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Albatron Trinity PC5900 PCI Express Videocard Review

Albatron Trinity PC5900 PCI Express Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: With high end PCI Express videocards in short supply, those of you looking for the best performance may want to cast an eye towards nVIDIA's GeForcePCX 5900 series.
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External Mfg. Website: Albatron Aug 19 2004   Colin Sun  
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Advanced Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, UT2003

X2: The Threat Source: Egosoft

A completely rewritten 3D engine based on DirectX8 encompasses many visual effects such as volumetric Nebulae (gas clouds) that have a real impact in the game (you can hide in them), many new engine, shield, weapon and explosion effects. Objects cast real dynamic 3D shadows! Dynamic DP3 bump mapping allows a previously unseen level of detail.

X2: The Threat - 1024x768-32bit
Anti-Aliasing FPS Ranking

Albatron Trinity PC5900 2x AA

92.099

Albatron Trinity PC5900 QC AA

92.01

Albatron Trinity PC5900 4x AA

82.624
Albatron Trinity PC5900 8x AA 49.445
Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

Albatron Trinity PC5900 2x AF

94.041

Albatron Trinity PC5900 4x AF

89.942

Albatron Trinity PC5900 8x AF

88.003

Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

Albatron Trinity PC5900 2x AA, 8x AF

83.612

Albatron Trinity PC5900 4x AA, 8x AF

74.445

The Albatron Trinity PC5900 handles the eye candy well here. Enable everything to enjoy a beautiful picture, and still have great performance.

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 Trinity PC5900 2x AA

180.77

Albatron Trinity PC5900 QCx AA 183.19

Albatron Trinity PC5900 4x AA

162.39
Albatron Trinity PC5900 8x AA 75.07
Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

Albatron Trinity PC5900 2x AF

172.43

Albatron Trinity PC5900 4x AF

161.42

Albatron Trinity PC5900 8x AF

154.69
Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

Albatron Trinity PC5900 2x AA, 8x AF

134.16

Albatron Trinity PC5900 4x AA, 8x AF

121.96

UT2003 - 1024x768 Botmatch
Anti-Aliasing FPS Ranking

Albatron Trinity PC5900 2x AA

83.18

Albatron Trinity PC5900 QC AA

81.55
Albatron Trinity PC5900 4x AA 83.18

Albatron Trinity PC5900 8x AA

58.16
Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

Albatron Trinity PC5900 2x AF

84.03

Albatron Trinity PC5900 4x AF

83.76

Albatron Trinity PC5900 8x AF

82.58

Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

Albatron Trinity PC5900 2x AA, 8x AF

81.34

Albatron Trinity PC5900 4x AA, 8x AF

78.89

Gamers will be happy with the performance of the Albatron Trinity PC5900 in UT2003 with AA and AF enabled as well.

Conclusions:

While high end cards are still a little hard to come by in both AGP and PCI Express form, ATi and nVIDIA have a whole array of mainstream chipsets ready for the masses at more affordable prices. Let's be frank here though, although the X600XT and GeForcePCX 5750 are perfectly able GPUs, they are a bit 'sluggish' when it comes to games like Doom 3. This is where the GeForcePCX 5900 comes in...

Priced higher than the other two GPUs, the GeForcePCX 5900 easily out muscles both, and even has a better "bang for the buck" ratio!

With the GPU actually based on the original GeForceFX 5900XT, nVIDIA simply placed a HSI bridge between the core and PCI Express bus so that the two can communicate. It makes sense, it works, and the results are definitely very good.

From the test results we have seen the Albatron Trinity PC5900 videocard handled the benchmarks very nicely, and will definitely be able to keep gamers happy even with AA and AF enabled. In terms of overclocking, the card wasn't able to reach too high, but in spite of this, we still saw a decent boost in most games of around 10%! And 10% can mean the difference between gaming at 1024x768, or gaming at 1600x1200!

The software package that Albatron includes with the Trinity PC5900 is a bit thin, but with a retail price of $321 CDN ($246 US) you really can't complain. Bottom line, the Albatron Trinity PC5900 is a good PCI Express videocard from a great company, and is a card to consider if you want to get yourself something better than average for your new i925x or i915p system!

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Contents of Article: Albatron PC5900
 Pg 1.  Albatron Trinity PC5900 PCI Express Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  Overclocking the videocard...
 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.  Benchmarks: Doom 3, Advanced 3DMark2001 tests
 Pg 8.  — Advanced Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, UT2003

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