5900 Reviews & Editorials


 Hardwarezone 4 stars and Most Value For Money awards: Five-Way GeForce FX 5950 Ultra Mini-Shootout
"The Gainward FX PowerPack Ultra/1800 XP Golden Sample performed in-line was an excellent overall performer."
May, 2004

 Hardwarezone 4.5 stars award: Five-Way GeForce FX 5950 Ultra Mini-Shootout
"Gigabyte N595U-GT is the only graphics card that is overclocked right out of the box at a higher than normal GPU core clock of 520MHz. "
May, 2004

 Hardwarezone 5 stars award and Most Overclockable Product awards: Five-Way GeForce FX 5950 Ultra Mini-Shootout
"For the ultimate in performance, settle nothing less but the MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 since at maximum DOT settings, it completely leads the pack."
May, 2004

 Hardwarezone 5 stars award: Five-Way GeForce FX 5950 Ultra Mini-Shootout
"The Leadtek WinFast A380 Ultra TDH MyVIVO is a perfect GeForce FX 5950 Ultra graphics card."
May, 2004

 XFX: GeForce FX 5900XT
"Overall, the XFX GeForceFX 5900XT is a surprisingly valuable card for gamers who will enjoy the low price tag and impressive performance. The best thing about this card is the value and price point. The value stems from the fact you are paying $200 for a great performing DX9 compliant card, and is bundled well."

 Firing Squad: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 XT
"NVIDIA has certainly delivered a card that has given the mainstream market what it wanted, a graphics solution that offers all the features of the flagship cards and much of the performance, but at a price point that is much more attractive to the wallet. The GeForce FX 5900 XT is one of the best bargains on the graphics market right now, and is truly a worthy successor to GeForce4 Ti 4200."

 eNet: Benchmark of Gainward FX 5900XT H Version
"This Gainward card provides high-end quality and performance with a little bit higher price at the mainstream level. So if you want to buy a new card, or just upgrade, the Gainward 5900XT is a good choice for you."

 Hardsalon: Benchmark of Leadtek A350XT FX 5900XT 128MB
"As the SE version of FX 5900 Ultra, the FX 5900 XT maintained the whole performance of the FX 5900 Ultra, and kept the leading position in the middle-end graphic cards market."

 Beareyes: The best price vs. performance - FX 5900 XT and FX 5600 XT
"The Geforce FX 5900 XT has really good price vs. performance, especially compared with the 5700/5700 Ultra. So if you want to enter the FX 5900 high-end group at less cost, the 5900 XT is the best choice for you."

 Pcbee: Gainward GeForce FX 5900XT
"The NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900XT is getting popular. The GeForce FX 5900XT is selling well thanks to high performance and a reasonable price."

 Technoa: Inno GeForce FX 5900 XT
"GeForce FX5950 is absolutely something!"

 pc Web: Aeolus FX5200-DV128LP (AOpen)
"These products rank 1st in video cards this week. The GeForce series is making a comeback after the debut of FX 5700 Ultra and FX 5900XT."

 IT168: Benchmark of 5900 XT
"In the OC test of graphic cards, the GeForce FX 5900 XT has really good OC performance. So the editor comments that the GeForce FX 5900 XT is a good product, and could be a hot product in the mainstream market, like the GeForce Ti 4200."

 Hot Hardware: NVIDIA'S GeForce FX 5950 Ultra
"Today, we've shown you what NVIDIA's new high end card is all about and what it can do with NVIDIA's best driver set offering currently. The GeForce FX 5950 Ultra, with the Detonator 52.16s driving it, is a formidable opponent to be sure."

 Extremetech: NVIDIA Launches Speedy New GeForce Chips
"Here we find similar results to what we just saw in UT 2003, where nVidia is ahead versus ATI at all four comparison points and posts"

"The 5950 Ultra is a great video card…"

 3DGPU: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5950 Ultra
"The 5950 Ultra looks to be a real contender in the high-end market. With exceptional performance in the latest games, especially with AntiAliasing and Anistropic filtering, is definitely a nice piece of hardware. If you are looking to upgrade to the top-end the GeForce FX 5950 Ultra should be on that short list."

 Tom’s Hardware Guide: NVIDIA Puts Its (New) Cards on the Table
"In the enthusiast segment, the FX 5950 makes a good impression."

