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Albatron GeForceFX 5600P Turbo Videocard Review
Albatron GeForceFX 5600P Turbo Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Now that the GeForceFX is upon us we were quite excited to discover what Albatron would potentially do with their videocards to make them stand out from the rest of the pack.
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Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Albatron Jun 29 2003   C. Sun  
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Overclocking and Benchmarks

Albatron have produced some of the most overclockable videocards on the market so we had some high hopes when it came to the overclocking potential of the GeForceFX 5600P Turbo. Clocked by default at 325 MHz core, 600 MHz memory, the Albatron card is one of the fastest stock GeForceFX 5600's on the market already.

Slowly, we began to raise the GPU speed. First 330MHz, 340MHz, then 350MHz came and went which was pretty good considering the Prolink GeForceFX 5600 had its core max out at 346 MHz. We continued rasing the core speed until we hit 369 MHz. Anything higher and the core would start to produce some artifacts. The artifacts looked like they were heat related and I think if one were to cool the core down a bit better they could probably go even higher. Still 369 MHz is not too shabby.

Using 3.3ns BGA Samsung DRAM we were hoping to eclipse the 668 MHz mark set by the Prolink GeForceFX 5600. Instead of being a good overclocker, I immediately raised the memory speed to 668 MHz and the card did that with no problems. Feeling lucky I jumped all the way to 700 MHz memory speed and the card still had a lot left in it! In the end we maxed out at a lofty 718 MHz memory speed!

Looks like the Albatron GeForceFX 5600P Turbo is like the rest of its' family, a good overclocker!

pcstats test system specs:

computer hardware:


pentium 4 2.8 ghz

clock speed:

21 x 133 mhz = 2.8 ghz


msi gnb max-fisr*




ati radeon 9700 pro (325/620)
msi g4ti4600-td (300/650)
msi g4mx440-t8x (250/400)
albatron geforcefx 5200p (250/400)
prolink geforcefx 5600 golden limited (325/600)
albatron geforcefx 5600p turbo (325/600)

albatron geforcefx 5600p turbo (369/718)


2x 256mb corsair xms3500 cas2

hard drive: 20gb maxtor diamondmax+
cdrom: nec 52x cd-rom

panasonic 1.44mb floppy drive

heatsink: avc sunflower
powersupply: vantec 470w stealth psu
software setup

windowsxp build 2600
intel inf 5.10.1012
catalyst 3.5
detonator 44.03

workstation benchmarks

commanche 4
gun metal 2
quake iii arena ver 1.17

aa test, af and aa+af test
quake iii arena

* - 8x agp was enabled and functioning properly during all testing.

3DMark2001SE Source: MadOnion

3DMark2001SE is the latest installment in the 3DMark series by MadOnion. 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.

3DMark2001SE Benchmark Results
Video Card 3DMarks Ranking

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

2. MSI G4Ti4600-TD 13910
3. MSI G4MX440-T8X 7487
4. Albatron GeForceFX 5200P 8153
5. Prolink GeForceFX 5600 GLD LTD 11251
6. Albatron GeForceFX 5600P Turbo 11166
7. Albatron GeForceFX 5600P Turbo (369/718) 12268

Surprise surprise, both FX 5600's perform the same in 3DMark2001SE. Overclocking boosts the score a healthy 1000 points.

3DMark03 Source: MadOnion

This new accurate diagnostic tool, designed for DirectX9.0, provides you with all the information you need to make informed hardware assessments. Havok Total real-time physics library from Havok - these routines are used to accurately model the movements of objects due to forces, etc. FMOD sound library from Firelight Technologies - these are used for the various sound effects and routines used in the tests. Graphics adapter analysis software from Powerstrip of Entech Taiwan - this is used to correctly determine the speeds of the graphics processing and video memory chips, plus supply additional hardware information. Higher 3DMark03 scores denote better performance.

3DMark03 Benchmark Results
Video Card 3DMarks Ranking

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

2. MSI G4Ti4600-TD 1924
3. MSI G4MX440-T8X 333
4. Albatron GeForceFX 5200P 1507
5. Prolink GeForceFX 5600 GLD LTD 2214
6. Albatron GeForceFX 5600P Turbo 2192
7. Albatron GeForceFX 5600P Turbo (369/718) 2544

Again both cards perform approximately the same. Let's see what some actual games think of the Albatron GeForceFX 5600P Turbo...

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Contents of Article: Albatron GeforceFX 5600P Turbo
 Pg 1.  Albatron GeForceFX 5600P Turbo Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  — Overclocking and Benchmarks
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: AquaMark 2.3
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: Gun Metal 2
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: Quake III Arena
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: UT2003
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, QIII Arena w/AA
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, QIII Arena w/AF, AA+AF
 Pg 10.  Very nice card indeed...

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