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- Tuesday, December 9th, 2003 Like Share


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BFG 5900 Owner Dec 17, 03
What temperatures on the card did you see during the testing? I am switching and re-installing drivers now because of some really high card temperatures when running 3d apps with this card.

Thanks!
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Ace Dec 18, 03
temperatures were nothing out of the ordinary here. even after benchmarking it seemed fairly cool. the copper part of the heatsink was just warm to touch.
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ThyroidStorm58 Dec 19, 03
I got the XFX 5900 from buy.com for $165 after rebates a few weeks ago. You can't beat that.
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Kinfloyd Jan 2, 04
Thanks for the review. I'm sitting here with both the BFG Asylum 5700 Ultra and the BFG Asylum 5900 here in boxes on my desk. Unless I have installation problems with the 5900, clearly it will be the 5700 Ultra going back. Thanks!
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akers Jan 31, 04
Based on this article I purchased 2 of these cards from ENPC.com for a total of $342.98, less than the price of one 5900 Ultra, 5950 Ultra or a high end ATI card. I am very pleased.

I used Coolbits autodetect to determine tha maximum frequency and backed off some for a working setting of 450 clock and 925 memory. With the standard benchmark settings and all the Win XP Pro settings at "Best Image Quality", I get:

3D Mark01 (free version): 17,2XX
3DMark03 Pro: 64XX
PCMark04 (build 110, free version): 65XX

This may be the best deal out there for 70-80% of the serious gamers. I realize that the other high end cards I mentioned are faster but my eyes and reflexes cannot tell the differance between 200fps and 210fps so I will pocket the several hundred dollars I saved and put it toward my next PC.

By the way, I do not work for BFG, I am a retired Army Master Sergeant and I tell it like it is!
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Ace Feb 1, 04
glad you like this card the 5900 is the best price/performance card in the midrange segment from nvidia by far. the 9700 pro stacks up very well but i havent seen any as cheap as the 5900
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Sir Francis Drake Jr Jun 12, 04
Although I nod respectfully in the direction of my old Radeon 9700, I have to agree that for all the tweakiest and twitchiest gamers out there the GeForce FX5900XT is the bee's knees! Just picked up two (one by Prolink, the other by Pine/XFX) on Ebay for less than $300 total, and they both run just about any game software you throw at em with all settings maxed. (I think the Prolink will OC a tad more as its memory is faster than the XFX.) No heat problems so far, but then my case has 5 fans =)
I've heard very good things about BFG product generally & think they're a real comer in the vidcards biz.
In my house, anyway, advantage back to Nvidia!
(And I'm a retired E-8 too, Sarge, 'cept I was a swabbie )

Sir Francis Drake Jr., patrolling the Skaggerak under sunny skies....
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akers Jun 13, 04
Greetings to my esteemed brother in arms, Sir Francis Drake Jr.

There you have it folks, endorsements by a Senior Chief Petty Officer and a Master Sergeant. That covers the land and the sea, now if we just had an Air Force Senior Master Sergeant ................
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Lurker1 Oct 18, 04
Well, I was certainly no Senior Master Sergeant, wasn't even an NCO (just A1C), but am former USAF. Have a BFG 5900 and like it very much. Now only need a marine to chime in, and you'll have all four major military branches (and OK, we still need a coast guard member - please add if you're out there.)

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