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eVGA e-GeForce FX 5950 Ultra - Page 3 of 8

eVGA e-GeForce FX 5950 Ultra

Slots

You'll have to get on your knees and clean this out every now and then. You wouldn't want dust accumulating there!

Power Regulation

The huge mess of components that has been at the end of high-end NVIDIA cards has slowly developed into a seemingly well organized line-up.

Back

The back plate not only cools the memory modules, but it also helps to secure the massive cooling unit on the other side.

Impressive Fan

The cooling unit is a very interesting device. Not only is it paired up with the tallest GPU heatsink I've seen, but the manner in which it operates is rather interesting to. But before I get to that, I must say that the fan is a very quiet unit. A few minutes after the testing session, the GPU was resting at a cozy 35 degrees C, just 6 degrees above the ambient temperature. I can barely feel the fan blowing at all, and yet the heatsink is rather cool as well. The NV38 definitely runs cool, and that's a step in the right direction for these high-end chips. The cooler the chip runs, the higher it'll overclock :)

Heatsink Fins

The air is pulled in across the heatsink, maximizing the contact area to cool off the GPU. The fan then pushes the air towards the top at which point it escapes through the funnel and out of the case. So not only does it cool the GPU, but it also helps to properly ventilate the whole system.

Heatsink

Just check out that heatsink retention mechanism.

Next Page: Test Setup, Benchmarks and Initial Impressions

Last Updated on October 23, 2003


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