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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.
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Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: MSI Aug 03 2003   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: 3DMark2001SE, 3DMark03

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
Video Card 3DMarks Ranking
1. ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 16417
2.

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

15565
3. Albatron GeForceFX 5900PV 15548
4. MSI G4Ti4600-TD 13910
5. Gigabyte Radeon 9600 Pro 11634
6. Albatron GeForceFX 5600P Turbo 11166
7. MSI FX5600-VTDR128 11006
8. MSI FX5600-VTDR128 (366/631) 11762

At stock speeds the MSI FX5600-VTDR128 performs on par with the higher clocked Albatron GeForceFX 5600 Turbo.

3DMark03 Source: FutureMark

This new accurate diagnostic tool, designed for DirectX9.0, provides you with all the information you need to make informed hardware assessments. Havok Total real-time physics library from Havok - these routines are used to accurately model the movements of objects due to forces, etc. FMOD sound library from Firelight Technologies - these are used for the various sound effects and routines used in the tests. Graphics adapter analysis software from Powerstrip of Entech Taiwan - this is used to correctly determine the speeds of the graphics processing and video memory chips, plus supply additional hardware information. Higher 3DMark03 scores denote better performance.

3DMark03 Benchmark Results
Video Card 3DMarks Ranking
1.

ATi Radeon 9800 Pro

5613
2.

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

4998
3. Albatron GeForceFX 5900PV 4326
4. MSI G4Ti4600-TD 1924
5. Gigabyte Radeon 9600 Pro 3378
6. Albatron GeForceFX 5600P Turbo 2192
7. MSI FX5600-VTDR128 2128
8. MSI FX5600-VTDR128 (366/631) 2444

In 3DMark03 again we see the FX5600 class videocards perform about the same but are quite a bit slower than the budget Gigabyte Radeon 9600 Pro.

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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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