 Neoseeker: Nvidia FX5950 Ultra Review
"As far as conclusions go it's very obvious that the FX5950 is the right direction for Nvidia. Their 0.13micron process allows them to push higher speeds, and their research into cooling technologies has at least rendered their cooling solution a very quiet, if still large device. The FX5950 is definitely a performance demon…"

 Anandtech: Fall 2003 Video Card Roundup - Part 2: High End Shootout
"NVIDIA maintains their lead across both resolutions with AA and AF enabled, and we continue to see that driver improvements have helped nudge performance upward for NVIDIAs cards."

 CyberOnion.com: Leadtek WinFast A350 TDH MyVIVO
"I have no problem giving it our highest honor."

 motherboards.org: Video Card: MSI FX-5900 (TD-128)
"The final word is positive and the overall conclusion a solid one resulting in an Editors choice award."

 AMD3D.com: Asus V9950 (GeForce FX 5900)
"There is no doubt this is the fastest card I have used, tested reviewed to date. I can also say that this card has the best high resolution/FSAA combination I have used."

 hardwarezone.com: World Exclusive : MSI NBox N5900 ULTRA
“..we awarded it the 4.5 Stars seal and the Most-Innovative-Product (MIP) Award.”

 Gamersdepot.com: MSI FX 5900
"There’s no reason to look anywhere else if you’re seeking an NVIDIA-based solution which does a great job of running today’s games with enough horsepower under the hood (spelled overclocking) for the games of tomorrow."

 Extremeoverclocking.com: PNY GeForce FX 5900 Ultra
"It will be able to handle the next generation games and of course comes with NVIDIA's unified driver support meaning that all future video card drivers will be able to function with this card. Another thing NVIDIA does to make their cards run better with games is they actually work with game developers to make the game and card meld together nicely. The upside to this is that you know your card will run great with the game since NVIDIA worked with the software developers.”

 HardOCP: BFG Technologies 5900 Ultra Review
"The 5900 Ultra produces some beautiful gaming images while giving tremendous framerates....If you are in the market for a high end gaming card, the BFGTech Asylum GeForceFX 5900 Ultra should definitely be on your short list."

 MaximumPC: GeForce FX 5900 9 out of 10 (August Print Edition)
"The GeForce FX 5900 Ultra returns the speed crown to Santa Clara - with a quickness."

 OC Addiction.com: BFG GeForce FX 5900 Ultra Review
"...(GeForce) FX 5900 Ultra 256MB Asylum is easily the fastest card I have ever tested.

 HardOCP: DOOM 3 Benchmarks
“We were thrilled to see these scores at 1600x1200."

 Anandtech: NVIDIA's Back: GeForceFX 5900 Ultra
"The balance of power has been shifted back towards NVIDIA..."

 FiringSquad: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra Performance Preview
“NVIDIA’s 256MB GeForce FX 5900 Ultra is the fastest graphics accelerator on the market.”

 HardOCP: GeForce FX 5900 Ultra review
"The GeForce FX 5900 Ultra has a comfortable lead in every resolution."

 Neoseeker: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra P/Review
“The GeForce FX 5900 is the fastest card we've ever tested.”

 3DGPU: GeForce FX 5900 Ultra
“The GeForce FX 5900 Ultra is the fastest card we have ever seen here at 3DGPU.”

 Sudhian Media: GeForce FX 5900 Ultra Revealed
“The GeForce FX 5900 Ultra easily wins the high resolution tests and tests with 4X FSAA and 8X Anisotropic Filtering enabled.”

 NVNews: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra Preview
"As for NVIDIA, the Geforce FX 5900 Ultra puts the company firmly back as a major player in the high-end graphics market."

 Adrenaline Vault: GeForce FX 5900 Preview
"No matter whether running in OpenGL or Direct3D, games performed well and looked great."

 HotHardware: GeForce FX 5900 Ultra
“All told, the Geforce FX 5900 Ultra is a very competitive product that surpassed (the competior's) current high end offering by a significant margin, in almost every test we ran.”

 Bjorn3D: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 GPU's - Preview
"The GeForce FX 5900 Ultra manages to draw ahead with about a 20-40% lead."