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XFX GEFORCE 5200

"XFX GeForce 5200 review testing the new XFX GeForce 5200 against Gainward GeForce4 MX 440. Software used for testing was:- 3dmark 2001 SE, 3dmark 2003, Quake 3, Serious Sam SE and Unreal Tournament 2003."
XFX GEFORCE 5200

GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON XP 2000
VIDEO CARD XFX GEFORCE 5200
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440
NVIDIA DRIVER DETONATOR v43.45
MOTHERBOARD ASUS A7S333
MEMORY 512MB SAMSUNG PC2100 DDR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS XP
DIRECTX VERSION v9.0a

QUAKE 3

XFX GEFORCE 5200

800x600184
1024x768158
1280x1024137

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440

800x600175
1024x768140
1280x1024119

800x600 1024x768 1280x1024

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Four.dm68 Benchmark
32Bit Colour Depth
Texture Compress Disabled
Lightmap Lighting
High Geometric Detail
Full Texture Detail
Trilinear Texture Filtering

COMMENT " XFX GeForce 5200 wins this test by between 9 and 18fps ahead of Gainward GeForce4 MX 440. Both video cards performed well and delivered very playable results at all of the resolutions tested."


QUAKE 3
2x FSAA

XFX GEFORCE 5200

640x480182
800x400160
1024x768116

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440

640x480168
800x400130
1024x76886

640x480 800x600 1024x768

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Four.dm68 Benchmark
32Bit Colour Depth
Texture Compress Disabled
Lightmap Lighting
High Geometric Detail
Full Texture Detail
Trilinear Texture Filtering

COMMENT "This 2x fsaa test starts to show the real power of XFX GeForce 5200, it manages to stay ahead of Gainward GeForce4 MX 440 by between 14 and 30fps. Once again the high resolution performance of XFX GeForce 5200 is superior to Gainward GeForce4 MX 440."


QUAKE 3
4x FSAA

XFX GEFORCE 5200
640x480155
800x600117
1024x76874

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440

640x480104
800x60073
1024x76847

640x480 800x600 1024x768

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Four.dm68 Benchmark
32Bit Colour Depth
Texture Compress Disabled
Lightmap Lighting
High Geometric Detail
Full Texture Detail
Trilinear Texture Filtering

COMMENT " XFX GeForce 5200 stays ahead of Gainward GeForce4 MX 440 by between 27 and 51fps. XFX GeForce 5200 at 1024x768 performs better than Gainward GeForce4 MX 440 at 800x600 which is impressive."


QUAKE 3
2x ANISOTROPIC 4x FSAA

XFX GEFORCE 5200

640x480153
800x600113
1024x76872

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440

640x480100
800x60071
1024x76847

640x480 800x600 1024x768

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Four.dm68 Benchmark
32Bit Colour Depth
Texture Compress Disabled
Lightmap Lighting
High Geometric Detail
Full Texture Detail
Trilinear Texture Filtering

COMMENT "We decided to add anisotropic filtering into the mix to see what would happen. Although XFX GeForce 5200 can do 2x, 4x and 8x anisotropic filtering Gainward GeForce MX 440 can only do 2x which is what we have used here. This is pretty much the same result as seen in the 4x fsaa test above, this time each video card takes a slightly larger performance hit due to using anisotropic."


QUAKE 3
ANISOTROPIC FILTERING

XFX GEFORCE 5200

2x ANISOTROPIC136
4x  ANISOTROPIC124
8x ANISOTROPIC116

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440

2x ANISOTROPIC134
N/AN/A
N/AN/A

2x ANISOTROPIC 4x ANISOTROPIC 8x ANISOTROPIC

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Four.dm68 Benchmark
32Bit Colour Depth
Texture Compress Disabled
Lightmap Lighting
High Geometric Detail
Full Texture Detail
Trilinear Texture Filtering

COMMENT "I was expecting better anisotropic filtering performance from XFX GeForce 5200, with anisotropic filtering enabled it's performance suffers like previous geforce video cards."

XFX GEFORCE 5200

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PAGE 2 QUAKE 3 AND SERIOUS SAM SE
PAGE 3 UT 2003 AND SERIOUS SAM

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