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Eight-Way GeForce FX 5900XT Shootout
By Vijay Anand
Category : Graphics
Published by Jimmy Tang on Friday, 11th June, 2004

Albatron FX5900XT

In our previous graphics card shootout, Albatron used to be one of the very few or the only one sporting a turquoise blue PCB, but in this GeForce FX 5900XT shootout, half the graphics cards were found having the same color! Looks like this a much favored color but that didn't stop Albatron's FX5900XT stand out from the competition with its superb overclocking edge. However, the price you have to pay for this X-factor is the cooler's high operating noise.

The graphics card’s cooler seems to have been from the GeForce 4 Titanium series with the same design that encompassed a copper base with aluminum fins.

Here’s a close-up of the cooler unit and the RAMsinks. The RAMsinks are stuck to the RAM chips via thermal tape.

Hynix 2.5ns RAM chips were the choice on the Albatron graphics card.

This is the standard rear-I/O faceplate we’ve been seeing on every GeForce FX 5900XT graphics card, so we shan’t be repeating this picture in other graphics cards.

This new SiI1162 DVI controller is essentially the reduced package size version of the common SiI164 that we’ve seen on numerous graphics cards to date.

Here's what is a list of what's found with every Albatron FX5900XT graphics card: -

  • S-Video Extension cable
  • Composite Extension cable
  • DVI to DB-15 converter
  • Albatron GeForce FX series manual
  • Driver CD
  • Software: InterVideo WinDVD Creator, InterVideo WinDVD 4
  • Games: Duke Nukem - Manhattan Project
  • Playable Game Demos: Age Of Wonders II, Max Payne, Zax, Beam Breaker and Rally Trophy.

    The bundled software was pretty much what we've come to expect and likewise the game bundle was exactly the same set that we've been nagging about. It's time for a game bundle refresh, but we're honestly not sure when that may come to pass. In the cabling and accessories department, an S-Video to Composite converter and a Y-power splitter were found lacking. Apart from these nitpicks and if you don't mind its noise, the Albatron FX5900XT is quite a satisfactory product overall and a good one for those aiming to overclock it to its maximum capability.

    You can’t miss Alabtron’s GeForce FX 5900XT on the display shelves.

    Another view of the Albatron FX5900XT graphics card.
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