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Albatron GeForce FX5900PV Videocard Review

Albatron GeForce FX5900PV Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: In this review we'll be examining Albatron's brand new GeForceFX 5900PV 128MB videocard, which literally arrived at the PCstats Labs hot off the assembly line.
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External Mfg. Website: Albatron Jul 20 2003   Colin Sun  
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Image quality and Overclocking the beast...

These days games cannot just be 'fast', they also have to look good. Image quality is a very subjective and opinionated point, so rather than us just talking about it, we've taken high resolution screen shots with FutureMark's 3DMark03 image quality tests.

With the Albatron GeForceFX 5900PV in hand, we tested it image quality with 4xAA and 8xAF enabled and compared that to a Radeon 9800 Pro with with 4x AA and 8x AF enabled. If you are on a 56k modem beware, these files are all about 500K in size!

The image comparisons below are animated GIF's. The Albatron GFX5900PV screen shot will be displayed first for 2 seconds before flipping over to the Radeon 9800 Pro screen shot for another 2 seconds.

Click on each image to see the full size image quality comparisons.

Radeon 9800 Pro - 4x AA vs. FX 5900PV - 4x AA

Radeon 9800 Pro - 8x AF vs. FX 5900PV - 8x AF

Radeon 9800 Pro - 4x AA, 8x AF vs. FX 5900PV - 4xAA, 8x AF

In terms of AA, the Radeon 9800 Pro images are clearly smoother. Just look at the wing of the planes, you can still see the jagged lines on the GeForceFX 5900PV image while with the Radeon 9800 they're almost not visible. AF of the two cards seems pretty close and it's difficult to determin who's the clear winner when it comes to Anisotropic Filtering.

With both AA and AF enabled, again the Radeon 9800 Pro is clearly the winner. The image is much easier on the eyes while the GeForceFX 5900PV still has quite a few jaggies. Now, let's overclock the FX5900PV and see how high we can push it!

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Contents of Article: Albatron FX5900PV
 Pg 1.  Albatron GeForce FX5900PV Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  Card Cooling and FX 5900PV Technology
 Pg 3.  Behind the GeForceFX 5900PV
 Pg 4.  — Image quality and Overclocking the beast...
 Pg 5.  Overclocking the Albatron 5900PV
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001SE, 3DMark03
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: AquaMark 2.3
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: Gun Metal 2
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: Quake III Arena
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks: UT2003
 Pg 12.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, QIII Arena w/AA
 Pg 13.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, QIII Arena w/AF
 Pg 14.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, QIII Arena AA+AF
 Pg 15.  So, you want a FX5900!

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