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MSI PCX5750-TD128 PCI-E Videocard Review

MSI PCX5750-TD128 PCI-E Videocard Review  - PCSTATS
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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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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

MSI PCX5750-TD128 2x AA

105.77

MSI PCX5750-TD128 QCx AA 105.74

MSI PCX5750-TD128 4x AA

87.23
MSI PCX5750-TD128 6x AA 31.18
MSI PCX5750-TD128 8x AA 24.29
Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

MSI PCX5750-TD128 2x AF

103.87

MSI PCX5750-TD128 4x AF

97.97

MSI PCX5750-TD128 8x AF

96.45
Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

MSI PCX5750-TD128 2x AA, 8x AF

81.8

MSI PCX5750-TD128 4x AA, 8x AF

74.84

UT2003 - 1024x768 Botmatch
Anti-Aliasing FPS Ranking

MSI PCX5750-TD128 2x AA

69.79

MSI PCX5750-TD128 QC AA

69.74
MSI PCX5750-TD128 4x AA 61.38
MSI PCX5750-TD128 6x AA 24.91

MSI PCX5750-TD128 8x AA

19.47
Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

MSI PCX5750-TD128 2x AF

71.02

MSI PCX5750-TD128 4x AF

68.89

MSI PCX5750-TD128 8x AF

67.85

Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

MSI PCX5750-TD128 2x AA, 8x AF

77.95

MSI PCX5750-TD128 4x AA, 8x AF

59.31

In UT2003 you can play with either 2x or QC AA enabled - anything higher and frame rates dip too much to be competitive. Enabling AF doesn't degrade performance much, but when both AA and AF are used, it's a bit slow.

Conclusions

For those of you who like new technology, 2004 has definitely been an exciting year so far. Both Intel and AMD are trying to push the market in new directions, and that means there is plenty of new and tasty technology to test out. Looking back at recent years, I can't recall a time when so many changes have taken place all at once...

As the traditionally architecture had become too large a bottleneck, the PCI-Express transition had to happen sooner or later. With Intel forcing several changes all at once, it should prove much less expensive, and much less troublesome for everyone in the long run. Perhaps more importantly, for manufacturers it provides a shot in the arm, and just about guarantees that the new technologies will be adopted.

As a videocard, the MSI PCX5750-TD128 is one of the first PCI Express solutions out of the gate, and comes with an exceptional software package. Three full version games are included; XIII, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Uru as well as a whole host of multimedia software. Bundled extra's are nice, but it's the performance figures that really play out in the long run. From that standpoint, the MSI PCX5750-TD128 is a good overall mainstream card. It's best suited to consumers on a budget, for which casual gaming is a passing thought. The MSI PCX5750-TD128 works best with 1024x768 resolutions, and with a retail price of $202 CDN ($153 US) it's best to remember that if you have DoomIII on your mind.

If you're an overclocker, the MSI PCX5750-TD128 is definitely game. The card we tested was able to reach a very nice speed of 504 MHz core, 694 MHz memory! Bottom line, if you're building a new PCI Express based system and are looking for an interm card to hold you over until native PCI-E cards are released, be sure to check out the MSI PCX5750-TD128.

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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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