Coming on the heels of a successful launch of the GeForce FX 5900 series, top hardware editors worldwide have praised the new NVIDIA GeForceâ„¢ FX 5900 Ultra graphics processing unit (GPU) as theundisputed leader in performance, image quality and compatibility for the enthusiast PC gaming market.
Based on the groundbreaking GeForce FX architecture, the award-winning GeForce FX 5900 Ultra GPU combines a new 256-bit memory interface with an advanced 0.13-micron process for ultra-high clock frequencies, resulting in a performance advantage over competitive products by up to a 67% margin in the latest benchmarks.
â€œThe GeForce FX 5900 (Ultra) is able to outpace the (nearest competitor) in all relevant benchmarks and can reclaim the performance throne for NVIDIA,â€ said Lars Weinand, graphics card editor for Tom’s Hardware Guide (http://www.tomshardware.com/), an internationally known leading hardware Web site. â€œThe card offers unrivaled full scene antialiasing (FSAA) speed combined with very good anisotropic filtering (AF) image quality and performance, thanks to the new Detonatorâ„¢ FX driver, giving it a comfortable lead over its rival.â€
â€œNVIDIA’s 256MB GeForce FX 5900 Ultra is the fastest graphics accelerator on the market,â€ said Brandon Bell, editor in chief, of hardware for Firing Squad (http://www.firingsquad.com/) in the United States.
â€œWith GeForce FX 5900 Ultra NVIDIA takes the lead with the fastest 3D graphics-accelerator,â€ said Sascha Faber, senior technical editor, PC Professionell in Germany.
â€œGeForce FX 5900 can certainly claim the performance crown in the industry,â€ added Shao Zhen, editor of hardware reviews for PCPOP Online (http://www.pcpop.com/) in China.
â€œThe GeForce FX 5900 is the fastest card in all resolutions, under all conditions, but it really begins to pull ahead with antialiasing turned on, especially at the higher resolutions,â€ said Howard Ha, editor for Neoseeker (http://www.neoseeker.com/) in Canada. â€œThe GeForce FX 5900 is the fastest card we have ever tested.â€
Brian Evans, editor in chief of United States based 3DGPU agreed (http://www.3dgpu.com/): â€œThe GeForce FX 5900 Ultra is the fastest card we have ever seen.â€
â€œNVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra shows unbeatable performance and is the king of graphics boards,â€ wrote Shinjiroh Kaku, senior editor for ASCII Plus Magazine in Japan (June 24 Issue).
In addition to stunning performance, the GeForce FX 5900 GPU features the industry’s only true 128-bit color precision, delivering studio-quality color to the PC market; NVIDIAÂ® CineFXâ„¢ 2.0 engine with second-generation pixel shaders; NVIDIAÂ® UltraShadowâ„¢ technology for accelerated rendering of lighting and shadows; and NVIDIAÂ® Intellisampleâ„¢ HCT for unprecedented anisotropic filtering and antialiasing, all of which enables unmated image quality across all 3D applications.
â€œIn the above charts we clearly showed you that NVIDIA’s AF technique is superior to (the nearest competitor) when it comes to overall quality,â€ wrote Kyle Bennett, editor in chief at HardOCP (http://www.hardocp.com/) also in the United States.
â€œWith the GeForce FX 5900 Ultra, NVIDIA makes a strong comebackâ€”their new baby is very comfortable with a combination of 4X FSAA and 8X AF and it takes pleasure in vaporizing the competition,â€ remarked Julien Jay, technical editor for Clubic in France (http://www.clubic.com/).
â€œThe GeForce FX 5900 Ultra easily wins the high resolution tests and tests with 4X FSAA and 8X AF enabled,â€ concurred senior hardware editor Andrew Stiff, in his review for Sudhian Media in the United States (http://www.sudhian.com/).
AnandTech (http://www.anandtech.com/) praised NVIDIA for the stability of its world-renowned Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)â€”the industry’s only true binary-compatible software architecture, ensuring software compatibility and stability, enabling the industry’s most reliable graphics platform.
â€œNVIDIA’s Detonator FX drivers improve performance across the board for all GeForce FX cards,â€ wrote Anand Lal Shimpi, editor in chief of AnandTech, headquatered in the United States. â€œWe encountered no issues with the Detonator FX drivers.â€
â€œJudging by of price, performance, stability and the new enhancements to the core, you simply can’t go wrong with a GeForce FX 5900 Ultra,â€ summarized Vijay Anand, technical writer for Hardwarezone (http://www.hardwarezone.com/), Asia’s leading IT hardware Web site based in Malaysia.