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Gigabyte GV-NX57128D PCI-E Videocard Review

Gigabyte GV-NX57128D PCI-E Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Gigabyte GV-NX57128D video card is a PCI Express x16 solution that is based on the GeForcePCX 5750 GPU.
 75% Rating:   
Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Jul 25 2004   Colin Sun  
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Advanced Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusions

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

Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 2x AA

105.63

Gigabyte GV-NX57128D QCx AA 105.87

Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 4x AA

86.96
Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 6x AA 31.25
Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 8x AA 24.14
Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 2x AF

103.46

Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 4x AF

96.18

Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 8x AF

95.92
Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 2x AA, 8x AF

82.26

Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 4x AA, 8x AF

74.63

UT2003 - 1024x768 Botmatch
Anti-Aliasing FPS Ranking

Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 2x AA

70.03

Gigabyte GV-NX57128D QC AA

69.73
Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 4x AA 61.8
Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 6x AA 24.91

Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 8x AA

19.47
Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 2x AF

71.12

Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 4x AF

68.84

Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 8x AF

67.55

Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 2x AA, 8x AF

59.31

Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 4x AA, 8x AF

53.12

While the Gigabyte GV-NX57128D can handle UT2003 pretty well without AA and or AF enabled, the same can't be said when all the eye candy is turned on at the maximum level.

Conclusions

I suppose a lot of consumers were under the impression that the PCI-Express x6 slot would bring about unbridled leaps in video card performance because of its large 8GB/s bandwidth. Well, that may be true, but as ATI and nVidia are providing AGP-based GPUs, we are still left waiting for the true first generation PCI-Express video card to really show us what it is capable of.

And it would also help the industry to have a killer application which could actually push PCI-Express to its limits. For the moment, gamers are left wanting on both fronts, but this being the computer industry, I'm sure the that will be changing quickly.

In our first look at a PCI-Express video card, you may be coming away a little disappointed. Hence it is important to remember that the Gigabyte GV-NX57128D is a PCX 5750 based video card. This GPU is a mainstream solution, and it is intended to satisfy mainstream gaming demands. There are high end PCI-E based video cards on their way, but expect them to roll out at a leisurely pace. The demand for AGP cards is still quite strong, and both nVidia and ATI are sure not to let market share slip by them when the right time comes.

With 128MB of DDR memory, the Gigabyte GV-NX57128D is a capable mainstream card which is really best suited for average consumers who gamer moderately. I wouldn't suggest running this card at 1600x1200 for anything more than desktop applications, as the frame rates in most of the benchmarks were low. With a retail price of $175 CDN ($133 US), you really can't expect the card to go toe to toe with a Radeon 9800XT or GeForceFX 5950 Ultra, but its gaming performance at 1024x768 was pretty good, and as an overclocker it has a little extra power just waiting to be tapped.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GV-NX57128D
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GV-NX57128D PCI-E Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  Overclocking and Benchmarks
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: CodeCreatures
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: AquaMark 2.3
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: AquaMark 3, Gun Metal 2
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 7.  Advanced Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, X2: The Threat
 Pg 8.  — Advanced Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusions

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