Considering the performance of the Albatron GeForceFX 5200 Ultra and considering it's a
budget videocard which retails for $200 CDN ($155 US), we're very pleased
with the results. Often the GeForceFX 5200 Ultra is able to nip at the heels of
the much more expensive Albatron GeForceFX 5600P Turbo!
Looking at the card you know that Albatron means
business and their GeForceFX 5200 Ultra and it's easily one of the best value videocards we have ever used. If it's not
fast enough for you, with 2.8ns Hynix DRAM and a large copper GPU cooler you can
overclock it! ;-) The test sample was able to run at an amazing 358 MHz core
speed and 712 MHz memory! With some better cooling I'm sure the card can go
With TV-Output capabilities, you can hook up your
computer to the much larger TV when playing games or doing some internet
browsing. The software bundle is pretty skimpy with only WinDVD but that's not
surprising considering the price. One thing we would have liked to see is
Albatron include a DVI to analog converter so users can use dual displays.
If you're a casual gamer but are not satisfied with what
you're using right now the Albatron GeForceFX 5200 Ultra is a reasonable upgrade
even if you're using something as new as a GeForce4 MX 440 class card. If you
have a Ti4200 or higher then you'll probably want something better.
Either way the Albatron GeForceFX 5200 Ultra is an
awesome value especially if you consider it's overclocking potential!
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