VOGONS


First post, by SolidSonicTH

User metadata
Rank Newbie
Rank
Newbie

I just got this on eBay:

s-l1600.jpg

The listing I got it from claims it's an FX 5900 Ultra but the seller wasn't 100% (in fact I found his Reddit post trying to get info on it from a month ago) because he doesn't have the hardware to be certain. Based on the data I've been able to look up (looking at things like capacitor layouts) I'm inclined to say it is but what do you think? In the very least I'd say it's certifiably an FX 5900, if not an Ultra, based on the cooler design.

Reply 4 of 19, by fitzpatr

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member

PCB is a match for a Quadro FX 3000
https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/quadro-fx-3000.c1363

MT-32 Old, CM-32L, CM-500, SC-55mkII, SC-88Pro, SC-D70, FB-01, MU2000EX
K6-III+/450/GA-5AX/G400 Max/Voodoo2 SLI/CT1750/MPU-401AT/Audigy 2ZS
486 Build

Reply 7 of 19, by pixelatedscraps

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member

Why not plug it in and see what shows up? Assuming you have it in hand.

My ultimate dual 440LX / Voodoo2 SLI build

Test bench: Asus P3B-F | 1.3Ghz Tualeron w/ Powerleap | Geforce 2 Ti500 | SB Live! 5.1 CT4760

Reply 8 of 19, by SolidSonicTH

User metadata
Rank Newbie
Rank
Newbie
pixelatedscraps wrote on 2022-01-12, 05:54:

Why not plug it in and see what shows up? Assuming you have it in hand.

I only ordered it tonight but seeing as the guy I bought it from wasn't entirely sure I figured I'd run it by some seasoned pros. I personally bought it under the assumption it's going to be an FX 5900 of some kind.

Reply 9 of 19, by pete8475

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member

It sure looks like a 5900 ultra. https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/geforce … 5900-ultra.c704

I think the quadrant version of that pcb has a black connector in the top left, you can see where it would be on your board but the component isn’t there.

Reply 13 of 19, by pixelatedscraps

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member

Sounds promising, good luck. I hope you get what was advertised! 😀

My ultimate dual 440LX / Voodoo2 SLI build

Test bench: Asus P3B-F | 1.3Ghz Tualeron w/ Powerleap | Geforce 2 Ti500 | SB Live! 5.1 CT4760

Reply 14 of 19, by Pierre32

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie

Here's a brief press piece from 2003, showing this card with the same sticker and calling it an Ultra.

https://www.itmedia.co.jp/news/0306/27/njbt_07.html?print

Reply 15 of 19, by SolidSonicTH

User metadata
Rank Newbie
Rank
Newbie
stef80 wrote on 2022-01-12, 11:43:

Aeolus was an AOpen brand, if sticker is original.

Yeah, the original listing did mention AOpen. I couldn't find much on it when I tried looking it up (I found an FX 5900 XT from AOpen but it had a different cooler so it definitely wasn't the same card).

Pierre32 wrote on 2022-01-12, 12:46:

Here's a brief press piece from 2003, showing this card with the same sticker and calling it an Ultra.

https://www.itmedia.co.jp/news/0306/27/njbt_07.html?print

Sweet. I was having trouble finding this exact sticker, just a lot of cards that had the same cooler and cap layout but different decals.

Reply 16 of 19, by The Serpent Rider

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

GeForce FX 5900 were made from cutting half of video memory and slight underclock. This card has only 128 Mb, so it's not Ultra.

Get up, come on get down with the sickness
Open up your hate, and let it flow into me

Reply 17 of 19, by debs3759

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie

The layout looks like Aeolus FX5950Ultra-DVC256 but with the cooler of the Aeolus FX5900-DV128 and Aeolus FX5900ULTRA-DVC256

See my graphics card database at www.gpuzoo.com
Constantly being worked on. Feel free to message me with any corrections or details of cards you would like me to research and add.

Reply 18 of 19, by SolidSonicTH

User metadata
Rank Newbie
Rank
Newbie

To bring this saga to an end, I can confirm it's a vanilla FX 5900. Not sure what that means in terms of potential but it should still be able to punch around the weight of a GeForce4 Ti 4600, I'm assuming.

s-l1600.jpg

Reply 19 of 19, by debs3759

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie
SolidSonicTH wrote on 2022-01-15, 21:51:

To bring this saga to an end, I can confirm it's a vanilla FX 5900. Not sure what that means in terms of potential but it should still be able to punch around the weight of a GeForce4 Ti 4600, I'm assuming.

It's similar to the 4600 in terms of cores, but should be about a third faster. 400 MHz as opposed to 300 on the 4600 for reference clock speeds. Memory bandwidth should be almost 3 times the speed.

See my graphics card database at www.gpuzoo.com
Constantly being worked on. Feel free to message me with any corrections or details of cards you would like me to research and add.