NVIDIA's Back with NV35 - GeForceFX 5900 Ultraby Anand Lal Shimpi on May 12, 2003 8:53 AM EST
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Unreal Tournament 2003 Performance
Arguably the best looking game available today, Unreal Tournament 2003 continues to be a cornerstone of our GPU benchmarking suite. We continue to use the game's built-in benchmark.exe and force the maximum detail settings for every test run. Keep in mind we're only reporting flyby numbers, as the botmatch results are more CPU/platform bound than GPU bound.
The performance is very close between the 5900 Ultra and the Radeon 9800 Pro to the point where you wouldn't be able to notice a performance difference between the two. Here we have a perfect example of where having 256MB of memory isn't going to help you in today's games, but if you don't plan on upgrading your card for a couple of years then it absolutely makes sense to purchase one with as much memory as possible.
It is worth noting that the NV35 is a significant improvement from the NV30, on the order of 21% at 1024x768.