We've typically had good luck overclocking Albatron
videocards in the past, and so I'd expect the GeForceFX 5700P Turbo would be up to
the challenge too.
tests, the core overclocking tests were started first. The core is clocked
at 425 MHz, only 25 MHz slower than the GeForceFX 5700 Ultra default clock. Not surprisingly
the Albatron GeForceFX 5700P Turbo had no problems hitting that mark.
After inching up a few MHz at a time, the core even broke 500 MHz - not too
bad for a value videocard! By the time things had evened out, we topped out just a bit
past 500 MHz (504 MHz specifically).
Upon removing the memory heatsinks it was evident
that the Albatron 5700P Turbo was equipped with Hynix 2.5ns BGA DDR RAM
modules (HY5DU28322). In theory this memory should be good up to 800 MHz, but whether they can run
at that speed remains to be seen.
Starting at 650 MHz, the memory clock speed was increased a few MHz at a time
to 700 MHz. Speeds higher than that would start to produce artifacts unfortunately. The RAM
heatsinks were not hot to the touch, so I can only guess at what was holding the
memory back from it's theoretical top speed.
As always, we will include the
overclocked results for this card for reference purposes, in the following pages
of benchmarks. To see the overclocked results for each of the other videocards
used in this review, please see each individual review on PCstats. Now, time for
|PCStats Test System Specs:|
Intel Pentium 4 3.0C
||15 x 200 MHz = 3.0 GHz|
Gigabyte 8KNXP, i875P
ATi Radeon 9800XT
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro
Asus Radeon 9600XT
MSI FX5950 Ultra-TD128
Albatron GeForceFX 5700P Turbo
2x 256MB Corsair TwinX 3200LL
||40GB WD Special Ed|
||NEC 52x CD-ROM|
||Vantec Stealth 470W|
WindowsXP Build 2600
Intel INF 5.02.1012
X2 The Threat
AA Test, AF and AA+AF Test
combining DirectX8 support with completely new graphics, it continues to provide
good overall system benchmarks. 3DMark2001SE has been created in cooperation
with the major 3D accelerator and processor manufacturers to provide a reliable
set of diagnostic tools. The suite demonstrates 3D gaming performance by using
real-world gaming technology to test a
system's true performance abilities. Tests include: DirectX8 Vertex Shaders,
Pixel Shaders and Point Sprites, DOT3 and Environment Mapped Bump Mapping,
support for Full Scene Anti-aliasing and Texture Compression and two game tests
using Ipion real-time physics.
numbers denote better performance.
see that the Albatron GeForceFX 5700P Turbo scores only about 1000 points lower
than the GeForceFX 5700 Ultra, despite a much lower overall clock speed. Not