View Full Version : How will we tell the new 5600U from the old?

05-19-03, 11:32 AM
I'm looking seriously at the 5600U and the 9600P. Will all 5600U sold from now on be the newer, faster versions?

I think what will really put it over the top for me is a 256mb 5600U using the new chip.

05-19-03, 01:05 PM
By looking at the card there is no way to you can tell, you will have to look at the specs like 700MHz = 11.2GB/sec while the new one has 800MHz = 12.8GB/sec. CUrrently there are no revision out yet so all current FX5600 Ultras are old revisions.

05-19-03, 02:39 PM
Look at the clock speed and you should be able to tell.

The new gfFX5600Ultra is 400/400, the old one is 350/350.

05-19-03, 04:24 PM
So, are they going to mark up the price of the new ones and still call it an "Ultra" or something else?

05-19-03, 05:07 PM
It's not yet known.

05-19-03, 05:59 PM
You can tell by the shape of the core... There is a heatspreader on the new 5600 that wasn't on the old core.