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.
speeds the Albatron PX875P Pro performs as expected, when the motherboard is
overclocked it really starts to shine!
| Unreal Tournament
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.
backs up what the other benchmarks say. Fast at stock and even better when
Conclusions: i875 Canterwood on the
Other than the Albatron PX875P Pro that we've tested today, there is a
real lack of high performance no frills motherboards to choose from.
looking to build basic computers on the i875P platform, the benchmarks easily
show you what you can expect from this board; good performance for money spent.
Add to that the fact that the PX875P Pro is already Prescott ready. That will be
good news to any IT manager contemplating Prescott when it launches mid Q1
As in life nothing
is perfect, what complaints we do have on the PX875P Pro motherboard are fairly
minor. My advice to enthusiasts who want to use this board to reach 300 MHz FSB
is to replace the Northbridge cooler with some sort of active cooling - be that
a fan blowing at the Northbridge, a third party chipset cooler, or perhaps
something a little bit more extreme...
Ultimately I found the performance of the Albatron PX875P
Pro motherboard to be very good, but that's not surprising considering it's
based on the Intel i875P chipset.
Albatron PX875P Pro was also a pretty good overclocker, and with a Pentium 4
3.0C in its socket, and low latency memory installed, it was able to reach 225
MHz. With a pair of OCZ PC3700 Gold DDR, the board reached even a little
higher, hitting 230 MHz FSB.
looking for an Intel motherboard for the most basic of tasks, or do not need any
of the extra features, the Albatron PX875P Pro is one of the few boards that
performs well, and can save you a bit of money to boot. This is the bread and
butter of the motherboard world folks.
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