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dohcmark8
01-21-04, 07:22 PM
Anyone experienced one yet?.

If so, how do they overclock and are you happy with the purchase.

:confused:

Gator
01-21-04, 07:24 PM
at stock speed, I think the FX5700NU is about on par with a GF4 TI4200 / GF3 TI for DX8 apps, and for DX9 it's not bad

ragejg
01-21-04, 07:56 PM
Um, ok, what's a regular 128mb 5700NU clocked @?

And what's a 5700U clocked @??

Gator
01-21-04, 08:08 PM
ask Zoomy (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/member.php?s=&action=getinfo&userid=13807) about overclocking the FX5700NU, he's the one that told me about going past the Ultra settings. I don't have a card to try myself

The Baron
01-21-04, 08:08 PM
5700U is 475/453 (so 906Mhz DDR--don't ask me why they're 906, they just are. or at least, that's how they're always reported.)

ragejg
01-21-04, 08:17 PM
oh... that is what he thought when he was accidentally doubling the already-effective ram speed number he had... or so methinks...

Whatever the case, I'm sure soon there will be a US 5700NU "turbo" with 2.8ns bga memory... there's one acros teh pond but it's a 256mb model...

Heh, I almost wanna think THAT would be a nice card, as it just might have the guts to use that extra memory for a little more AA useability...

Gator
01-21-04, 08:29 PM
opps, sorry! I go edit my post now (and the thousand others where I recommended the Albatron FX5700NU)

doh!

EDIT: fixed all my posts :)

jAkUp
01-21-04, 10:12 PM
i think the 5700NU is a great card for the money! i bought one for my gfs computer :) gta, rallisport, all run great all options maxed 1280x1024... and i havent even tried overclocking yet:)

Gator
01-22-04, 05:57 AM
Originally posted by jAkUp
i think the 5700NU is a great card for the money! i bought one for my gfs computer :) gta, rallisport, all run great all options maxed 1280x1024... and i havent even tried overclocking yet:)

got any benches? I might be interested this card for my girl's computer too :). She currently has a Radeon 7200, but she wants to play Sim2 so I might need to give her something better.

cthellis
01-22-04, 11:31 AM
Overall, I've basically seen the 5700NU performing worse than a 9600 Pro, while available for around the same price or over ($140-150) so I don't see it as being a good card versus the competition. (Hard to find good performance reviews with the non-Ultra, though, but you can use Tom's recent VPU pile-up if you want. Hehe...) Versus itself, it performs about the same as a 5600 Ultra for many things, but pulls ahead on DX9-related matters, VS-heavy operations, and all that. (Basically, much better future-proofed than the 5600U.) And it's at least a cheaper option than the 5900SE/XT/NU/WTFs (not "cheaper" enough, though) so as to not be instantly outclassed like its older 5700U brother, but until it gets closer to 9600 non-Pro prices ($110 or so) I don't see it as anything too appealing.

Blacklash
01-22-04, 02:36 PM
I have the 5700U its a good card but with BFG 5900 out there for 166usd I'd say get that.

http://www.compuhq.com/bfgasge5912d.html

dohcmark8
01-22-04, 05:30 PM
I checked out the Toms charts, and the 5700NU is on par with the 9600 Pro in all the benches, there isnt more than a 2-3% difference in speed between the two. And I know about Tom's so im waiting for a NU review from another source.


jakup- How about trying to OC, just see how high the autoclock takes it and what kinda performance increase it makes in any bench you want, shouldnt take more than 5 minutes, also, what brand?.

jAkUp
01-22-04, 08:16 PM
Its an evga... the cost was around $140. Looks to be very overclockable however, since I have heard reported speeds of past the ultra, but thats just what I heard:)

Gator
01-22-04, 08:48 PM
Originally posted by jAkUp
Its an evga... the cost was around $140. Looks to be very overclockable however, since I have heard reported speeds of past the ultra, but thats just what I heard:)

the EVGA has no memory heatsinks though :(

jAkUp
01-22-04, 11:24 PM
I know.. good thing I put some BFG ram sinks on it! w00t!!