Tournament 2003 is the
sequel to 1999's multiple 'Game of the Year' award winner. It uses the very
latest Unreal Engine technology - where graphics, sound and game play are taken
beyond the bleeding edge. Unreal Tournament 2003 employs the use of Vertex as
well as Pixel Shaders and it's recommended that you use a DirectX 8 videocard to
get the most out of the game.
Like the other benchmarks have suggested, 4x AA can be
used with the FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 and still yield respectable results. Turning
on AF does not do much to lower UT2003 performance, nor does it even affect FPS
when both AA and AF are enabled.
Fast is an
With the new supped-up NV35, nVIDIA are
finally getting some redemption. The MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 is fast, and
even with all the eye candy turned on, offers gamers good playable FPS
With its red PCB and TOP Tech cooling solution the
FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 is easily one of the better looking cards out there. The
bundled in goodies rounds out a nice package of extras that includes everything
you'll need to use the card's VIVO feature.
Performance of the MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 is good at stock speeds where it
constantly battles it out with ATi's Radeon 9800XT for the overall performance
lead. Seems like there's a bit of headroom as well, in our particular case we
could push the card up to 550/1020 MHz (overclocked). At those speeds nothing
comes even close.
With a retail price of $628 CDN ($470 US) the MSI FX5950
Ultra-VTD256 is certainly pricey, but then again top of the line gear is never
cheap. If you want the best you'd better be prepared to pay for it, before you
can play with it!
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