So recently, with their assault on the high end with FX Ultra and a genuine competitor to ATI’s recent high end monster boards, it’s been time for them to also concentrate on getting the midrange right. No Interruptions Day Shortbread. I love my GTX ! NV31 in its sexy, shiny new packaging. Let’s take a look at the card itself before we move on to the test system and the benchmarks. To take advanatge of this hardware, MSI has also provided appropriate software.

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Before we dive into the cards themselves, let’s have a few words about what NV31 and NV34 actually are. NV31 in its sexy, shiny new packaging.

NVIDIA’s GeForce FX 5600/5200 Ultra Performance Review

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We’ve got the usual 4 pin Molex style connector on the top right, and the board arrived with a Y-splitter just incase I couldn’t find a spare connector from the quarter billion my Enermax PSU provides. The complete listing can be found ultta the specifications table below: If you’ll remember, the biggest problem we had with the GeForce4 MX was that it carried the GeForce4 name but was in no way, shape or form, a DirectX 8 part. System setup and benchmarks next.

No fancy coloured PCB, just the usual snot green.

NVIDIA’s GeForce FX Ultra GPU – The Tech Report – Page 1

The series was WAY better. Click to find out more. Does either fight dirty with questionable driver “optimizations”?

By reading this site you ulrta to our cookie policy. I’m so glad Nvidia got its stuff together. The midrange sector is vitally important to any mainstream consumer graphics company. Although the Ultra has a higher core clock than the Tiit has a lower multitextured fill rate the NV31 has four pipes with one texture unit per pipe vs.

Steam names the best-selling games of Keep that in mind ultda you’re looking through the benchmarks of the Ultra later on. The following are the list of items found in this graphics card package: This is why there are limited vendors offering perhaps only a maximum of one version.

No change in architecture versus the older model, just increases in clock speed.

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The board I’m about to look at today is one such come back. High end success means brand awareness, midrange brings home the bacon. The chip is a four-by-one-pipe design that claims full DirectX 9 support complete with pixel and fs5600 shaders 2.

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It’s where they make the most money and it’s the sector most likely to give them a surprise come the end of the quarter dx5600 sales are being totalled up, good or bad. What’s interesting is that the NV31 actually has a superior memory controller to the NV30, akin to what we saw with the Radeon vs. The NV31 is a 0. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. FX Ultra Volume 2. The GPU itself can render a maximum of four pixels per clock four single textured pixels, or two dual textured pixelsmaking it effectively half of a F5600