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VoodooNinja
05-12-03, 06:47 PM
Why do some review sites show the 5900 Ultra with hardly any capacitors and other sites show the huge card with alot of them? Also, I already parted with my TI4600 and forgot how long it was. The really big card is over 9 1/2" long.(close to 10") The FX 5800 Ultra looks small now.

http://www.3dgpu.com/reviews/bshot1.jpg

http://img.hexus.net/FX5900/All.jpg

jAkUp
05-12-03, 06:51 PM
are you sure that card in the second picture isnt a quadro??

Sean P.
05-12-03, 06:51 PM
The shorter card is the "final" retail PCB board the card will ship with...Nearly all review boards were a near-final sample...though the PCB is roughly an inch longer...

VoodooNinja
05-12-03, 06:56 PM
Well the card in the second picture is from a FX 5900 Ultra review. Here: http://www.hexus.net/review.php?review=554&page=4

GlowStick
05-12-03, 07:04 PM
some sites got new'er boads than others.

digitalwanderer
05-12-03, 08:04 PM
Just check the pricetags, the 5900 FX is the REALLY ungodly expensive one. :)

DivotMaker
05-12-03, 08:08 PM
Originally posted by digitalwanderer
Just check the pricetags, the 5900 FX is the REALLY ungodly expensive one. :)

Yep, right next to the ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 256 MB card....

GlowStick
05-12-03, 08:10 PM
Originally posted by BigBerthaEA
Yep, right next to the ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 256 MB card....

I wonder what games will show the preformance gain more memory will help, it Tom's says the Doom III preview dosent show any preformance gain from it.

Lezmaka
05-12-03, 08:19 PM
Just because a site used the first pic doesn't mean that's the actual card they got. Don't all the sites get a "review kit" with PR images of the card, chip, etc?

digitalwanderer
05-12-03, 08:21 PM
Originally posted by GlowStick
I wonder what games will show the preformance gain more memory will help, it Tom's says the Doom III preview dosent show any preformance gain from it.

If it's any consolation GS, I've heard a rumor that the problem with the 9800 256MB is driver related and it just ain't accessing all it's memory yet. It should be fixed (well, they'll call it "improved" I'm sure :rolleyes: ) in the upcoming Catalyst release.

GlowStick
05-12-03, 08:31 PM
Originally posted by digitalwanderer
If it's any consolation GS, I've heard a rumor that the problem with the 9800 256MB is driver related and it just ain't accessing all it's memory yet. It should be fixed (well, they'll call it "improved" I'm sure :rolleyes: ) in the upcoming Catalyst release.

No no, Cat 3.2 dosent use extra memory as stated on Toms Hardware. But the 3.4 dose, as also stated by Toms HardWare. They also note that the 256mb version was held by nda for a while, then got 'rushed' so that is why their benches dont include the 3.4's for all tests, they said tey did not have enough time.

Rogozhin
05-12-03, 08:50 PM
quit your trolling bertha

it's quite conspicuous.

Hopefully the 5900 will not be any longer than the g4s or the fx 5800.

rogo

DivotMaker
05-12-03, 09:47 PM
Originally posted by Rogozhin
quit your trolling bertha

it's quite conspicuous.

Hopefully the 5900 will not be any longer than the g4s or the fx 5800.

rogo

Who the hell are you? Trolling? What a ridiculous comment.

ricercar
05-14-03, 05:47 PM
My GeForce 5900 Ultra NVIDIA reference card is 24 cm long and looks like the black and silver one with all the capacitors in the second photo at the top of this thread.

EDIT:NV35_reference.jpg (http://gadzikowski.com/images/nv30/NV35_reference.jpg)

I hope that retail versions are shorter. This one forced me to pull out the motherboard tray of my office machine just to install it. While I didn't mind modding a Shuttle SFF for my NV30, I'll pass on the SFF NV35 mod...

GlowStick
05-14-03, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by ricercar
My GeForce 5900 Ultra NVIDIA reference card is 24 cm long and looks like the black and silver one with all the capacitors in the second photo at the top of this thread.

I hope that retail versions are shorter. This one forced me to pull out the motherbaord tray of my machine just to install it.

Wow!

so wanna trade it for a 9800pro and some $$$ : P