VGA Card Buyer's Guide 07/2003

Gainward FX PowerPack! Ultra/760XP 128 MB Golden Sample

The Ultra 760XP Golden Sample is based on NVIDIA's GeForceFX 5600 Ultra. The model tested in this round-up already uses the new flip-chip that has a much higher clock speed than the version originally unveiled by NVIDIA (400/ 800). Like the other Gainward Golden Sample models, this card is guaranteed to run at fast clock speeds, with the caveat that you have to first activate them in the Gainward EXPERTool software. This results in 450 MHz core and 900 MHz memory clock. The card we tested was a prototype using Hynix code 25 memory modules, which means they are specified for 800 MHz only!