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MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 "Red PCB" Videocard Review

MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256
Abstract: FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 with its red PCB and large copper plated cast aluminum heatsinks weighs in around 500g, making it one pretty heavy videocard.
 90% Rating:   
Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: MSI Computer Feb 04 2004   C. Sun  
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Benchmark: AquaMark2.3

AquaMark 2.3 Source: Massive Development

AquaMark is another DirectX 8 benchmark. Using vertex shaders, any card that is DirectX8 compatible will not just have a huge speed boost, the image will also look better. Default test has 24 MB worth of textures.

AquaMark 2.3 - 1024x768
Video Card FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT 105.6
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 105.5

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

99.3

Asus Radeon A9600XT 74.1
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra 111.7
MSI FX5900XT-VTD128 107.6
Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 84.1
MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 113.9
MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 (550/1020) 115

AquaMark has always liked the nVIDIA graphics cards and here the MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 is the fastest.

AquaMark 2.3 -1280x1024
Video Card FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT 86.1
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 81.1

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

71.2
Asus Radeon A9600XT 47.9
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra 89.9
MSI FX5900XT-VTD128 79.7
Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 55.8
MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 93.1
MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 (550/1020) 100.3

AquaMark 2.3 - 1600x1200
Video Card FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT 62.3
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 57.5

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

50.2
Asus Radeon A9600XT 33.6
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra 67.4
MSI FX5900XT-VTD128 58.5
Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 39.7
MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 70.2
MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 (550/1020) 78.9

Higher resolutions are too much for the mainstream cards but the high end ones still get some pretty decent frame rates.

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Contents of Article: MSI Computer FX5950 Ultra-VTD256
 Pg 1.  MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 "Red PCB" Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  Quiet, and Overclockable
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, CodeCreatures
 Pg 4.  — Benchmark: AquaMark2.3
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks AquaMark3, Gun Metal 2
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: X2 The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 7.  Advanced Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, X2 The Threat
 Pg 8.  Conclusions and Advanced UT2003 Benchmarks

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