Albatron GeForce FX5200 Ultra

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Our Test System:

  • AMD Athlon XP 2100+ (T-Bred B @ 133 x 13=1.73 GHz)
  • ABIT KD7 Motherboard
  • SLK-800 HS w/ 84cfm fan
  • 256mb Corsair PC3200C2 RAM
  • Maxtor/Quantum Fireball 40Gb HDD
  • Thermaltake TruePower 360w Power Supply

Video Cards:

  • Albatron Ti4680P Turbo 128mb (Default is 250/550; Max OC is 290/645)
  • MSI FX5200-TDR128 128mb (Default is 250/400; Max OC is 312/540)
  • Albatron FX5200U 128mb (Default is 250/650; Max OC is 370/665)

Testing Procedure :

Our test set up includes DirectX 9.0a, VIA Hyperion 4.46 4in1 driver, and nVidia 43.45 driver. We used a fresh install of Windows XP Pro. All benchmarks were completed with no other software programs running. We had our XP 2100+ processor running at default speeds of 133FSB x 13multiplier to give us 1.73 GHz. For overclocking the video cards, we used the Coolbit Tweak for overclocking with the 43.45 driver. The resolution of our system was set to 1024x768x32 on our benchmarks. We would like to concentrate our comparison of the Albatron FX5200U with the MSI FX5200-TDR128, but we are also including the results of the “older” Albatron TI-4680P to show the performance of an 8x AGP 128mb TI series GeForce4 card.

We ran the following benchmarks both at default settings and at Max OC:

  • 3DMark2001SE (build 330) – Default and with 4x AA
  • 3DMark2003 – Default
  • Comanche 4 Demo – without sound; both without AA and with 4x AA
  • UT2003 – with [H]ardOCP’s UT2003 BenchTool v2.1 at 1024×768 and Direct3D at High and Low Quality

Now for the results!

Results at default clock speeds:

Results at Max OC clock speeds:

I drew a box around the two FX cards because I want to mainly compare those results together. The TI4680P results are there so you can see how the “older” TI series cards still have the horsepower to out-perform the FX5200 cards. The reason the 3dMark2003 score is the lowest on the TI4680P is because the TI4680P can not complete the Mother Nature test which requires DirectX 9.

As you can see, the FX5200U from Albatron surpasses the abilities of the FX5200 (non-Ultra) in every test.

Now for our Image Quality section.

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