PNY GeForce FX 5700 Ultra Graphics Card

128MB - MPN: VCGFX57UAPB
Product Details
Description
Designed For High-Performance Gaming: Power and realism, the two elements every gamer craves. Stunning cinematic graphics and lifelike characters at blazing speeds and ultra-high resolutions are now a reality.VERTO 5700 Ultra utilizes the most advanced memory technology, including DDR2 for unparalleled performance providing the industry most compatible and reliable gaming platform.
Quick Glance
Interface Connection DVI Yes, VGA Yes, S-Video Yes
Slot/Port Type AGP 8x
Video Chipset GeForce 5700
Functionality 2 Monitors
normalized-Installed Video Memory 128
User Reviews
5 Star Review   By member gabemad007 - Nov 9, 2004   

Strengths: Overclockable and stable. Fast and for the money this card is aweseome. I have a clear panel on my case and it looks good too.

Weakness: I can't get people off my PC.

I first overclocked this card and let my brother and friends play it to test its stability and they played Far Cry for hours, and nothing. Stable as a rock. I have always used nVidia cards, so I can't say anything bad for ATI I'll let that for the pro reviewers to compare. All I can say is that this card is a very affordable quality solid gamer. My budget Rig AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (overclocked to 2.2gigs) Gigabyte K8NS PRO Mobo 1 gig of cheap DDR PC3200 (overclocked at 440mhz) Seagate 80 gig SATA HD PNY nVidia FX5700 Ultra Video Card (yes, its overclocked) Sound Blaster Audigy Sound Card Sylver X-Blade case with Blue Light Scheme

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5 Star Review   By member dbgt2155 - Feb 21, 2004   

Strengths: easy to install, works with everything i throw at it

Weakness: none found yet

my system is an amd 2800+, 512 meg of pc-2700 ram, 120gig hd, cdrw, dvd. Its not an over the top pc but its a leep forward from the p2 700 mhz i had used. Benchmarking with the bone stock system with 3d mark2001 se 4495 not to bad, but when I installed the fx 5700 Ultra it jumped to a little over 14,000 I cant tell you the differance in games and even application. It is all i had hoped for and then some. I highly recommend this card, and people complaining that it is heavy, that is one sign of quality. If you take power supllies for example, if it light wieght its not worth a crap.

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5 Star Review   By member Ronstex - Feb 18, 2004   

Strengths: Very Good Card For The Price...

Weakness: There Arent Any Inless Your Picky.....

Very Nice Card. Would Buy Other One For My Other Computer. I Told My Buddy To Get It For Hes Computer So He Should Be Getting One Him Self.

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5 Star Review   By member johnnyhp1 - Jan 20, 2004   

Strengths: Easy Installation. Compatable with existing hardware and games. Enables use of Direct X 9 and streaming video that other cards did not allow.

Weakness: None!(so far)

I originally replaced my previous video card because I could not play some newer games and could not download video clips without my system crashing. My previous card was a PNY G-Force 4 Ti4400. I originally tried an ATI 9600SE. I soon returned that however because it is nearly impossible to install on a mobo with a non-Intel chipset. There even is a page in the installation manual which requires you to change the chipset drivers BEFORE INSTALLATION! When I finally did get it working (with downloaded since drivers the instal disc was useless)the respose in some games was delayed and "choppy" and it crashed regularly and often! I returned it to the local vendor and called NEW EGG! They sent me a full retail version of the FX5700. It installed easily on the first try. The games I am running are smooth and fast. I wish I had stayed with the PNY NVidia product to begin with. I highly recommend this for anyone searching for a great mid price range card, especially for those with a non-Intel chipset on the motherboard. My system has an AMD processor with a Via chipset and now runs great. This new video card has breathed some life and extended the usefulness of my 3 year old system.

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4 Star Review   By member ganneenia - Jan 10, 2004   

Strengths: The NV35 chipset is much more compatible with DirectX9 than previous nVidia chipsets and has much better compatiblity with OpenGL than Radeon 9600XT. Very overclockable with extra cooling for future.

Weakness: Only 128-bit memory bandwidth which limits the potential of its DDR2 memory modules. Large and heavy card, requires xtra ATV connector. Could use better DrirectX9 FSAA and anti-aliasing.

Really good buy or upgrade for a mainstream video card that is pretty future-proof. Games run really smoothly and very few glitches. Make sure you use the 53.03 Forceware by nVidia.

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4 Star Review   By member scaryvizier - Dec 9, 2003   

Strengths: High resolutions, fast refresh rates, powerful card with lifetime warranty.

Weakness: Crap Game Bundle(That's being REALLY picky)

A big improvement over the FX5600 and FX5200 garbage. Delivers near FX5900 performance at a reasonable price. I've got $400-500 to blow on a FX5900Ultra, but this card does the job. Leader of the pack as far as mid-ranges goes!

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5 Star Review   By member elusiv1 - Nov 25, 2003   

Strengths: 900mHz data rate,128-bit ddr2 memory interface,cinefx 2.0 engine

Weakness: None that I can think of!!!!!!!!!!!

