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MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 Videocard Review

MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: With 128MB of memory on board, and nice little bundle of software in the box, this should prove to be a pretty good deal for about $280CDN.
 83% Rating:   
Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: MSI Feb 05 2004   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Video Cards > MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128

Benchmarks AquaMark3, Gun Metal 2

AquaMark3 Source: Massive Development
AquaMark3 is a powerful tool to determine reliable information about the gaming performance of a computer system. Because the benchmark extensively utilizes DirectX9, DirectX8 and DirectX7 functionality, it represents the requirements of typical gaming applications in 2003 and 2004.

AquaMark3 Benchmark Results
Graphics Points Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT 6141
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 5670

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

4860

Asus Radeon A9600XT 3735
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra 5736
MSI FX5900XT-VTD128 5436
Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 3435
MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 3435
MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 (580/1003) 5109

AquaMark3 Benchmark Results
Overall Points Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT 47175
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 44362

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

39219

Asus Radeon A9600XT 31590
MSI FX5950 Ultra-TD128 44875
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra 43010
Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 29446
MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 29451
MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 (580/1003) 40934

At stock speeds the MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 performs as we'd expect it to. Overclocking boosts performance quite nicely!

Gun Metal 2 Source: Yeti Studio

Gun Metal 2 is one of the first games that will be taking advantage of DirectX 9 technology. According to Gun Metal 2, 2x AA is enabled by default on all videocards and the listed framerates are average.

Gun Metal 2 Demo 1 1024x768
Overall FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT 31.42
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 28.65

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

25.32

Asus Radeon A9600XT 18.9
MSI FX5950 Ultra-TD128 32.54
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

31.05

Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 23.74
MSI FX5900XT-VTD128

27.09

MSI FX5900XT-VTD128 (508/809) 40.02

Gun Metal 2 Demo 2 1024x768
Video Card FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT 40.5
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 37.26

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

32.91

Asus Radeon A9600XT 24.29
MSI FX5950 Ultra-TD128 40.4
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

38.85

Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 31.38
MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128

31.36

MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 (580/1003) 46.06

When overclocked at 1024x768, the MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 has no rivals.

Gun Metal 2 Demo 1 1600x1200
Video Card FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT 19.75
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 18.23

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

16.17

Asus Radeon A9600XT 10.96
MSI FX5950 Ultra-TD128 21.46
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

20.42

Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 14.66
MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128

14.65

MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 (580/1003) 23.9

Gun Metal 2 Demo 2 1600x1200
Video Card FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT 25.32
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 23.18

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

20.23

Asus Radeon A9600XT 13.03
MSI FX5950 Ultra-TD128 26.74
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

22.91

Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 18.16
MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 18.13
MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 (580/1003) 30.03

Looks like the MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 ran out of bandwidth at 1600x1200. It's still fastest when overclocked, but not by as much.

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Contents of Article: MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128
 Pg 1.  MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  Overclocking the FX5700 Ultra
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, CodeCreatures
 Pg 4.  Benchmark: AquaMark2.3
 Pg 5.  — Benchmarks AquaMark3, Gun Metal 2
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: X2 The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, X2 The Threat, UT2003 w/AA
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, X2 The Threat, UT2003 w/AF
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, X2 The Threat, UT2003 w/AA+AF

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