Albatron GeForceFX 5700P Turbo Videocard Review
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!
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
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...
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.
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? ;)
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.