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Albatron GeForce 7300GS128 PCI Express x16 Videocard Review

Albatron GeForce 7300GS128 PCI Express x16 Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The GeForce 7300GS sets the bar a little higher in the entry level market, for those of us who aren't willing to plunk down $600 on a slab of PCB.
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External Mfg. Website: Albatron Mar 22 2006   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: X3: Reunion

X3: Reunion

Source: EGOSOFT

Extensive development has gone into the X³ engine, making full use of DirectX 9 technology, to create dramatic visual effects and stunningly realistic starships. Coupled with the massively enhanced A.L. (Artificial Life) system, X³: REUNION will present players with an ever changing, evolving universe; where a players actions really can shape the future of the universe.

X3: Reunion
1024x768: FPS Ranking
Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A 67.696
MSI RX1800XT-VT2D512E 66.475
Gigabyte GV-RX18L256V-B 62.747
ATi Radeon X850 XT PE 61.785
MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 59.583
ATi Radeon X800 XL 54.417
PowerColor X700 Pro 38.536
MSI NX7900GTX-VT2D512E 69.586
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D512E 67.324
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E (Single) 66.454
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E (SLI Mode) 66.143
Asus EN7800GT 2DHTV/256M/OSP/A (Single) 62.075
Asus EN7800GT 2DHTV/256M/OSP/A (SLI Mode) 61.863
MSI NX6800GT-T2D256E 49.188
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (Single) 34.346
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (SLI Mode) 35.43
MSI NX7300GS-TD256E 23.663
MSI NX6200TC-TD32E 15.674
Albatron GeForce 7300GS128 22.838
1600x1600: FPS Ranking
Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A 61.513
MSI RX1800XT-VT2D512E 52.974
Gigabyte GV-RX18L256V-B 44.988
ATi Radeon X850 XT PE 42.917
MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 40.086
ATi Radeon X800 XL 35.439
PowerColor X700 Pro 20.934
MSI NX7900GTX-VT2D512E 62.775
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D512E 52.856
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E (Single) 50.571
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E (SLI Mode) 50.422
Asus EN7800GT 2DHTV/256M/OSP/A (Single) 44.063
Asus EN7800GT 2DHTV/256M/OSP/A (SLI Mode) 43.924
MSI NX6800GT-T2D256E 32.138
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (Single) 21.194
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (SLI Mode) 21.489
MSI NX7300GS-TD256E 12.718
MSI NX6200TC-TD32E 8.44
Albatron GeForce 7300GS128 11.853

X3: Reunion is another new title that is a bit too much with all the details set to high. At lower resolutions though the Albatron GeForce 7300GS128 should be alright for casual gaming.

Value Videocard for the Mainstream Computer User

The mainstream GeForce 6200TC videocard blew everything else in its class away when it was introduced, and half a year later the GeForce 7300GS is a huge upgrade over that model in terms of performance.

nVIDIA addressed a couple of the main issues with the GeForce 6200TC that were bottle necking it, that being a relatively slow core clock speed and increasing memory on the PCB of the videocard. These alterations gives the Geforce 7300GS core its ability to perform in some cases 100% faster than the GeForce 6200TC was capable of. All this without having to raise videocard prices too. This we like. ;-)

With a retail price of $90 CDN ($78 USD/$45 GBP), the Albatron GeForce 7300GS128 is an excellent mainstream videocard that offers a ton of value up on screen. Computer users who are interested in getting into a bit of gaming without shelling out a ton of money for a high end graphics cards now have the perfect alternative. Sure it will not handle games at the highest resolutions, but the Albatron GeForce 7300GS128 does support all the latest graphics features so users can still enjoy all the DirectX 9.0C goodness.

The Albatron GeForce 7300GS128's medium sized cooler is nearly silent and the card incorporates both DVI and analog VGA connectors. Users with two monitors can take advantage of this and go dual screen, but remember to bring your own DVI-to-Analog converter, one is not included. C'mon Albatron! :-) The GeForce 7300GS128 has video output capabilities and Albatron includes an S-Video to Composite converter cable for good measure.

In terms of performance, the Albatron GeForce 7300GS128 videocard posts pretty decent results given its GPU-class and sticker price. Framerates in some cases were double compared to what the GeForce 6200TC could manage. The GeForce 7300GS core is not overclocker friendly, at least all the samples we've tested seem to indicate this.

The Albatron GeForce 7300GS128's "bang for the buck" ratio is definitely very high and if you're a part-time gamer on a tight budget, this is a blessing. For everyone else, videocards like the Albatron GeForce 7300GS128 offer a great deal of flexibility and definitely should be used over those integrated video options Intel keeps flogging.

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Contents of Article: Albatron 7300GS128
 Pg 1.  Albatron GeForce 7300GS128 PCI Express x16 Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  Will a GF-7300GS Overclock?
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: AquaMark3
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: FarCry
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: SplinterCell: Chaos Theory
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: Doom 3
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: Quake 4
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 10.  — Benchmarks: X3: Reunion

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