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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: X2 The Threat, UT2003

X2: The Threat Source: Egosoft

A completely rewritten 3D engine based on DirectX8 encompasses many visual effects such as volumetric Nebulae (gas clouds) that have a real impact in the game (you can hide in them), many new engine, shield, weapon and explosion effects. Objects cast real dynamic 3D shadows! Dynamic DP3 bump mapping allows a previously unseen level of detail.

X2 The Threat 1024x768-32bit
Video Card FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT N/A
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 108.428

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

99.821
Asus Radeon A9600XT 81.996
MSI FX5950 Ultra-TD128 123.28
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

120.8

Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 96.134
MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128

95.578

MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 (580/1003) 104.084

X2 seem to favor nVIDIA cards quite a bit. The MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 performs close to that of the 9700 Pro here at stock speed!

X2 The Threat 1600x1200-32bit
Video Card FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT N/A
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 68.95

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

60.596
Asus Radeon A9600XT

42.836

MSI FX5950 Ultra-TD128 83.137
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

80.519

Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 51.178
MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128

51.08

MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 (580/1003) 59.255

Resolutions of 1600x1200 are a bit too much for this videocard, and because it doesn't have as much bandwidth, it slows down quite dramatically.

Unreal Tournament 2003

Source: Epic

Unreal Tournament 2003 is the sequel to 1999's multiple 'Game of the Year' award winner. It uses the very latest Unreal Engine technology - where graphics, sound and game play are taken beyond the bleeding edge. Unreal Tournament 2003 employs the use of Vertex as well as Pixel Shaders and it's recommended that you use a DirectX 8 videocard to get the most out of the game.

UT2003 1024x768 Flyby
Video Card FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT

244.09

ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 240.34

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

228.13
Asus Radeon A9600XT

179.97

MSI FX5950 Ultra-TD128 239.15
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

238.11

Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 179.16
MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128

179.14

MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 (580/1003) 202.59

UT2003 1024x768 Botmatch
Video Card FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT

83.64

ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 83.67

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

83.45
Asus Radeon A9600XT

83.41

MSI FX5950 Ultra-TD128 82.57
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

82.64

Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 83.72
MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 83.53
MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 (580/1003) 83.73

The MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 can swing with the big boys here in UT2003 at 1024x768.

UT2003 1600x1200 Flyby
Video Card FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT

147.12

ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 135.99

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

118.13
Asus Radeon A9600XT

76.66

MSI FX5950 Ultra-TD128 153.69
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

146.78

Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 81.14
MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 81.14
MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 (580/1003) 94.87

UT2003 1600x1200 Botmatch
Video Card FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT

81.64

ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 80.38

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

76.98
Asus Radeon A9600XT

58.06

MSI FX5950 Ultra-TD128 81.3
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

80.95

Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 60.6
MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 60.59
MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128 (580/1003) 69.42

1600x1200 may be a bit much for the MSI FX5700 Ultra-TD128.

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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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