This is the best mid-range card out right now!!! It absolutely blows the ATI 9600XT to pieces. I think you get alot of bang for your buck with this card. A mind-blowing explosion of light and color with no jagged edges at lightning-fast speeds and high resolutions. I played MaxPayne 2 the first day I bought this card and was amazed with the detailed textures and spectacular lighting the game had...paid $225 for card plus includes a full version of Spinter Cell!! this is a great buy!!

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4 Star Review   By member buckalew - Nov 16, 2003   

Strengths: Awesome...only had it a couple of hours and can see significant improvements from my previous PNY 5200 Ultra!

Weakness: Verh heavy card

Great value for the investment. VERY happy with purchase (and rebate via Citcuit City)! Noticed most improvement when I run Flight Simulator 2004....greater frames per rate greatly reduces the previous "shakey" scenery. Shading (clouds and ground) really look "enhanced". Thought I had a great card with the PNY GeForce FX 5200 Ultra....but THIS ones blows it away!

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Product Details
Description
Designed For High-Performance Gaming: Power and realism, the two elements every gamer craves. Stunning cinematic graphics and lifelike characters at blazing speeds and ultra-high resolutions are now a reality.VERTO 5700 Ultra utilizes the most advanced memory technology, including DDR2 for unparalleled performance providing the industry most compatible and reliable gaming platform.
Quick Glance
Interface Connection DVI Yes, VGA Yes, S-Video Yes
Slot/Port Type AGP 8x
Video Chipset GeForce 5700
Functionality 2 Monitors
normalized-Installed Video Memory 128
Summary
Product Title PNY GeForce FX 5700 Ultra Graphics Card
Manufacturer PNY
Power Score 4.6 | 8 Reviews
Graphics Chipset
Core Clock Speed: 475 MHz
Memory
Installed Video Memory: 128 MB
Memory Technology: DDR2 SDRAM
Compatibility
System Requirements: Intel Pentium III, AMD Duron or Athlon class processor or higher 128MB system RAM A 250W system power supply A motherboard with an AGP 2.0 slot 50MB of available hard disk space CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive Microsoft Windows 98 or higher, ME, 2000, XP, or Windows NT4.0 (Service Pack 5 or 6) VGA or DVI-I compatible monitor
System Type: PC
Warranty
Warranty Information: Lifetime
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Chipset Line: GeForce
Category: Video
Bus Width: 128 bit
Product Line: Verto
RAMDAC Speed: 400 MHz
Labor Warranty: 1 lifetime
Number of S-Video Output: 1
Software Included: Verto 3D World Desktop softwareNVIDIA NVDVD multimedia software
Brand Name: PNY
Number of DVI Output: 1
Shipping Weight: 2.04 lb
Analog Signal: Yes
RAMDAC Speed: 400 MHz
Dual RAMDAC: Yes
Color Depth at Maximum Resolution: 16.7 Million Colors (24-bit)
Type of Video Card: 2D/3D Video
Max Resolution: 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 2048 x 1536, 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Chipset Series: 5
Class: Card
Base Warranty: 1 lifetime
Number of VGA Output: 1
Frequency Band: NVIDIA CineFX 2.0 engine: Powers cinematic effects beyond imagination. Advanced vertex and pixel shader capabilities provide increased horsepower delivering faster and smoother game play128-bit Studio-Precision Color: 128-bit computation ensures the best image quality for even the most demanding applications NVIDIA Ultra Shadow Technology: Advanced technology designed to enhance the performance of bleeding-edge games that use complex shadowsNVIDIA Intellisample High-resolution Compression Technology(HCT): High quality anti-aliasing delivers ultra-realistic visuals with no jagged edges at lightning-fast speeds.NVIDIA Digital Vibrance Control 3.0 Technology: Allows the user to adjust color controls digitally to compensate for the lighting conditions of their workspace, in order to achieve accurate, bright colors in all conditions NVIDIA nView Multi-display Technology: Advanced technology provides the ultimate in viewing flexibility and control of multiple monitorsIntegrated full hardware MPEG-2 decoder: Delivers full-frame, full-screen MPEG-2 video on your desktopIntegrated TV encoder: Provides best-of-class TV-out functionality up to 1024x768 resolutions.Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Optimizations and Support: Ensures the best performance and application compatibility for all DirectX 9 applicationsOpenGL 1.5 Optimizations and Support: Ensures the best application compatibility performance for all OpenGL applications.
Parts Warranty: 1 lifetime
Digital Signal: Yes
Display Refresh Rate: 85 Hz
User Reviews
5 Star Review   By member gabemad007 - Nov 9, 2004   

Strengths: Overclockable and stable. Fast and for the money this card is aweseome. I have a clear panel on my case and it looks good too.

Weakness: I can't get people off my PC.

