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MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT
"In this article we test the MSI GeForce 5900 XT against the Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT using the following software:- 3dmark 2001 SE, 3dmark 2003, Comanche4, GL Excess, Quake 3, Serious Sam the Second Encounter, Unreal Tournament 2003 and X2 The Threat."
THE MOST AFFORDABLE PERFORMANCE FROM THE FX 5900 FAMILY
MSI ignites the cinematic revolution with the most powerful members of the NVIDIA GeForce FX family-the GeForce 5900 XT graphic card with 2.8ns Ultra Speed DDR memory. Powered by the second-generation NVIDIA CineFX 2.0 engine with the industry's only true 128-bit precision processing-MSI GeForce 5900 XT graphic card take cinematic quality special effects to new levels!!!
With the most advanced overclocking engine of MSI, Dynamic Overclocking Technology™, it enhances 10% Overclocking Level Performance.
MSI DYNAMIC OVERCLOCKING TECHNOLOGY MAXIMIZING THE OVERCLOCKING POSSIBILITY
MSI's best engineering process and design maximizes the overcloking possibility! MSI GeForce 5900 XT series equips the most advanced Dynamic Overclocking Technology, enabling the synchronized GPU & DDR overclocking performance up to 10% improvement by 6-level setting Commander, General, Colonel, Captain, Sergeant and Private levels. With the best optimization and easiest setting within the driver's menu, D.O.T. becomes the conqueror of all the DirectX 9.0 designed PC games!
MSI T.O.P. TECH COOLING BLAZING SPEEDS WITHOUT SWEAT
Continuing the MSI tradition of incorporating only the best engineering process and design techniques, the GeForce 5900 XT series take advantage of the most advanced and sophisticated T.O.P. TECH COOLING technology. This advanced ventilation cooling mechanism enables higher performance through faster clock rates, while still remains in comparable low GPU temperature.
NVIDIA INTELLISAMPLE HCT TECHNOLOGY INVINCIBLE GAMING QUALITY
MSI GeForce 5900 XT Series also introduce NVIDIA Intellisample high-resolutioncompression technology (HCT), which extends the experience of ultra-realistic visuals at lightning-fast speeds to higher resolutions and antialiasing levels. Intellisample HCT includes an advanced anisotropic engine designed to deliver true anisotropic filtering for incredible image quality without performance degradation. The advanced antialiasing and anisotropic filtering techniques combined with the industry's only true 128-bit precision computation capabilities result in image quality unmatched by any other solution.
NVIDIA CineFX 2.0 Engine DOUBLING THE GAMING POWER
Advanced pixel shaders in the new CineFX 2.0 engine deliver up to double the floating-point pixel shader power of previous-generation GPUs, allowing for faster, more efficient execution of even the most complex pixel shading tasks. In addition, CineFX 2.0 continues to deliver the highest level of image quality and film-industry levels of precision through true 128-bit precision computing, enabling special effects on par with Hollywood films.
NVIDIA ULTRASHADOW TECHNOLOGY FANTASTIC GAMING EXPERIENCE
With the latest NVIDIA ULTRASHADOW TECHNOLOGY, MSI FX 5900 XT Series accelerates shadow volumes for next generation games, while accurately maintains shadows and discarding non-useful information.
DYNAMIC OVERCLOCKING TECHNOLOGY
MSI FX 5900 XT Series equips Dynamic Overclocking Technology, and T.O.P. TECH Cooling, developing the supreme overclocking & cooling & de-noise performance. Outstanding cooling performance, quiet de-noise performance, and the innovative design of Dynamic Overclocking solution is what MSI brings out the best engineering process and design techniques for FX 5900 XT Series.
Advanced pixel shaders deliver 2x the floating-point shader pixel performance.
NVIDIA CINEFX 2.0 ENGINE
Support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 (DX9) pixel shader 2.0+.
Support for DX9 vertex shader 2.0+.
Long pixel programs up to 1,024 instructions.
Long vertex programs up to 256 static instructions with up to 65,536 instructions executed.
Dynamic, conditional execution and flow control.
Architected for Cg and Microsoft HLSL for maximum compatibility for nextgeneration content.
128-bit, studio-quality, floating-point precision computation through the entire rendering pipeline.
Native hardware support for 32 bpp, 64bpp and 128 bpp rendering modes.
Up to 12 pixel shader operations/clock.
Up to 16 textures per rendering pass.
Support for sRGB texture format for gamma textures.
DirectX and S3TC texture compression.
Optimized for 32-, 24-, 16-, 15- and 8-bpp modes.
True-color, 64x64 hardware cursor alpha.
Multibuffering (double, triple or quad) for smooth animation and video playback.
Increased visual quality at higher resolutions through advances.
INTELLISAMPLE HCT PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY
Blistering-fast antialiasing and compression performance.
Support for advanced lossless compression algorithms.
Accelerates shadow volumes for nextgeneration games.
Accurately maintains shadows while discarding non-useful information.
Integrated NTSC/PAL TV encoder supporting resolutions up to 1024x768.
ADVANCED DISPLAY PIPELINE WITH FULL NVIEW CAPABILITIES
DVD and HDTV-ready MPEG-2 decoding up to 1920x1080i resolutions.
Dual, integrated 400MHz RAMDACs for display resolutions up to 2048x1536@85Hz.
Dual DVO ports for interfacing to external TMDS transmitters.
Internal TV support.
Dual internal TMDS encoders (one single and one Dual link).
VIP 1.1 interface support for Video-In function.
Microsoft Video Mixing Renderer (VMR) support f.or multiple video windows.
DVC color controls.
DIGITAL VIBRANCE CONTROL (DVC) 3.0
DVC image sharpening controls.
AGP 8X including Fast Writes and sideband addressing.
0.13-micron process technology for higher levels of integration and higher clock speeds.
Advanced thermal management and thermal monitoring.
40 mmx40 mm, BGA 1309 flip-chip package.
Windows XP / 2000 / Me / 98SE.
OPERATING SYSTEMS AND API SUPPORT
Complete DirectX support, including DirectX 9.0 and lower.
Full OpenGL 1.4 and lower.
NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
Fully compliant OpenGL 1.4 API with NVIDIA extensions, on all Windows operating systems.
WHQL-certified for Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000.
GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION
NOTE HQ MEANS THAT 4x ANTI-ALIASING AND 8x ANISOTROPIC FILTERING HAS BEEN ENABLED.
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT