Albatron is a company that first made a splash in the mainstream enthusiast market with their Ti4200 in a Ti4600 PCB “Medusa” video card has maintained loyalty with NVIDIA. Since the Medusa, Albatron has done well with their graphics cards, being a brand particularly popular with overclockers.
As history has already shown, the graphics card industry is
one in which rapid change occurs without warning and companies are often here
today and gone tomorrow. With that said, once untouchable NVIDIA has given
up a huge amount of market share in the past year to arch rival ATI,
at only the high end enthusiast market and later throughout all segments of
the industry. This was in part due to the delay and troubles of NVIDIA’s first
Direct X 9.0 based graphics, the NV30. However, late in 2003 NVIDIA released
the NV35 and NV36, and from those families came the GeForce FX 5700 Ultra,
a card aimed at the very coveted mainstream enthusiast market.
Albatron is a company that first made a splash in the mainstream
enthusiast market with their GeForce 4 Ti 4200 in a Ti 4600 PCB "Medusa"
video card has maintained loyalty with NVIDIA and recently released their
version of the GeForce FX 5700 Ultra. Since the Medusa, Albatron has done
well with their graphics cards, being a brand particularly popular with overclockers.
Today we’ll be comparing Albatron’s GeForce FX 5700 Ultra to ATI’s latest
batch of video cards, but first let’s take a look at what the card has in
store for us.
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra|
|Memory||128MB onboard DDR2 RAM|
|Memory / Core interface||128-bit DDR|
|Pixels Per Clock||4|
|DirectX 3D Hardware||DirectX 9|
|RAMDAC||Dual 400MHz RAMDACs|
|Output options||DVI-I Output / TV Output / VGA Output|
|Maximum resolution||2048×1536 @ 85Hz|
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In a very competitive market many video card manufacturers differentiate
themselves through their bundled games and extras among other things. Albatron
includes a decent game and a demo disk with their GeForce FX 5700 Ultra video
card, and along with that includes the essential cables and installation manuals.