Albatron GeForce FX5700P Turbo Review
The Albatron GeForce FX5700P Turbo is a card with standard FX5700 GPU, nicer PCB, and better memory. A similar formula to that of Albatron’s first hit video card, the Ti4200P Medusa, a card that used the memory and PCB of a Ti 4600, but with a Ti4200 GPU.
There are many different niches in the graphics card industry. The one most popular to computer enthusiasts is of course the high-end graphic card sector, with retail pricing on cards usually set at $ 499 a piece. With prices this high, only the die hard and those with deep pockets can afford to buy those cards. There is also great demand for graphics cards that are in the $ 200 price range, cards that appeal to money oriented consumers looking to get the most performance for their dollar. An often overlooked but very interesting section of the market is the sub $ 150 sector, one that for both
NVIDIA and ATI produces the greatest amount of sales. Usually these cards come in a vanilla flavor, they do not include bundled games or extra accessories because the companies that make them want to keep prices as low as possible.
With that said, Albatron has recently announced a new graphics card, the GeForce FX5700P Turbo, a card that
Albatron says is “targeting consumers looking for great performance at nice prices.” These nice prices are in the sub $ 150 range, and unlike most cards in this sector, the card boasts its overclockability. In their press release, Albatron says “This card also employs BGA packaging for its memory using fast 2.8/2.5 ns DDR chips whose memory clock can also be overclocked to exceed 700 MHz,” this along with the large heat and memory sinks have made many consumers interested in this new rendition of the GeForce FX 5700 video card.
Essentially, the Albatron GeForce FX5700P Turbo is a card with
standard GeForce FX 5700 GPU, nicer PCB, and better memory… A similar formula to that of Albatron’s first hit video card, the GeForce 4 Ti4200P Medusa, a card that used the memory and PCB of a GeForce 4 Ti 4600, but with a GeForce 4 Ti 4200 GPU. We’ll be comparing the Albatron GeForce FX5700P Turbo to ATI’s own Radeon 9600XT, but before we get to the benchmarks, let’s take a closer look at the card.
|GPU|| NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700|
|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|
Package Content :
•Game Demo Disk
•Duke Nukem Manhattan Project
•Cyberlink PowerDVD & WinDVD Creator
•DVI to VGA Adapter
•S-Video to RCA Adapter
The Albatron GeForce FX5700P Turbo has a good bundle for its
price point, including a full game and DVD creating and playing software. Nothing spectacular, but the card’s bundle is