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Old 07-14-03, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default my Albatron FX5900pv is on its way

Can't wait to get it!! 2 more days.

http://www.allstarshop.com/shop/show...pid=7503&idx=1

what a beautiful card. I hope it overclocks well! Anyone else getting one? Albatron is selling a 256mb non-ultra version as well
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Old 07-14-03, 08:25 PM   #2
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Kick ass man! Yeah, I wanted one of those really bad, but with the problems I'm having with flickering in my previous 2 PNY GeForce FX's, and hearing that some MSI and Gainward cards had the same problems, I decided to get an eVGA card since they have actually been very helpful (and they've actually contacted ME a few times) to help solve this problem. and they said they'd send me as many RMAs as I needed to get rid of the flicker, so I figured I might as well go with them since I wasn't quite sure of Albatron's tech support and return policies... Also, eVGA has free overnight cross shipping, and well, you can't argue with that But damn if that ain't a sweet looking card! Way to go man, post some impressions of it when you get it...Let us know how far you can OC that beast and how loud it is Try to find a way to get all 3 fans working at once too, I'm sure that would help you OC some!
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Old 07-14-03, 08:30 PM   #3
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from what I have seen, all the fans are powered off the single connector, so they have them daisy-chained, one of the fans probably have a rheostat or something built in. It may be a bit much to power all three fans at once off the single connector. Im upgrading finally from my Visiontek GF4 Ti 4600. It served me well

I've heard lots of good things about EVGA. They seem very customer oriented.
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Old 07-14-03, 10:03 PM   #4
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Those cards are damn sexy. That would look very nice with my blue case and multitude of blue LED fans.
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Old 07-15-03, 12:47 AM   #5
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the albatron only uses 2 of the 3 fans IIRC...the 3rd fan is used as a backup in case 1 of the other fans fails
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Old 07-16-03, 10:43 AM   #6
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well, it arrived a day early, but I knew it would. I haven't installed yet. it comes rather interesting packaging, some sort of polyester like backpack. It is not very heavy card. I'm thinking that the cooler is copper plated aluminum. When I get home and take it out and feel it. Copper is colder to the touch than aluminum is. Overall it seems like a rather nice package, comes with lots of goodies, even a case badge
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Old 07-16-03, 11:39 AM   #7
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Originally posted by combat_wombat
well, it arrived a day early, but I knew it would. I haven't installed yet. it comes rather interesting packaging, some sort of polyester like backpack. It is not very heavy card. I'm thinking that the cooler is copper plated aluminum. When I get home and take it out and feel it. Copper is colder to the touch than aluminum is. Overall it seems like a rather nice package, comes with lots of goodies, even a case badge
there are no copper made heat sink (as default by campanys ), only aluminum. it's copper covered... (1% copper 99% aluminum
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Old 07-16-03, 03:33 PM   #8
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Smile One of the reviews at NewEgg....

Said that the Prolink GFFX 5900 had an all copper cooler. It looks like copper with very thin fins like my SLK-800 heatsink. Prolink's website talks about it but does not say what it's made of (that I could see anyway).
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Old 07-17-03, 09:46 AM   #9
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Welp, I am very impressed with this card. flawless install, but I expect nothing less than that from NV. Runs very cool(38-39c in 2d), it is very quiet, with autodetect it sets the clocks at 449-452mhz core and 949-952mhz memory) and there is a NICE boost in speed overclocking it, and thus far I haven't tried manually setting the overclock to see what the maximum is. It certainly is a big boost in speed over my GF4 TI 4600 I upgraded from. The blue LED is also nice, it shines down and reflects off the bottom of my aluminum case, looks nice. 2d is crisp and clear at 1600x1200 100hz, but is that really an issue anymore!?!
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Old 07-17-03, 03:19 PM   #10
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Gainward is good but expensive and for the FX 5900Ultra it an't really worth it it, but for the regular then it is.
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Old 07-18-03, 11:47 AM   #11
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here's Gun Metal benchmark 2 benchmark with my card clocked at 450/950

Benchmark 1
Validity
Results valid? Yes
Benchmark version V1.20S
Statistics
Minimum frames per second 22.31 fps
Average frames per second 34.71 fps
Maximum frames per second 64.96 fps
Benchmark duration 107.97 seconds
Total frames rendered 3748
Computer information
Processor AMD Athlon(tm)
Processor speed 2200 Mhz
Operating System Windows XP Service Pack 1
Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900
Game settings
Screen resolution 1024 X 768
Screen colors True (32-bit)
Aspect ratio Normal
Antialiasing 2x
Terrain detail High
Draw distance High
Cloud shadows On
Lens flare On
Sun Glare On

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Benchmark 2
Validity
Results valid? Yes
Benchmark version V1.20S
Statistics
Minimum frames per second 14.33 fps
Average frames per second 40.61 fps
Maximum frames per second 78.82 fps
Benchmark duration 122.06 seconds
Total frames rendered 4957
Computer information
Processor AMD Athlon(tm)
Processor speed 2200 Mhz
Operating System Windows XP Service Pack 1
Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900
Game settings
Screen resolution 1024 X 768
Screen colors True (32-bit)
Aspect ratio Normal
Antialiasing 2x
Terrain detail High
Draw distance High
Cloud shadows On
Lens flare On
Sun Glare On

BTW, I emailed albatron while my card was in transit to ask them a question, i emailed their support email and had a response within 5hrs. Try that with ASUS

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