AOpen Aeolus FX 5900 XT
AOpen is known for it's great variety of products including DVD/CD Drives, Bare
bone systems, servers, motherboards, Graphics cards and other hardware. As a
supporter of Nvidia, AOpen has released many VGA cards wearing Nvidia's GPUs.
You can have a look of AOpen's VGA series here.
On this review you will be able to read about AOpen's Aeolus FX 5900 XT card
equipped with 128 MB of DDR with a 256-bit memory architecture. Also a new section
about Anti-Aliasing and Anisotroping-Filtering quality features has been established.
||GEFORCE FX 5900 XT (NV 35)
| Memory Bus Width
128MB DDR MEMORY
| Memory interface
||256 Bit DDR
||700 Mhz (2x350)
|Pixel Fill Rate
||VGA + TV + DVI
||single-slot Fan sink
|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 loss less 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)
As we have refer in previous reviews, Nvidia's FX XT series are lighter
than the plain FXs. For example the GeForce FX 5900 model has 400Mhz core and
850Mhz memory clock, while the Geforce FX 5900 XT has 390 and 700 for its core
and memory respectively.
- 3D Mark detailed specifications
As you can see from the 3DMark details we used the 56.72 Forceware
drivers for the benchmark process. The 700/300 MHz referred it's the performance
of the card regarding 2D environments (e.g. desktop).
- The chipset
The front side with a fan that looks promising.
The fan has 2 extensions that are used as heat sinks for the memory DDR's.
In the overclocking capabilities page you will be able to see what AOpen's
cooling solution can really do.
The front side without the cooling system
A closer look of the 5900 XT GPU
Hynix memory DDRs on board
and the back side
VGA, S-Video, and DVI connections with TV-Out functionality.
- Package Contents
As fanatic gamers we could not hide our disappointment
when opening the box. There was no game bundle and not a even a coupon
for downloading Doom3 (do we ask much?). Some time ago VGA card distributors
used to include at least 2 games in their product, but it seems that today
they prefer to sacrifice the software bundle to the altar of the low cost.
Instead we found a driver CD with additional
demos and InterVideo
WinCinema playback software. The usual DVI->CRT, SVideo connectors
and cable are also included.