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5700 Ultra - a 5950 in disguise maybe?

By Steg
Nov 3, 2003
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  1. Quote from Sudhian
    i also heard that the 5700 chip is a cut down 5950 - there was a rumor floating around that - like the ATi cards a while back - the extra pixel pipes on the 5700 could be unlocked giving - in effect - a 5950.
    this - after the problem ATi had with that - seem unlikly that nvidia would make the same mistake - but anything is possible

    anyone care to advance/deny this rumor?

    Steg
     
  2. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 369

    you mean how people softmodded radeon 9500 non pros to 9700pros?? it could be possible. i believe they are using the same core so its likely they could be oc'ed to 5950 speeds. im still a fan of ati, and would probably get a radeon 9800 non pro or 9800xt over that 5700 or 5950
     
  3. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 369

    GeForceFX 5700 Ultra

    Graphics Core 256-bit
    Memory Interface 128-bit
    Memory Bandwidth 14.4GB/sec.
    Fill Rate 1.9 billion pixels/sec.
    Vertices per Second 356 million
    Memory Data Rate 900 MHz
    Pixels per Clock (peak) 4
    Textures per Pixel* 16
    Dual RAMDACs 400 MHz

    GeForceFX 5950 Ultra

    Graphics Core: 256-bit
    Memory Interface:256-bit
    Memory Bandwidth:30.4GB/sec
    Fill Rate:3.8 billion texels/sec.
    Vertices/sec.356 million
    Memory Data Rate:950MHz
    Pixels per Clock (peak):8
    Textures per Pixel:16*
    RAMDACs 400MHz

    The 5950 has a faster memory speed, but a 256bit memory bus to get double the throughput of the 5700 and double the fill rate. bumping up the memory clock is easy, its just how to make the 128bit memory bus to a 256bit. asides from thats, they look identical
     
  4. Greeno

    Greeno TS Rookie Posts: 394

    why non-pro or XT?

    XT is better than pro
     
  5. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 369

    i would get a non pro over the 5700 and xt over the 5950
     
  6. Greeno

    Greeno TS Rookie Posts: 394

    cheers for clarifying that :]

    gonna say, he knows what he's talking about but didnt know that? knew there was some explanation mate :]
     
  7. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 422

    oh well
    <quote>*from some on else on these forums* I'm an nv***** </quote>
    but there you go

    Steg
     
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