Back to the serious world of reviewing again. As we can see from this match up, there doesn’t seem to be one clear winner overall. The 9600XT clearly shows it’s domination where Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering comes into play, at times showing no major performance hit with these enabled. The Albatron FX5700 Ultra however seems to suffer pretty badly with Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering enabled in some cases. However, when it comes to actual game play, and this can only really be measured by the person sitting in front of the monitor, the 5700 Ultra seems to win where it comes to smoothness and quality of video. These two cards are clearly great performers and they excel in their own niche areas. It’s a tight race for the mainstream 3D graphics crown and as of now there is really no clear winner but the user who benefits from two great performers at prices that won’t break the bank.
My final thoughts of this video card are that Albatron has produced a clear winner here for the mainstream video card market. They have incorporated an attractive design with a creative cooling solution. The only drawbacks to this card are that it requires separate power from the PSU and its size. I can’t really fault Albatron on the size as it seems that just about every nVidia graphics card lately has been rather large. This includes the 5600 that we put up against the 9600XT in the previous review and the Leadtek 5900 Ultra that we just recently reviewed. The software bundled with the card is also great, the user gets some fun stuff to play with to see the performance firsthand. That’s if they can stop staring at the card long enough to actually install it in their computer.
Skrevet den 23. Jan 2004. Nyheden er læst 1057 gang(e).
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