In the last year Albatron have come a long way. From
their start as a relatively unknown company to now being one of the major
players in the computer industry, the ride has sure been wild. As a mainstream
videocard the Albatron GeForceFX 5600P Turbo does very well for
Already one of the fastest stock GeForceFX 5600's on the market, Albatron
equip their card with the standard large copper GPU HSF as well as aluminum
RAMsinks on the 3.3ns Samsung BGA memory. You can guess what this card is
intended to do, and our particular sample was able to hit an amazing
369 MHz core speed and 718 MHz memory once overclocked.
For those of you who like to output your computer to the
TV, the card supports S-Video out and comes with all the necessary cables.
There's also a DVI connector, but Albatron seems to have forgotten to include
the DVI to analog converter for those dual display people out there.
The software bundle was a bit sparse with only WinDVD,
Motocross Mania and Serious Sam. I would have liked to have seen more, and
newer, applications included.
The users manual is detailed enough that newbie's should have no problems
installing this videocard into their system. Unfortunately, the card is not
available for retail sale yet so we're not sure how much it will be priced for.
Typically, Albatron's videocards carry a slight price premium.
If you have an older GeForce3 or Radeon 8500 class
videocard then the Albatron GeForceFX 5600P Turbo would be a good upgrade.
If you're still gaming away on a GeForce4 Ti class card perhaps it's best
to wait until Nvidia come out with a GPU that offers a dramatic performance
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