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MSI FX5600-VTDR128 Videocard Review

MSI FX5600-VTDR128 Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: MSI offer up one solution to this search for performance at an affordable price in the form of the new FX5600-VTDR128 GeForceFX 5600 based videocard.
 86% Rating:   
Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: MSI Aug 03 2003   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, QIII Arena w/AF, AA+AF

3DMark2001SE Source: FutureMark

By combining DirectX8 support with completely new graphics, it continues to provide good overall system benchmarks. 3DMark2001SE has been created in cooperation with the major 3D accelerator and processor manufacturers to provide a reliable set of diagnostic tools. The suite demonstrates 3D gaming performance by using real-world gaming technology to test a system's true performance abilities. Tests include: DirectX8 Vertex Shaders, Pixel Shaders and Point Sprites, DOT3 and Environment Mapped Bump Mapping, support for Full Scene Anti-aliasing and Texture Compression and two game tests using Ipion real-time physics.

Higher numbers denote better performance.

3DMark2001SE Benchmark Results with AF
Video Card FPS Ranking
1.

MSI FX5600-VTDR128 2x AF

10504
2.

MSI FX5600-VTDR128 4x AF

9970
3.

MSI FX5600-VTDR128 8x AF

9524

AF does not degrade performance of the videocard much and that's great news for those of you who like eye candy!

Quake III Arena

Source: ID Software

Quake III Arena is a First Person Shooter (FPS) that revolutionized gaming as we know it. Using multiple light sources and having graphics textures that can fill videocards.

Quake III Arena MAX 1024x768 demo001 with AF
Video Card FPS Ranking
1.

MSI FX5600-VTDR128 2x AF

200.8

2.

MSI FX5600-VTDR128 4x AF

180.5

3.

MSI FX5600-VTDR128 8x AF

168

While you probably wouldn't notice the clearer textures, AF does not hurt performance much.

3DMark2001SE Source: FutureMark

By combining DirectX8 support with completely new graphics, it continues to provide good overall system benchmarks. 3DMark2001SE has been created in cooperation with the major 3D accelerator and processor manufacturers to provide a reliable set of diagnostic tools. The suite demonstrates 3D gaming performance by using real-world gaming technology to test a system's true performance abilities. Tests include: DirectX8 Vertex Shaders, Pixel Shaders and Point Sprites, DOT3 and Environment Mapped Bump Mapping, support for Full Scene Anti-aliasing and Texture Compression and two game tests using Ipion real-time physics.

Higher numbers denote better performance.

3DMark2001SE Benchmark Results with AA + AF
Video Card 3DMarks Ranking
1.

MSI FX5600-VTDR128 2xAA, 8x AF

7879
2.

MSI FX5600-VTDR128 4xAA, 8x AF

6134

Almost breaking 8k with both AA and AF enabled is an awesome feat.

Quake III Arena

Source: ID Software

Quake III Arena is a First Person Shooter (FPS) that revolutionized gaming as we know it. Using multiple light sources and having graphics textures that can fill videocards.

Quake III Arena MAX 1024x768 demo001 with AA + AF
Video Card FPS Ranking
1.

MSI FX5600-VTDR128 2xAA, 8x AF

141.4
2.

MSI FX5600-VTDR128 4xAA, 8x AF

102.2

Image was beautiful but we're starting to max out the videocard especially at 4xAA and 8x AF!

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Contents of Article: MSI FX5600-VTDR128
 Pg 1.  MSI FX5600-VTDR128 Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  Overclocking and Benchmarks
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001SE, 3DMark03
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: AquaMark 2.3
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: Gun Metal 2
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: Quake III Arena
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: UT2003
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, QIII Arena w/AA
 Pg 10.  — Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, QIII Arena w/AF, AA+AF
 Pg 11.  Not bad for a budget videocard...

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