Na de teleurstellende introductie van de GeForceFX 5800 lag de bal in de hoek van Nvidia. De chipsetbakker heeft echter de nodige verbeteringen weten door te voeren in de nieuwste kaart, de GeForceFX 5900 Ultra, en het resultaat mag er zijn, zo blijkt uit de eerste benchmarks. Naast alle normale benchmarks die men op de kaart heeft losgelaten, is de kaart ook onder Doom 3 getest. In de nieuwst shooter van ID software weet de 5900 Ultra steeds de leiding te behouden met een aardige marge, zoals te zien is in dit uitgebreide artikel op Anandtech. Tevens maakte ook HardOCP een artikel met de nodige Doom3 benchmarks. Final Words

What stood out the most about NVIDIA was how some of their best people could look us in the eye and say "we made a mistake" (in reference to NV30). When we first saw NV35 running last year we already had a much better taste in our mouths than what had been left after NV30; now after putting it through its paces, we can honestly say that NV35 is everything that was right about NV30 plus everything that was lacking in NVIDIA's first FX GPU.

From the ATI camp the $499 Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB, just like the NV35, is a difficult purchase to justify; even more difficult in this case because the GeForceFX 5900 Ultra does outperform it in a number of tests. The benefit of 256MB of memory is quite small right now, and the price premium is definitely not worth it. We'd also honestly hope that the issues we encountered with our Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB board were limited to our board alone, and aren't representative of ATI running their memory out of spec.