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Difference between FX5900 and FX5900 Ultra

Discussion in 'Nvidia' started by f00ge, Nov 23, 2003.

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    f00ge Guest

    What's the difference betweenn these two cards?

    Faster GPU?
    f00ge, Nov 23, 2003
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    neopolaris Guest

    Yup and faster memory speeds.
    neopolaris, Nov 23, 2003
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    f00ge Guest

    Can you tell me how much faster?
    f00ge, Nov 23, 2003
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    John Lewis Guest

    Ultra non-Ultra
    256 Meg memory vs 128 Meg
    450MHz GPU vs 400MHz default ( 3D mode)
    900MHz DDR vs 850MHz default (3D mode)

    I have a eVGA 5900 128 non-Ultra overclocked
    to 475MHz GPU / 890MHz memory, confirmed stable on
    all material, benchmarks, 3D games, hi-res cut-scenes and
    video, in-case ambient ~ 30 degrees C, max worst-case GPU
    temperature 65 degrees C.

    Overclock Disclaimer: Your mileage may vary, of course.

    BTW, Avoid the 5900SE edition like the plague !!
    lower clock speeds than the non-Ultra, flimsy

    Also avoid PNY as a vendor............see other threads
    on this subject.........

    John Lewis
    John Lewis, Nov 23, 2003
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    Dark Avenger Guest

    http://www.area3d.net You can do an compare and thus compare any card
    with any card .....
    Dark Avenger, Nov 23, 2003
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    f00ge Guest

    So it's the same GPU, only clocked at a lower speed, correct?
    f00ge, Nov 23, 2003
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    John Lewis Guest

    The Ultra GPUs/memory are guaranteed in system-test at the
    manufacturer to work at the higher default clock rates. The non-Ultra
    may overclock to the same speeds but that speed is not guaranteed.
    Functionally the GPUs are identical.

    John Lewis
    John Lewis, Nov 24, 2003
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