eVGA NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Personal Cinema Review - Page 7 of 7
By Chris Arthington - June 28, 2004 Edited By Ed Piotrowski
Multimedia Software: The NVIDIA Forceware Multimedia Application was nothing short of impressive, providing lots of features for the multimedia enthusiast. Upgrading from my Radeon 8500 All-In-Wonder DV to the GeForce FX 5700 Personal Cinema left me no regrets, and I would reccomend this product to anyone who might be apprehensive about upgrading their previous multimedia graphic card. The card is easy to use even for people who are putting together their first multi-media computer.
Gameplay: The 5700 Personal Cinema was able to run all my favorite games with playable frame rates. Image quality settings such as anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering were usable to me. With full DirectX 9.0 support and the NVIDIA Forceware drivers, this card delivered on all fronts.
Special kudos are in order for the eVGA tech support team. I had a problem with the FM radio software as well as a driver compatibility issue. The support was outstanding. The technicians were fast, friendly and called me back within 10 minutes of passing my issues up to extended tech support. This was quite possibly one of the best technical support experiences I have ever had. This is the kind of service you should expect if you purchase any of eVGA's products.
NVIDIA's Personal Cinema line had a lot to live up too in the multimedia enthusiast market, especially since this part of the graphics industry is dominated by the ATI All-In-Wonder. I must admit I was a bit apprehensive because NVIDIA is so new to this genre, but the 5700 Personal Cinema, eVGA and NVIDIA themselves have made a believer out of me.