FPS players out there will certainly be happy with the
performance of the Albatron FX5900XTV! Only 6x and 8x AA gives unplayable frame
rates, everything else and combination provides silky smooth frames.
A very good mainstream
As a young company Albatron
have done well I think, making a name for themselves based on how their products
have performed, not just what price they sell for. Although you may disagree,
the last thing this industry needs is another low end provider selling hardware
that barely qualifies as reliable.
I think Albatron have been successful in providing high
end parts, earning the respect of enthusiasts as Asus, Abit, Gigabyte and MSI
have done in the past. If you don't believe me, just ask around in your local
computer forum and I'm sure people will back up what I've just said.
Teaming up standards like that with the current
mainstream market leader, nVIDIA's GeForceFX 5900XT GPU, means you've got
yourself a winning combination for sure!
From what we have seen in the benchmarks, performance of
the Albatron FX5900XTV videocard is excellent. In fact, it often out performed
the ATi Radeon 9700 Pro, and nipped at the heals of the Radeon 9800 Pro in more
than a few comparisons too. The card was a fairly decent overclocker, hitting
468 MHz core and 780 MHz memory, although the highest memory and core ran
together was 468/768MHz.
Because the card is fully VIVO compatible, Albatron have included all
the necessary hardware to take advantage of those features. I guess the only
place where the Albatron FX5900XTV was lacking is the software bundle. Duke
Nukem Manhattan Project is a fun game, but it is also really old at this point,
and doesn't push the card by any means. If Albatron included a better software
bundle, this could easily be one of the best videocards on the market.
If you're looking for a decent mainstream videocard,
look no further than the Albatron FX5900XTV. It's performance will definitely
keep you happy, if it doesn't, just overclock it. ;-)
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