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MSI PCX5750-TD128 PCI-E Videocard Review

MSI PCX5750-TD128 PCI-E Videocard Review  - PCSTATS
Abstract: The MSI PCX5750-TD128 is a PCI-Express x16 solution based on the venerable nVidia GeForcePCX 5750 core, and comes with 128MB of standard DDR memory running at 500MHz.
 77% Rating:   
Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: MSI Jul 25 2004   Colin Sun  
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Overclocking the card

The overclocking portion of our tests began with the GeForcePCX 5750 core at 400MHz. The MSI PCX5750-TD128 video card handled the increase to 450 MHz easily, and as 475 MHz was passed, it eventually settled on 504 MHz. Onto the memory...

The 3.6ns DDR memory handled a little overclocking action even better than we had anticipated. Starting off from 500 MHz, its frequency was raised to a few MHz at a time; 550MHz, 575MHz, and 600 MHz came and went, before the Samsung DDR settled on 650 MHz. That wasn't limit however, and the DDR easily rose to 694MHz! Not bad considering the memory was initially clocked at 500 MHz.

For the following overclocking benchmarks, the MSI PCX5750-TD128 was run at 504MHz core, and 694MHz memory ( the core and memory played nicely together at their maximum frequencies).

PCStats Test System Specs:
Sytem 1 System 2
Processor:

Intel Pentium 4 540

Intel Pentium 4 3.0C

Clock Speed: 16 x 200 MHz = 3.2 GHz 15 x 200 MHz = 3.0 GHz
Motherboards:

Gigabyte 8ANXP-D, i925X

Gigabyte 8KNXP, i875P

Videocard:

Gigabyte RX60X128V
MSI PCX5750-TD128

ATi Radeon 9800XT
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro
ATi Radeon 9700 Pro
Asus Radeon 9600XT
MSI FX5950 Ultra-TD128
MSI FX5900U-VTD256
MSI FX5900XT-VTD128
AOpen GeForceFX 5900XT

Memory:

2x 256MB Crucial PC4300 DDR2

2x 256MB Corsair TwinX 3200LL

Hard Drive: 40GB WD Special Ed 40GB WD Special Ed
CDROM: MSI X48 CD-RW/DVD-ROM NEC 52x CD-ROM
PowerSupply: Vantec Stealth 470W Vantec Stealth 470W
Software Setup

WindowsXP Build 2600
Intel INF 5.02.1012
Forceware 60.85

WindowsXP Build 2600
Intel INF 5.02.1012
Catalyst 3.9
Detonator 53.03

Benchmarks

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

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

The AGP and PCI-E systems are different, the results are being included for reference.

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.

3DMark2001 - Benchmark Results
Video Card 3DMarks Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT 19073
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 18762

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

17430
Asus Radeon A9600XT 13604
Gigabyte RX60X128V 14570
MSI FX5950 Ultra-TD128 17582
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra 17274
Albatron GeForceFX 5700 Ultra 15165
MSI PCX5750-TD128 12247
MSI PCX5750-TD128 (504/694) 13805

The MSI PCX5750-TD128 videocard is slightly slower than the PCI-E based ATi X600XT GPU (Gigabyte RX60X128V), but it does not lag behind by much.

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Contents of Article: MSI PCX5750-TD128
 Pg 1.  MSI PCX5750-TD128 PCI-E Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  — Overclocking the card
 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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