I first overclocked this card and let my brother and friends play it to test its stability and they played Far Cry for hours, and nothing. Stable as a rock. I have always used nVidia cards, so I can't say anything bad for ATI I'll let that for the pro reviewers to compare. All I can say is that this card is a very affordable quality solid gamer. My budget Rig AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (overclocked to 2.2gigs) Gigabyte K8NS PRO Mobo 1 gig of cheap DDR PC3200 (overclocked at 440mhz) Seagate 80 gig SATA HD PNY nVidia FX5700 Ultra Video Card (yes, its overclocked) Sound Blaster Audigy Sound Card Sylver X-Blade case with Blue Light Scheme

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5 Star Review   By member dbgt2155 - Feb 21, 2004   

Strengths: easy to install, works with everything i throw at it

Weakness: none found yet

my system is an amd 2800+, 512 meg of pc-2700 ram, 120gig hd, cdrw, dvd. Its not an over the top pc but its a leep forward from the p2 700 mhz i had used. Benchmarking with the bone stock system with 3d mark2001 se 4495 not to bad, but when I installed the fx 5700 Ultra it jumped to a little over 14,000 I cant tell you the differance in games and even application. It is all i had hoped for and then some. I highly recommend this card, and people complaining that it is heavy, that is one sign of quality. If you take power supllies for example, if it light wieght its not worth a crap.

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5 Star Review   By member Ronstex - Feb 18, 2004   

Strengths: Very Good Card For The Price...

Weakness: There Arent Any Inless Your Picky.....

Very Nice Card. Would Buy Other One For My Other Computer. I Told My Buddy To Get It For Hes Computer So He Should Be Getting One Him Self.

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5 Star Review   By member johnnyhp1 - Jan 20, 2004   

Strengths: Easy Installation. Compatable with existing hardware and games. Enables use of Direct X 9 and streaming video that other cards did not allow.

Weakness: None!(so far)

I originally replaced my previous video card because I could not play some newer games and could not download video clips without my system crashing. My previous card was a PNY G-Force 4 Ti4400. I originally tried an ATI 9600SE. I soon returned that however because it is nearly impossible to install on a mobo with a non-Intel chipset. There even is a page in the installation manual which requires you to change the chipset drivers BEFORE INSTALLATION! When I finally did get it working (with downloaded since drivers the instal disc was useless)the respose in some games was delayed and "choppy" and it crashed regularly and often! I returned it to the local vendor and called NEW EGG! They sent me a full retail version of the FX5700. It installed easily on the first try. The games I am running are smooth and fast. I wish I had stayed with the PNY NVidia product to begin with. I highly recommend this for anyone searching for a great mid price range card, especially for those with a non-Intel chipset on the motherboard. My system has an AMD processor with a Via chipset and now runs great. This new video card has breathed some life and extended the usefulness of my 3 year old system.

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4 Star Review   By member ganneenia - Jan 10, 2004   

Strengths: The NV35 chipset is much more compatible with DirectX9 than previous nVidia chipsets and has much better compatiblity with OpenGL than Radeon 9600XT. Very overclockable with extra cooling for future.

Weakness: Only 128-bit memory bandwidth which limits the potential of its DDR2 memory modules. Large and heavy card, requires xtra ATV connector. Could use better DrirectX9 FSAA and anti-aliasing.

Really good buy or upgrade for a mainstream video card that is pretty future-proof. Games run really smoothly and very few glitches. Make sure you use the 53.03 Forceware by nVidia.

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4 Star Review   By member scaryvizier - Dec 9, 2003   

Strengths: High resolutions, fast refresh rates, powerful card with lifetime warranty.

Weakness: Crap Game Bundle(That's being REALLY picky)

A big improvement over the FX5600 and FX5200 garbage. Delivers near FX5900 performance at a reasonable price. I've got $400-500 to blow on a FX5900Ultra, but this card does the job. Leader of the pack as far as mid-ranges goes!

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5 Star Review   By member elusiv1 - Nov 25, 2003   

Strengths: 900mHz data rate,128-bit ddr2 memory interface,cinefx 2.0 engine

Weakness: None that I can think of!!!!!!!!!!!

This is the best mid-range card out right now!!! It absolutely blows the ATI 9600XT to pieces. I think you get alot of bang for your buck with this card. A mind-blowing explosion of light and color with no jagged edges at lightning-fast speeds and high resolutions. I played MaxPayne 2 the first day I bought this card and was amazed with the detailed textures and spectacular lighting the game had...paid $225 for card plus includes a full version of Spinter Cell!! this is a great buy!!

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4 Star Review   By member buckalew - Nov 16, 2003   

Strengths: Awesome...only had it a couple of hours and can see significant improvements from my previous PNY 5200 Ultra!

Weakness: Verh heavy card

Great value for the investment. VERY happy with purchase (and rebate via Citcuit City)! Noticed most improvement when I run Flight Simulator 2004....greater frames per rate greatly reduces the previous "shakey" scenery. Shading (clouds and ground) really look "enhanced". Thought I had a great card with the PNY GeForce FX 5200 Ultra....but THIS ones blows it away!

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