz effective data rate), there is plenty of bandwidth to be had from this solution. As far as cooling goes, we can take a look at a typical 5700 Ultra board layout to see what we can expect:

The heatsink fan combo is fairly low profile, and this card will fit into an AGP slot without disturbing the neighboring PCI slot. Of course, we recommend leaving that slot open anyway, but its nice to have the option to use it if you need it. Though its not visible in this image, there is a heatsink on the back as well.

As far as the GeForce FX 5700 non-ultra version, we expect the clocks to hover somewhere around 425 core, 275 (550 effective) memory. NVIDIA has informed us that they are leaving these timings up to the OEMs, so we may see some variation in the playing field.

For testing our GeForce FX 5700 Ultra, we used the exact same setup as in our previous 9600XT review.

Now on to the architecture…

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  • Anonymous User - Thursday, October 23, 2003 - link

    The review at Extreme Tech lines up with Anadtechs review. Both on FPS and IQ. Im still checking out other reviews on other sites though. So far it seems to me that there anrt any worthy problems with AT's review. Reply
  • Anonymous User - Thursday, October 23, 2003 - link

    It's so sad that when ATi might have real competition in the midrange, the fanATIcs are still out in full force, labeling any site that doesn't trash nVidia as "biased" and "bought".

    And when in the blue hell has having an ad from a company meant the site is biased? THG, for example, has AMD, Intel, ATi, nVidia, and XGI ads on its pages. Ads are how sites make money.
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  • Anonymous User - Thursday, October 23, 2003 - link

    Some of you guys have to get out more. Reply
  • Anonymous User - Thursday, October 23, 2003 - link

    face fact girls who keep complaining. from what i see, both ati and nvidia both make great cards. buy whichever suits your needs. Reply
  • Anonymous User - Thursday, October 23, 2003 - link

    Whats going on with that Ti4200 on homeworld 2!!!! Reply
  • Anonymous User - Thursday, October 23, 2003 - link

    jesus, fanatics get all pissy if their card loses in FPS tests... you act like every consumer who reads this review will be swayed into believing that NV sells a superior midrange card... its obvious that the "ATI v NV" battle is personal to u... my only question is why? are you guys trying to justify your purchases by bashing something that poses a threat? personally, i dont let hardware sites choose what i buy... i often times purchase 2 contending cards, and take it upon myself to determine which is better... the winner stays in my machine, the loser goes back to where it came from... Reply
  • Anonymous User - Thursday, October 23, 2003 - link

    Kyle is just pissed he didnt get invited to NVIDIA's editorial day (or he didnt get paid enough to go to Editorial Day), while NVIDIA probably just canceled an advertisement deal with Tom. Reply
  • Anonymous User - Thursday, October 23, 2003 - link

    #10: ATI ads are in the same article on the right sidE!!!! Reply
  • Anonymous User - Thursday, October 23, 2003 - link

    Well I am going to read the 5950 review in this site. If the comments section will be this lame, that will be my last...

    Sorry, but the gfx card reviews are getting worse and worse in each review.. No in depth analysis, no IQ comparisons.. At the end, given the frame rates, I still believe that 9600XT is a better card than 5700 given that that card has almost %60 of the bandwidth that 5700 has and still beats it in most of the AA tests.

    I appreciate the amount of work here, but if you can not do it right, that do not do it..

    Best,
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  • Anonymous User - Thursday, October 23, 2003 - link

    #28 sorry but i was in a big hurry. Reply

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