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Albatron GeForce FX5700U3 GDDR3 Videocard Review

Albatron GeForce FX5700U3 GDDR3 Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: GDDR3 (Graphics Double Data Rate3) is a new type of DDR memory, one which has been specifically developed for use with graphics card.
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External Mfg. Website: Albatron Jun 02 2004   Colin Sun  
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Advanced Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusion

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
Anti-Aliasing FPS Ranking

Albatron GeForceFX 5700U3 2x AA

144.88

Albatron GeForceFX 5700U3 QCx AA 144.89

Albatron GeForceFX 5700U3 4x AA

114.97
Albatron GeForceFX 5700U3 6x AA 47.6
Albatron GeForceFX 5700U3 8x AA 36.95
Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

Albatron GeForceFX 5700U3 2x AF

146.09

Albatron GeForceFX 5700U3 4x AF

134.68

Albatron GeForceFX 5700U3 8x AF

129.02
Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

Albatron GeForceFX 5700U3 2x AA, 8x AF

108.68

Albatron GeForceFX 5700U3 4x AA, 8x AF

92.11

UT2003 - 1024x768 Botmatch
Anti-Aliasing FPS Ranking

Albatron GeForceFX 5700U3 2x AA

81.38

Albatron GeForceFX 5700U3 QC AA

81.49
Albatron GeForceFX 5700U3 4x AA 76.05
Albatron GeForceFX 5700U3 6x AA 38.09

Albatron GeForceFX 5700U3 8x AA

29.71
Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

Albatron GeForceFX 5700U3 2x AF

82.73

Albatron GeForceFX 5700U3 4x AF

82.1

Albatron GeForceFX 5700U3 8x AF

81.27

Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

Albatron GeForceFX 5700U3 2x AA, 8x AF

75.83

Albatron GeForceFX 5700U3 4x AA, 8x AF

66.59

If you're into FPS games, you'll going to be happy with the Albatron GeForceFX 5700 Ultra GDDR3's performance for sure!

Enter the Next DDR - GDDR3...

If it's one company that can learn from their mistakes, it's nVIDIA. Instead of testing out new technology on their flagship products like the NV30, the company is testing out new technology on less critical mainstream products. How else can you explain nVIDIA releasing a GDDR3 version of the GeForceFX 5700 Ultra so late to the game?

The regular GeForceFX 5700 Ultra was already a pretty decent mainstream videocard, with GDDR3 memory, a lower overall power consumption, and lower heat production, things are even sweeter.

The new GDDR3 memory offers manufacturers many things; first and foremost is a lower overall voltage. This can help ease up on videocard power requirements that really spiraling out of control. GDDR3 also generates a lot less heat than DDR2, in fact it's possible to run GDDR3 memory modules without any passive cooling. Lastly GDDR3 scales higher than DDR2, although with a small latency performance penalty.

If you're looking for a new videocard, the Albatron GeForceFX 5700 U3 is a nice deal - retailing for $260 CDN ($193 US). For that price you get a pretty quiet videocard that will run all the latest games at moderate resolutions, with absolutely no problems. The software package is a bit thin with only WinDVD/WinCreator, Duke Nukem MP and a five game demo CD but at least Albatron include all the cables you'll need to connect the PC to the TV.

Overall performance of the Albatron GeForceFX 5700U3 was good, and it was decent at overclocking too. In those tests the core reached 571 MHz, and the memory 1020 MHz. Those of you who are allergic to noise will be happy to hear that the card is almost silent, thanks in part to Albatron's custom Wise Fan II cooling system. I was generally quite happy with the performance of the Albatron GeForceFX 5700U3, but with next generation cards around the corner, it might be best to wait and see what is on the horizon before you buy.

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Contents of Article: Albatron FX5700U3
 Pg 1.  Albatron GeForce FX5700U3 GDDR3 Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  DDR2 VS GDDR3? What's up with that?
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: Code Creatures
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: AquaMark2.3
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: AquaMark3, Gun Metal2
 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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