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Albatron GeForceFX 5700 Ultra Review
Albatron GeForceFX 5700 Ultra Review  - PCSTATS
Though the cards were only showed to media behind closed doors, it was easy to see nVidia and its partner companies were eager to reveal something to counter ATI.
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External Mfg. Website: Albatron Jan 06 2004   C. Sun  
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Overclocking the Albatron FX5700U

The built in thermal management system of the NV36 GPU make it a bit more difficult to find the maximum speed of the videocard. I can understand why nVIDIA has added it in, and while it doesn't make the enthusiasts life any easier, it is bound to save a few newbies from damaging their videocards accidentally.

Beginning at a core speed of 475 MHz, we slowly raised the GPU to the 520MHz mark, and were even able to even surpass 600 MHz ! It's nice to see that nVIDIA has its 0.13 micron manufacturing down! The maximum speed the core would reach was 619MHz while simply stock cooled.

The DDR-II memory was not about to be out done, but since it was already clocked at the maximum theoretical limit of 900 MHz, it was difficult to guess how much further it could be pushed. To our surprise the memory breezed past 1 GHz, and ultimately maxed out at a top speed of 1.02 GHz. Anything higher and the card would start to artifact.

The core and memory worked nicely together, and so we didn't have to change the 619MHz/1.02GHz overclock speeds to get the Albatron FX5700U to run through the upcoming benchmarks stably!

PCStats Test System Specs:

intel pentium 4 3.0c

clock speed: 15 x 200 mhz = 3.0 ghz

gigabyte 8knxp, i875p


ati radeon 9800xt
ati radeon 9800 pro
ati radeon 9700 pro
asus radeon 9600xt
gigabyte radeon 9600 pro
msi fx5900u-vtd256
albatron geforcefx 5600 ultra (rev2)
msi g4ti4600-vt2d8x
albatron geforcefx 5700 ultra


2x 256mb corsair twinx 3200ll

hard drive: 40gb wd special ed
cdrom: nec 52x cd-rom
powersupply: vantec stealth 470w
software setup

windowsxp build 2600
intel inf 5.03
catalyst 3.9
detonator 52.16

workstation benchmarks

gun metal 2
quake iii arena ver 1.17

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

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Contents of Article: Albatron GeForceFX 5700 Ultra
 Pg 1.  Albatron GeForceFX 5700 Ultra Review
 Pg 2.  WiseFan II Cooling System
 Pg 3.  — Overclocking the Albatron FX5700U
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, 3DMark03
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: AquaMark
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: AquaMark3
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: CodeCreatures
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: GunMetal 2
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: Quake III Arena
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: UT2003
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, Quake III Arena w/AA
 Pg 12.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, Quake III Arena w/AF
 Pg 13.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, Quake III Arena w/AA+AF
 Pg 14.  Albatron produces another solid winner!

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