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Albatron FX5700P Turbo Albatron FX5700P Turbo: Today we'll be looking at Albatron's entry level video card powered by the FX5700.
Date: May 28, 2004
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Unreal Tournament 2003 - Citadel No AA/AF

Note that all the results in UT2003 are based on average FPS and run at maximum detail.

Both of these card are doing pretty well at no AA/AF, though at all three resolutions, we can see a gap of five to eight frames per second in favour of the Albatron FX5700P Turbo.

Unreal Tournament 2003 - Citadel 2xAA/8xAF

When we kick AA and AF on, we used to see a large drop in performance, but with the newer cards, they seem to handle it well. There is a larger percentage of lost performance on the older FX5600 though.

Unreal Tournament 2003 - Citadel 6xAA/8xAF

At 6xAA/8xAF, we can see the performance of both cards decline really fast. Neither card will be very playable at this level of AA/AF.

Unreal Tournament 2003 - Inferno No AA/AF, 2xAA/8xAF, 6xAA/8xAF

As I expected... the scores are a little lower then the Citadel since there is more going on. The Albatron FX5700P Turbo is still very playable however without AA/AF enabled. Things get a little choppier at 2xAA/8xAF, but the game should be alright for casual gamers at 1024x768. Online gaming should be avoided at 6xAA/8xAF at any resolution as there are just too many dropped frames and sluggish performance in general.

Unreal Tournament 2003 - Antalus No AA/AF, 2xAA/8xAF, 6xAA/8xAF

We still see the same scaling with each bump in AA/AF. In terms of Unreal Tournament 2003, the single player is playable up to 1600x1200, but only without AA/AF. With AA/AF enabled, 1024 seems to be the sweet spot, but I wouldn't play online with 6xAA/8xAF as you'll spend more time dead than fragging.

Max Payne 2 - No AA/AF

1024x768
1600x1200
Albatron FX5700P Turbo
50.37
36.12
XFX 5600 Ultra
45.62
27.69

Max Payne 2 - 2xAA/8xAF

1024x768
1600x1200
Albatron FX5700P Turbo
46.23
28.09
XFX 5600 Ultra
41.67
22.29

Max Payne 2 - 6xAA/8xAF

1024x768
1600x1200
Albatron FX5700P Turbo
22.37
15.17
XFX 5600 Ultra
17.32
11.78

At both no AA/AF and 2xAA/AF, the sweet spot is 1024x768. 1600x1200 is simply too choppy to be enjoyable, and forget about enabling AA/AF at that resolution.

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