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bkswaney
08-01-03, 03:23 PM
What kind of overclocks r u getting with them?
Also what kind of 3DM scores?

sean m
08-01-03, 04:27 PM
I don't have the 5900 but I have a BFG 5600 and it overclocks from 325\500 to 370\600 no problem.

ringu61
08-01-03, 10:17 PM
I got a Leadtek GeForce FX5900 and it is now overclocked at c510MHz/m985MHz

bkswaney
08-01-03, 10:41 PM
Originally posted by ringu61
I got a Leadtek GeForce FX5900 and it is now overclocked at c510MHz/m985MHz

Dang.... All I could get out of my 5800U was 565/1160.
That is great for a 5900. :)

I'm taking my 9800 NonPro back to bestbuy. I'm not happy with the memory on it at all.

I will get the 9800 Pro or BFG 5900. I'm just not sure what to buy at this point.

The BFG like the leadtek has some great cooling on it. They look mean. ;)

On the other hand the 9800 with AA/AF cranked beats the 5900.
Plus the 9800's shader speeds and all seem better.

What would u buy?

Carbon Unit
08-01-03, 10:48 PM
I have no problems with my 5900 with the AA/AF cranked up

bkswaney
08-01-03, 11:03 PM
Originally posted by Carbon Unit
I have no problems with my 5900 with the AA/AF cranked up

Does it overclock good? What card do u have?
My 5800U with AA/AF turned up was a dog. Man if only had a 256bit bus. :)
I play at 1024res so I like 4xAA and 8xAF. So the 5900 does pretty good with this on?
I loved the IQ on the 5800 with the 44.90 drivers. Just as good if not better than this 9800.
I might just get the 5900. This 9800NP I have has sick memory on it and it will only run stable in x4 agp mode on my mobo.

I HATE not being able to use features on a new card. I have a x8 mobo. I want the card in x8. ;)

lukar
08-01-03, 11:23 PM
Originally posted by bkswaney
Does it overclock good? What card do u have?
My 5800U with AA/AF turned up was a dog. Man if only had a 256bit bus. :)
I play at 1024res so I like 4xAA and 8xAF. So the 5900 does pretty good with this on?
I loved the IQ on the 5800 with the 44.90 drivers. Just as good if not better than this 9800.
I might just get the 5900. This 9800NP I have has sick memory on it and it will only run stable in x4 agp mode on my mobo.

I HATE not being able to use features on a new card. I have a x8 mobo. I want the card in x8. ;)

Dude, you're blind

bkswaney
08-01-03, 11:33 PM
Originally posted by lukar
Dude, you're blind

WTF does that mean? I like hearing from people to own them. Not bios reviews. ;)

Also I'm far from blind. Unless u own both cards and have them side by side u would never know. :rolleyes:

CapsLock
08-02-03, 08:55 AM
well I personally can't compare, but I just read this from The Baron's thread on his new 9600 pro.

The Baron said:

And, I don't know if I can ever use another NVIDIA card--I just ran Vice City with 4xAA and 16xAF....oh sweet Lord. Beats the pants off of NVIDIA's AA.

And the bolding was his.

I think he might know what he's talking about.

Caps

Carbon Unit
08-02-03, 09:38 AM
Originally posted by bkswaney
Does it overclock good? What card do u have?
My 5800U with AA/AF turned up was a dog. Man if only had a 256bit bus. :)
I play at 1024res so I like 4xAA and 8xAF. So the 5900 does pretty good with this on?
I loved the IQ on the 5800 with the 44.90 drivers. Just as good if not better than this 9800.
I might just get the 5900. This 9800NP I have has sick memory on it and it will only run stable in x4 agp mode on my mobo.

I HATE not being able to use features on a new card. I have a x8 mobo. I want the card in x8. ;) I have a Albatron 5900PV @510/980, but you have to remember the 5900's when you overclock and they get hot, the GPU automatically down throttles the clock speeds, I get my best 3damrks at 475/910 .....this card easily runs 8xAF and 8xAA, I like 4x AA because the more frames the better as for AF at 8x runs great and doesnt take any performance hits at that setting (8xAF)

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=1432&page=1

With both the core and memory both heavily overclocked the benchmark results would be lower then stock! Puzzled, I began to search around the net to see if others had the same problems and apparently the nVIDIA GeForceFX 5900PV/FX 5900PV Ultra's will automatically slow themselves down if they get too hot! While I understand why nVIDIA does this, it certainly makes it harder to determine the maximum speed of a videocard.



The card did exceptionally well in the Gun Metal 2 benchmark which is the only real world DirectX 9 benchmark in our suite at the moment. Is this a sign of things to come? We're sure as the NV35 matures, drivers will be able to draw more performance out of the card. Hopefully that will be done before the next generation chips are available.