View Full Version : FX 5900Ultra Stability - Real World

07-11-03, 08:28 AM
let's figure this out.

Run (PerfBio (500/900)) with 4xAA/4xAF. Dusk Ultra for at least 15 minutes at 1600x1200. Then run UT2003 at 1600x1200, any map, at least 14 bots, all eye candy maxed out.

Do you have any problems whatsoever and what are they at these resolutions?

Then repeat the same standards with the ref Bios and using coolbits, clock the card to 500/900.

Compare the differences please limit results to the 1600x1200 4xAA/AF so we have apples and apples for comparison.

I have a dual Xeon 3.06 with SCSI RAID and 6GB of Ram.
Every time I run either Perf or Ref bios with the settings at 500/900. I get instability after prolonged testing at the 1600x1200 mark.

The forums are shy of any information on this because most users don't seem to use the 1600x1200 realm. To me the eye candy is too good to pass up on the true 1600x1200 lcd. Hence, this is why I bought the card.

Sad, but the ref Bios, with out coolbits seems to work OK even after the 1600x1200 testing. But I bought the eVGA card specifically over the others because it came at 500/900 and the extra 50mhz helps at those resolutions.

Any information would be appreciated.

I was using the 44.71 drivers for the test.
My 3dMark scores are about 6800. The scores fluctuate about +/- 30 points. If I run 3dMark out of a RAM Drive it gets about 7080.



07-11-03, 11:52 AM
I just put a 5900 in last nite and so far it has acted strangely and may be defective, or it may be related to coolbits. I haven't tested it enough yet to be sure. But I got graphic corruption in windows with the 4467s after I had played SWG for a while at 500/950 and then rebooted the screen was all corrupt even on the bios screen and windows logo. During the game and running 3dmark03 I got zero corruption but in windows it was bad. I reinstalled the 4467s after using driver cleaner and it was the same. The first time the 4467s worked fine. Then I put the 4403s on and it seemed to work fine, then this morning it started acting weird again lines during boot up and dissapearing icons in the taskbar and when you look under sreen resolution properties the upper portion is blank. I think it has to do with the auto detect in cool bits, it auto detected it to 503/969 but i set it at 500/950. I set it so it wouldnt keep the settings at reboot after reboot it goes back to 450/850 and starts acting weird. I'm going to test some more before I rma.

So apparently it has only had issues during 2D.

BTW what LCD are you using ?

Edit: I assume mines a bad card so I went ahead and got my RMA. They said I was the only one with this issue.

07-11-03, 06:09 PM
950 on the mem is high for the 2D desktop.

You would be better served with 850 on the desktop and 950 in 3D. This could well cause the image corruption in 2D.

I am using the 44.71. Divers.

My LCD is a 20.4 BENQ FP2081

It has true 1600x1200.

Good Luck with your card


07-11-03, 06:22 PM
No sorry I guess I didn't state it correctly. I left it default in 2d.

07-11-03, 08:51 PM
have you tried the newer eVGA Performance BIOS i have it and no problems so far i only get 58623d marks on my XP1800, 1 gig ram. cant try the 1600*1200 i have a 15 inch "socos" monitor. Rofl ive never heard of it but my dad got it from his old job when they upgraded to "super-fast pentium 266mhz" lol

07-14-03, 02:50 PM
Do you get any ghosting with the BENQ FP2081 ? I am deciding between this crt http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2742191091&category=41807

and an lcd I am sick of the size/weight of a crt though, but I haven't seen at lcd with 19" + with 1600x1200 and around 16ms response the best I've seen is around 25ms, so is that the best at this size? and is there any ghosting at 25ms?

07-14-03, 03:03 PM
For what it's worth, I have a Dell 2000FP (20.1") flat panel on my home grown rig. It'll push 1600x1200 and looks AWESOME with both my 9800 Pro and 5900 Ultra. Very little noticable ghosting on this model. It's the best flat panel I've ever owned and I've owned a few by Samsung and Sony. I've also tried some of the newer 19-20" Samsungs and Viewsonics and they have nastier ghosting than my 2000FP. That's my 2 cents. Check out Dell's site, they run $800 deals on their 2000FP from time to time. FYI - Avoid their 19" thin flat panel -- it's a rebranded Samsung and the ghosting/smearing will drive you mad!

07-14-03, 03:10 PM
There are no flat panel monitors above 17" that I know of that have a sub 20 ms response time. That's why I decided to drop down to my Hitachi CM174. It's only 17" but it has DVI, 1280x1024 native and 16 ms response time. This thing totally rocks for gaming. It's a far cry from my old Acer FP855. :D

07-14-03, 04:53 PM
Great thanks guys,

I saw the Planar PX191 and Dell 1900FP and they are supposed to be around 16ms but do not do 1600x1200

So dbugged were you talking about the Dell 1900FP having ghosting?