Wow! Bfg 5900nu!

heyheyhey

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So I got it, flashed it to 5950U BIOS, OC'd it to 450/950, my 2.4 to 2.9, and got 16K 3dmarks! All for $150! THis card is truly amazing! Definatly get it if your looking for a new card, since theyre dissapearing rapidly.
 

pxc

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Originally posted by heyheyhey
So I got it, flashed it to 5950U BIOS, OC'd it to 450/950,
:p The default clock speed of the 5950U is 475/950.

I agree with your praise. These regular 5900NU cards are pretty amazing. I have an XFX and a BFG and both are very good overclockers.
 

heyheyhey

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I meant OC'd for this card :p

But yeah, OCing it was downclocking the 5950U lol. But, whatever, it works, and its awesome!
 

chuckm1020

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yah im really happy with mine, im wondering how the fx6000 is going to be, if it is called that.
 

Sojuuk

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ill eat the namers at nvidia if they call it that since it will be a completely new core suposedly.

maybe they should name it something cool like WOAAMYGODPWNAGE card.
 

RAutrey

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Can anyone who has flashed their 5900nu to a 5950 give some real world benchmarks/numbers (cause I don't play 3DMark)?
 

merlin704

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Only 16K? Something must not be right.

My cousin's PC is a 2.8C@3.5, with Ti4400@320/700 and hits around 16.9K using the 40.72 drivers. There has to be something wrong with your setup.


Sure his CPU is faster but, you should still be getting higher than 16K.
 

heyheyhey

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Originally posted by merlin704
Only 16K? Something must not be right.

My cousin's PC is a 2.8C@3.5, with Ti4400@320/700 and hits around 16.9K using the 40.72 drivers. There has to be something wrong with your setup.


Sure his CPU is faster but, you should still be getting higher than 16K.

Dude, my score went up 2000 going from 2.4 to 2.6. He has his at 3.5, so that is definatly right.... and hes using the cheater drivers =P
 
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Originally posted by merlin704
Only 16K? Something must not be right.

My cousin's PC is a 2.8C@3.5, with Ti4400@320/700 and hits around 16.9K using the 40.72 drivers. There has to be something wrong with your setup.


Sure his CPU is faster but, you should still be getting higher than 16K.

He probably also has a 2.8c and a dual channel mobo? 600Mhz, a higher FSB and dual channel probably makes up the difference.
 

chuckm1020

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around 16k seems about right to me, i bet u can do a little more tweakin and get it up to 17k:D
 

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Originally posted by RAutrey
Can anyone who has flashed their 5700nu to a 5950 give some real world benchmarks/numbers (cause I don't play 3DMark)?
I went back to a RAID a couple of days ago and I'm reinstalling my games again. Check back on this post for updates.

Q3A demo001 (Max HQ)
1024x768x32 348.4fps
1024x768x32 4xFSAA/8xAF 272.5fps
1600x1200x32 248.0fps
1600x1200x32 4xFSAA/8xAF 148.3fps

UT utbench.dem (all rendering options enabled, high-res textures)
D3D
1024x768x32 69.34fps
1024x768x32 4xFSAA/8xAF 43.13fps
1600x1200x32 67.69fps
1600x1200x32 4xFSAA/8xAF 29.33fps
OpenGL
1024x768x32 74.24fps
1024x768x32 4xFSAA/8xAF 73.15fps
1600x1200x32 72.19fps
1600x1200x32 4xFSAA/8xAF 71.74fps*
*obviously FSAA/AF are being auto-disabled

With all rendering options enabled, the CPU is the limiting factor with FSAA/AF disabled

UT2003
This test was run using the High Quality Option/Direct3D Rendering Engine/full version of Unreal Tournament 2003/Custom_MaxDetail.ini provided by [H]ard|OCP

Code:
               1024x768 avg/low/high | 1600x1200 avg/low/high
dm-antalus          175.1/85.9/664.0 |       105.4/65.7/270.7
dom-suntemple       197.6/77.5/637.6 |       107.8/55.2/316.0  
dm-phobos2          178.6/69.4/612.0 |       115.8/34.3/613.8  
dm-inferno          175.8/75.8/486.2 |        80.6/37.8/324.9  
ctf-face3           172.1/57.3/646.8 |       132.2/55.7/481.7  
ctf-citadel         122.0/50.2/335.5 |       111.6/51.7/301.0  
dm-asbestos         236.6/81.9/653.7 |       148.6/62.4/440.5


This test was run using the High Quality Option/OpenGL Rendering Engine/full version of Unreal Tournament 2003/Custom_MaxDetail.ini provided by [H]ard|OCP

Code:
               1024x768 avg/low/high | 1600x1200 avg/low/high
dm-antalus          126.9/59.2/602.6 |       101.9/43.5/229.4  
dom-suntemple       189.4/72.6/615.7 |       106.3/54.9/309.0 
dm-phobos2          171.7/68.5/593.7 |       116.1/35.6/600.6
dm-inferno          164.9/48.2/447.8 |        76.9/19.9/291.2  
ctf-face3           162.5/65.0/698.9 |       126.1/28.3/553.7  
ctf-citadel         114.8/48.8/407.8 |       102.2/47.4/261.9  
dm-asbestos         222.8/94.7/626.2 |       149.1/35.0/289.0


