The performance and sound level of the cooling is also very important. Now comes the coolers. Although no games with the DX9 support are available yet, the marketing machine is pressing the GeForce4 Ti out from the market. For the record MHz was the speed that nVidias auto overclocking recommended. However, with the exception of having a TV tuner, Gainward’s got a pretty nice multimedia card laid out here.

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Inferno shows the Gainward coming out right where it should, managing to nearly cx the Ultra’s scores with HQ settings enabled and keeping a good lead with normal quality settings. Write a comment below. Testbed and drivers Testbed: That’s a logical step. Gainwards FX managed to keep up with the Pro and the Pro is left behind once again.

FSAA sample patterns are identical with previous driver revisions. The Golden Samples are actually built to run at higher than reference settings thus are made for the tweakers among us, and there are many of us right.

There was the initial release — or whatever it was — of the and then a short while later came the rest of the gang. Synthetic tests don’t give us too good an impression of Gainward’s card or of the GeForce FX non-ultra in general. GeForce4 Ti is still going strong in Quake 3 while and non-Pro that is are almost tied for the last position. In 3D nVidia only has one disadvantage compared to ATi: This particular take on the plain chip is going to leave some of you scratching your heads.


It comes in a big colorful box.

Gainward FX 5600 Ultra

Besides, Chinese firms are also ready to start their mass production. Manufacturers often choose less popular or at least a bit older games simply because they are cheaper to bundle. That was the dream gfeorce that would have been a right step.

The design looks like the reference one, but there is some difference. One thing that I had completely missed was the fact that the FX also uses an external power source. Cards used for comparison: Not for nVidia neccesarily but for the third party manufacturers. I checked a couple of retailers and even price watch but couldn’t find a listing for this version of the card, but I expect that with two DVI outputs and VIVO capabilities it’s going to be more expensive.

The Ultra version should run at MHz.

Gainward FX PowerPack Ultra/ XP Golden Sample on NVIDIA GeForce FX Ultra (new revision)

The only thing left to be desired geforcce to their competitors might be a game or two. On the other hand this version is clocked a tad slower gaindard of course ‘only’ has MB memory yet is using that excellent bit memory bus thus leaves heaps of memory bandwidth.

Now the Radeons dominate. Probably due to the lower available memory bandwidth, the single-texturing mode is barely able to pull more than half of the card’s theoretical single-texturing fillrate.


That’s the model name of the card. Gainward offers only one model based on this processor and we will examine this card today.

If the clock speeds are going to be so low, having MB of memory doesn’t really do much good, since any situation where you’d use that much memory is going to be so limited by available bandwidth that you’ll still end up with low framerates. The memory overclock was as mentioned a lot better though. Since the has a slower memory clock, this is probably due to the z-compression and other nifty bandwidth-saving tricks that the has and the Ultra does not.

The heatsinks are easily detachable and are using a good thermal compound. Well the first thing that struck me with the FX Ultra was the fact that it has a lower texel fillrate than the good old GeForce4 Ti This package with a peculiar cover is the distinguishing feature of the MHz geforrce of dx Ultra: Will there be a significant performance decrease over the ultra model?

As a reference we also brought in a Ti Imagine that you are about dx buy a new car, say, Mercelada ABC