EXAIR GEFORCE FX 5900 XT 128MB
in 1998, Exair Computer began as a hardware manufacturer that marketed Graphic
cards, TFT LCD monitors, TV Tuner cards, and Modem for the European market.
Exair's VGA card solutions are based on both ATI's and Nvidia's GPUs. If you
take a look on Exair's site you will see a great variety of VGA cards such
as the Radeon 9800 XT and the Nvidia FX 5950 Ultra high-tech series.
In this comparison review we also include Exair's Geforce 5900
XT with 128MB DDR. Below you can see the preferences, screenshots and general
hardware issues about the card. The benchmarks and game test comparisons are
included in the following pages.
||GEFORCE FX 5900 XT (NV 35)
| Memory Bus Width
128MB DDR MEMORY
| Memory interface
||256 Bit DDR
||700 Mhz (2x350)
||VGA + TV + DVI
|2D Display Resolutions & Hz
||640x480@240, 800x600@240, 1024x768@200, 1152x864@170,
1280x1024@150, 1600x1200@100, 1920x1440@85, 2048x1536@85
|3D Maximum resolution
||2048x1536 with 16.7M colors
|Anisotropic Filtering modes (AF)
|Full Scene Anti-Aliasing (FSAA) modes
|Texture units per pixel pipeline
- Intellisample HCT is a new compression scheme for
better compression at high resolutions with Anti-Aliasing.
- UltraShadow Technology enables a Higher Quality
and cinematic experience in games
- CineFX 2.0 doubles the performance of floating-point
pixel shader operations.
- LMA II contains a lossless form of Z-compression, saving memory bandwidth
for higher performance.
|Pixel Shader Support
|Vertex Shader Support
The minimum system requirements for the card and complementary
- PC with Pentium 4 / III 450 MHz or AMD Athlon processor with AGP 4x/8x
-128MB of system memory and 1.6 GB of hard disk space
-8x speed CD-ROM drive, DVD playback requires DVD drive
-300-Watt power supply or greater
- Windows 2000, 98SE, ME, XP and DirectX 9.0
- Microsoft DirectX 3.0 compatible sound card
- Monitor supported: CRT-15 pin, Svideo, Composite and DVI-I (LCD)
Judging by the Specifications of the GeForce FX 5900 XT, we conclude
that this model is slightly lighter that its predecessor. When ATI launched
its XT series, they were definitely more powerful than its Pro series. It
seems that the "XT" expression has different meaning for ATI and
Nvidia. So be careful and never judge a VGA card by its name!
- 3D Mark detailed specifications
- The chipset
The front side. Nothing revolutionary.
As for the technical aspect, there's nothing spectacular about
the card architecture. The plain single-slot Fansink doesn't look very promising
and there surely are better cooling solutions than this. Exair has launched
some other awesome Nvidia based cards with a lot better and more impressive
cooling solutions. You can view them here.
Perhaps in the future we'll have the opportunity to review
some of them.
and the back side
Samsung memory chipset on board
- Package Contents
-Hardware Installation Guide
-Installation Driver Disk