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Albatron GeForceFX 5700P Turbo Videocard Review

Albatron GeForceFX 5700P Turbo Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: In this review, PCStats is taking the Albatron GeForceFX 5700P Turbo videocard for a spin around the block.
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External Mfg. Website: Albatron May 24 2004   Colin Sun  
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Overclocking and Benchmarks

We've typically had good luck overclocking Albatron videocards in the past, and so I'd expect the GeForceFX 5700P Turbo would be up to the challenge too.

For these tests, the core overclocking tests were started first. The core is clocked at 425 MHz, only 25 MHz slower than the GeForceFX 5700 Ultra default clock. Not surprisingly the Albatron GeForceFX 5700P Turbo had no problems hitting that mark. After inching up a few MHz at a time, the core even broke 500 MHz - not too bad for a value videocard! By the time things had evened out, we topped out just a bit past 500 MHz (504 MHz specifically).

Upon removing the memory heatsinks it was evident that the Albatron 5700P Turbo was equipped with Hynix 2.5ns BGA DDR RAM modules (HY5DU28322). In theory this memory should be good up to 800 MHz, but whether they can run at that speed remains to be seen.

Starting at 650 MHz, the memory clock speed was increased a few MHz at a time to 700 MHz. Speeds higher than that would start to produce artifacts unfortunately. The RAM heatsinks were not hot to the touch, so I can only guess at what was holding the memory back from it's theoretical top speed.

As always, we will include the overclocked results for this card for reference purposes, in the following pages of benchmarks. To see the overclocked results for each of the other videocards used in this review, please see each individual review on PCstats. Now, time for those benchmarks!

PCStats Test System Specs:
Processor:

Intel Pentium 4 3.0C

Clock Speed: 15 x 200 MHz = 3.0 GHz
Motherboards:

Gigabyte 8KNXP, i875P

Videocard:

ATi Radeon 9800XT
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro
ATi Radeon 9700 Pro
Asus Radeon 9600XT
MSI FX5950 Ultra-TD128
MSI FX5900U-VTD256
MSI FX5900XT-VTD128
Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D
Albatron GeForceFX 5700P Turbo

Memory:

2x 256MB Corsair TwinX 3200LL

Hard Drive: 40GB WD Special Ed
CDROM: NEC 52x CD-ROM
PowerSupply: Vantec Stealth 470W
Software Setup

WindowsXP Build 2600
Intel INF 5.02.1012
Catalyst 3.9
Detonator 53.03

Workstation Benchmarks

3DMark2001SE
CodeCreatures
AquaMark
AquaMark3
Gun Metal 2
X2 The Threat
UT2003

AA Test, AF and AA+AF Test
3DMark2001SE
X2 The Threat
UT2003

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
ATi Radeon 9800XT 19073
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 18762

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

17430
Asus Radeon A9600XT 13604
MSI FX5950 Ultra-TD128 17582
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra 17274
Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 15165
Albatron GeForceFX 5700P Turbo 14176
Albatron GeForceFX 5700P Turbo (504/702) 15114

Here we see that the Albatron GeForceFX 5700P Turbo scores only about 1000 points lower than the GeForceFX 5700 Ultra, despite a much lower overall clock speed. Not bad.

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Contents of Article: Albatron 5700P Turbo
 Pg 1.  Albatron GeForceFX 5700P Turbo Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  — Overclocking and Benchmarks
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: CodeCreatures
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: AquaMark2.3
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: AquaMark3, Gun Metal 2
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 7.  Advanced Benchmarks 3DMark2001, X2: The Threat
 Pg 8.  Advanced Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusion

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