This test was run using the High Quality Option/Direct3D Rendering Engine/full version of Unreal Tournament 2003/Custom_MaxDetail.ini provided by [H]ard|OCP

Code:
4xFSAA/8xAF    1024x768 avg/low/high | 1600x1200 avg/low/high
dm-antalus          108.0/55.3/376.4 |       49.5/30.8/154.8
dom-suntemple       104.6/40.5/412.4 |       31.7/16.0/148.5
dm-phobos2          118.7/44.0/544.8 |       41.4/ 6.4/237.9
dm-inferno           85.3/38.8/371.3 |       34.0/16.0/152.7
ctf-face3            95.8/24.7/606.2 |       42.8/16.0/206.9
ctf-citadel         114.0/49.5/300.5 |       49.6/14.6/220.0
dm-asbestos         130.8/41.2/556.3 |       51.7/20.7/207.5

This test was run using the High Quality Option/OpenGL Rendering Engine/full version of Unreal Tournament 2003/Custom_MaxDetail.ini provided by [H]ard|OCP

Code:
4xFSAA/8xAF    1024x768 avg/low/high | 1600x1200 avg/low/high
dm-antalus           82.2/38.8/558.5 |       34.5/ 9.4/161.2  
dom-suntemple        95.2/53.6/356.6 |       28.0/ 6.0/343.7  
dm-phobos2          110.6/43.0/517.4 |       49.7/12.0/442.6  
dm-inferno           79.7/21.9/265.1 |       38.9/10.6/289.7  
ctf-face3           113.2/25.8/568.2 |       35.6/ 7.4/489.9  
ctf-citadel          89.9/45.4/331.5 |       53.1/16.8/221.6  
dm-asbestos         130.6/28.9/409.4 |       65.3/13.4/395.6

RtCW 1.41, checkpoint demo, all @ highest
1024x768x32 168.7fps
1600x1200x32 158.4fps
1024x768x32 4xFSAA/8xAF 152.5fps
1600x1200x32 4xFSAA/8xAF 93.6fps

Unreal II
Unreal II Bench'emAll! demo, all options highest
1024x768x32 Average: 92.25 Unreal 829, 48.78 Min, 144.74 Max
1024x768x32 (4xFSAA/8xAF) Average: 59.24 Unreal 829, 38.97 Min, 102.88 Max
(I don't have a license for Bench'emAll, so I can't test 1600x1200)

Tomb Raider: AoD, 49 patch, paris3 demo
1024x768x32 60.47fps
1600x1200x32 26.90fps
1024x768x32 4xFSAA/8xAF 48.27fps
1600x1200x32 4xFSAA/8xAF 21.02fps

X2: The Threat (shadows on)
1024x768x32 67.6fps
1600x1200x32 43.7fps

X2: The Threat (anti-aliasing on, shadows on)
1024x768x32 59.8fps
1600x1200x32 36.5fps
 

RAutrey

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Originally posted by pxc
I went back to a RAID a couple of days ago and I'm reinstalling my games again. Check back on this post for updates.

Q3A demo001 (Max HQ)
1024x768x32 348.4fps
1024x768x32 4xFSAA/8xAF 272.5fps
1600x1200x32 248.0fps
1600x1200x32 4xFSAA/8xAF 148.3fps

UT utbench.dem (all rendering options enabled)
D3D
1024x768x32 69.34fps
1024x768x32 4xFSAA/8xAF 43.13fps
1600x1200x32 67.69fps
1600x1200x32 4xFSAA/8xAF 29.33fps
OpenGL
1024x768x32 74.24fps
1024x768x32 4xFSAA/8xAF 73.15fps
1600x1200x32 72.19fps
1600x1200x32 4xFSAA/8xAF 71.74fps*
*obviously FSAA/AF are being auto-disabled

With all rendering options enabled, the CPU is the limiting factor with FSAA/AF disabled

UT2003
<check back>

RtCW
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Unreal II
<check back>

Tomb Raider: AoD
<check back>

X2: The Threat (shadows on)
1024x768x32 67.6fps
1600x1200x32 43.7fps

X2: The Threat (anti-aliasing on, shadows on)
1024x768x32 59.8fps
1600x1200x32 36.5fps

THANX!!!
 

pxc

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Originally posted by badasspenguin
where did you get that BFG card for 150 bucks? Cheapest I've seen is 210
I've seen it for $199 (+tax) at Fry's for over a month, newegg had it for $175 shipped twice, enpc.com had it for $171.49 (where I got mine) and now it's $184.49 shipped through their Yahoo store, buyextremegear had it for $167 + shipping and gameve had it for $174 shipped (they shipped out many OEM/used/refurb/dead cards :eek:).

The cheapest regular 5900 (400MHz core/850MHz 2.2ns memory) I bought was the XFX 5900 for $158 shipped after rebate, after coupon and after ebates from buy.com back in November. Plus it came with 3 full games: Comanche 4, Ghost Recon and RS3. :D
 
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