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abie1
12-04-2004, 05:15 AM
Does anyone know why this card is no more. I understand it has been discontinued and was just wondering why. Darn...there I am being redundant again...

dooom
12-04-2004, 11:24 AM
i dont have an answer but i have the card, its pretty good. i guess this means, that caused it to drop in value. DAMN THE MAN

Knotter8
12-04-2004, 12:56 PM
The Qfx1000 which is the NV30 based card (Geforce5800 non-ultra) has been replaced by the Qfx1100 which is NV35 (Geforce5700) (correct me if i'm wrong). They perform about the same (the 1100 is a tiny bit better) and they're both targeted at the midrange segment. Since the Qfx1100 doesn't use the expensive DDR2 anymore, it was cheaper to produce for Nvidia than the Qfx1000. So, that's why they quit Qfx1000 production.

I had the Qfx1000 myself : very good card indeed.

abie1
12-05-2004, 04:37 AM
The Qfx1000 which is the NV30 based card (Geforce5800 non-ultra) has been replaced by the Qfx1100 which is NV35 (Geforce5700) (correct me if i'm wrong). They perform about the same (the 1100 is a tiny bit better) and they're both targeted at the midrange segment. Since the Qfx1100 doesn't use the expensive DDR2 anymore, it was cheaper to produce for Nvidia than the Qfx1000. So, that's why they quit Qfx1000 production.

I had the Qfx1000 myself : very good card indeed.Hmmm...that's weird so the Qfx 1100 is built like a Geforce FX 5700? The 256 DDR one? I know that the 5700 is generally a "gaming" card but I couldn't even get the UI in Maya to show when running this card or even some games. So I'm sending it back to the guy I bought it form. I just bid on a Qfx 1000. Will I be okay? Or was this 5700 just a defect or something?

abie1
12-05-2004, 04:39 AM
i dont have an answer but i have the card, its pretty good. i guess this means, that caused it to drop in value. DAMN THE MAN
What apps are u running w/ it. Any 3D? How fast does it render? Particles? Games? Half Life 2 maybe? Or Need 4 Speed Underground 2?

Knotter8
12-05-2004, 01:04 PM
Hmmm...that's weird so the Qfx 1100 is built like a Geforce FX 5700? The 256 DDR one? I know that the 5700 is generally a "gaming" card but I couldn't even get the UI in Maya to show when running this card or even some games. So I'm sending it back to the guy I bought it form. I just bid on a Qfx 1000. Will I be okay? Or was this 5700 just a defect or something?
Ok, I got the details from Rojakpot.com :

Qfx1000 NV30 GL chip @ 300 mhz, fillrate is 2400 Mtexels, memory interface is 128bits, memory speed @ 300 mhz DDR1, memory bandwidth is 9.6Gb/sec

Qfx1100 NV36 GL chip @ 425 mhz, fillrate is 1700 Mtexels, memory interface is 128bits, memory speed @ 313 mhz DDR2, memory bandwidth is 10.0Gb/sec

The Qfx1000 is based on the NV30 chip, which the Geforce5800 also uses. The NV36 powers both the Qfx1100 and the Geforce5700 although the memory set up and clockspeeds are different. Nvidia replaced the Qfx1000 with the 1100 becuz it performs about the same and somehow it's cheaper to produce. I'd pick the 1100 over the 1000 anytime becuz of the bigger memory bandwidth and the higher core clock ; these should give a slight edge over the 1000 in both 3D apps and certainly games.

The Qfx1000's gaming performance wasn't all that bad, but not super either. The only game I played on it was Splinter Cell 1 which is heavy on lighting/shadow FX ; at 1024 x 768 resolution framerate averaged about 40 - 50. Deep dips to 23 f/ps and high peaks to 110 f/ps. Overall, Splinter Cell 1's framerate on Xbox feels a bit more consistent and smooth. But hey, maybe that's the difference between a TV and a CRT monitor....

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