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Albatron GeForceFX 5700P Turbo Videocard Review

Albatron GeForceFX 5700P Turbo Videocard Review - PCSTATS
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Abstract: In this review, PCStats is taking the Albatron GeForceFX 5700P Turbo videocard for a spin around the block.
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External Mfg. Website: Albatron May 24 2004   Colin Sun  
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Albatron GeForceFX 5700P Turbo Videocard Review

There's no market as fierce as the videocard sector. Just look at all the competition, it's surely not for the faint of heart. Since consumers are not loyal to any one videocard manufacturer (GPUs are another story altogether) manufacturers are constantly try to outdo each other by adding extra incentives for your spending dollars. This creates a great environment for consumers, and in the true spirit of competitiveness, whoever makes the best graphics card, gets all the glory!

It's pretty amazing to see Albatron are now one of the movers and shakers of the graphics card business, and even more impressive since the company is just two years old. Yes that's right, Albatron has only been selling videocards since the second half of 2002.

Now the companies videocards are as well respected as ATi, Asus, and MSI! There's good reason for this, namely that Albatron has taken it upon themselves to produce some of the best overclocking videocards we've ever tested. Even their mainstream graphics cards tend to have a higher level of "excitement" than most other brands on the market. I guess it's just the "Albatron" touch...

In this review, PCStats is taking the Albatron GeForceFX 5700P Turbo videocard for a spin around the block. We'll be looking to see if this blue 8X AGP card lives up to expectations. Will the FX5700P Turbo blast out pixels and jaw-droping FPS, or just putter along like an old Amiga? Feel free to jump ahead to the benchmarks, or sit back and relax as we take you though the features of this $150USD FX5700-based card.

Albatron GeForceFX 5700P Turbo

Includes:

Users Manual, S-Video to S-Video cable, Composite to Composite cable, S-Video to Composite cable, Duke Nukem Manhattan Project, five game demo CD, Driver CD.

As with other Albatron videocards we've looked at, the FX5700 GPU is cooled a GeForce4 style copper cooler that is nearly silent. Even when we put our ear next to the cooler we could barely hear any noise coming from it. The Albatron 5700P Turbo even comes with four small aluminum heatsinks to passively cool the BGA DDR RAM modules on both the front and back of the card. It's really not necessary, but computer components can never run cool enough right? ;)

Along with the card itself, Albatron pack in all the necessary cables that you will need to take advantage of the card's TV-Out features. The software package is a bit thin though, with only WinDVD/WinCreator, Duke Nukem MP and a five game demo CD. Yawn.

While Albatron has never lacked in terms of hardware, their software package is typically pretty small compared to the competition. Duke Nukem Manhattan Project is a fun game.... but it's quite old and can run on GeForce3-4 based videocards without problems.

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Contents of Article: Albatron 5700P Turbo
 Pg 1.  — Albatron GeForceFX 5700P Turbo Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  Overclocking and Benchmarks
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: CodeCreatures
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: AquaMark2.3
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: AquaMark3, Gun Metal 2
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 7.  Advanced Benchmarks 3DMark2001, X2: The Threat
 Pg 8.  Advanced Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusion

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