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.
Albatron Trinity PC5900 handles the eye candy well here. Enable everything to
enjoy a beautiful picture, and still have great performance.
|Unreal Tournament 2003
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.
be happy with the performance of the Albatron Trinity PC5900 in UT2003 with AA
and AF enabled as well.
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...
higher than the other two GPUs, the GeForcePCX 5900 easily out muscles both, and
even has a better "bang for the buck" ratio!
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.
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
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
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