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GDDR-3 Memory: GeForce FX 5700 Ultra

Test Setup

We tested the new GDDR-3 version of the GeForce FX 5700 Ultra once at its default clockspeed and then tried to determine the overclocking potential of the card. For reference, we included the "old" GDDR-2 version of the same card, a GeForce FX 5900 SE and ATi’s Radeon 9600XT.

Since the latencies of GDDR-2 and GDDR-3 memory modules are practically identical, we decided against conducting tests with both cards running at the same memory frequency.

Test System
CPUIntel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz
FSB200 MHz
MotherboardASUS P4P800 Deluxe (i865)
Memory4x Corsair CMX256A-3200LL (TWINX)
HDDSeagate Barracude 7200.7 120 GB S-ATA (8 MB)
DVDHitachi GD-7000
LANNetgear FA-312
Power SupplyAntec True Control 550W
Drivers & Configuration
GraphicsATI Catalyst v4.3NVIDIA v56.64 WHQL
ChipsetIntel Inf. Update
OSWindows XP Prof. SP1a
DirectXDirectX 9.0b
Graphic cards used in this article
ATIRadeon 9600XT (ATI)Radeon 9800XT (ATI)
NVIDIAGeForce FX 5700 Ultra (eVGA)GeForce FX 5700 Ultra GDDR-3 (NV)GeForce FX 5900 XT/SE (eVGA)GeForce FX 5950 Ultra (NV)
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