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INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA

"Inno3D GeForce 5200 Ultra Review testing the Inno3D GeForce 5200 Ultra against the MSI GeForce4 Ti4200, XFX GeForce 5200 and the Sapphire Radeon 9200. Software used during testing was:- 3dmark 2001 SE, 3dmark 2003, GLexcess, Quake 3, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Serious Sam SE and Unreal Tournament 2003."
INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA

Today we are testing the latest budget video card from Innovision the Inno3D GeForce 5200 Ultra. This video card uses the NV34 gpu from Nvidia and is clocked much higher than a regular GeForce 5200. The GeForce 5200 Ultra was released to replace the GeForce4 Ti4200 and to compete against the Radeon 9200 video cards from ATI. The Inno3D GeForce 5200 Ultra is a full DX9 video card unlike the GeForce4 Ti4200 which only supports DX8.

In this test we have decided to compare the Inno3D GeForce 5200 Ultra against the GeForce4 Ti4200 which is also from Nvidia. To show the performance increase when compared to budget video cards we have also included the Sapphire Radeon 9200 and the XFX GeForce 5200.


CineFX Engine

Powers cinematic effects beyond imagination. With advanced vertex and pixel shader capabilities, stunning and complex special effects are possible. In addition, increased horsepower delivers faster and smoother gameplay.

High-Precision Graphics

By combining the incredible dynamic range of today's state-of-the-art 3D motion pictures with 128-bit studio-precision colour, the GeForce GPUs bring you the industry’s best image quality for the most demanding applications.

AGP 8x

Provides double the bandwidth of AGP 4X—2.1GB/sec. vs. 1.1BG/sec. AGP 8x enables more complex models and detailed textures, creating richer and more lifelike environments. Uninterrupted data flow allows for smoother video streaming and faster, more seamless gameplay.

nView Multi-display Technology

The nView hardware and software technology combination delivers maximum flexibility for multi-display options, and provides unprecedented end-user control of the desktop experience.

Digital Vibrance Control (DVC)

Allows the user to adjust colour controls digitally to compensate for the lighting conditions of their workspace, in order to achieve accurate, bright colours in all conditions.

Architected for Cg

Ensures that the newest, cutting-edge special effects in applications will run flawlessly. Speeds up content creation so game developers can get their new games out to PC users faster than ever before.


NAME CHIPSET GPU SPEED MEMORY AGP SPEED
INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA NV34 325mhz 128Mb 650mhz DDR 8x
MSI GEFORCE4 TI4200 NV28 250mhz 128Mb 512mhz DDR 8x
XFX GEFORCE 5200 NV34 250mhz 128Mb 400mhz DDR 8x
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200 RV280 250mhz 128Mb 400mhz DDR 8x
NAME CHIPSET GPU SPEED MEMORY AGP SPEED

GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON XP 2500
VIDEO CARD INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA
MSI GEFORCE4 TI4200
XFX GEFORCE 5200
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200
ATI DRIVER CATALYST v3.5
NVIDIA DRIVER DETONATOR v44.90
MOTHERBOARD ASROCK K7S8X
MEMORY 512MB CRUCIAL PC2700 DDR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS XP
DIRECTX VERSION v9.0b

GEFORCE 5200U GEFORCE4 Ti4200 GEFORCE 5200 RADEON 9200
3DMARK 2001 SE 9119 10795 7656 6904
GAME 1 CAR CHASE (LQ) 125 162 103 91
GAME 1 CAR CHASE (HQ) 53 57 48 49
GAME 2 DRAGOTHIC (LQ) 158 191 124 103
GAME 2 DRAGOTHIC (HQ) 80 105 66 58
GAME 3 LOBBY (LQ) 136 143 121 110
GAME 3 LOBBY (HQ) 64 66 59 53
GAME 4 NATURE 50 63 35 32
COMMENT "The Inno3D GeForce 5200 Ultra puts in a good performance compared to the MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 even though it can't beat the MSI GeForce4 Ti4200. Both the Inno3D GeForce 5200 Ultra and the MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 are both clearly faster than the two budget video cards the XFX GeForce 5200 and Sapphire Radeon 9200."
GEFORCE 5200U GEFORCE4 Ti4200 GEFORCE 5200 RADEON 9200
3DMARK 2003 1819 1446 1431 1098
WINGS OF FURY 99 95 79 64
BATTLE OF PROXYCON 10 9 7 7
TROLL'S LAIR 8 9 6 8
MOTHER NATURE 10 N/A 8 N/A
COMMENT "The Inno3D GeForce 5200 Ultra wins this test easily and is 373points ahead of the other video cards. Even though the MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 can't run the mother nature dx9 test it can still beat the XFX GeForce 5200. This will be the last time 3dmark 2003 will be used for testing purposes because it's resulted are very inaccurate."

GL EXCESS

XSMARK

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA7311
MSI GEFORCE4 TI42006926
XFX GEFORCE 52005844
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200N/A

FILLRATE

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA7845
MSI GEFORCE4 TI42005908
XFX GEFORCE 52004783
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200N/A

POLYGON COUNT

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA8916
MSI GEFORCE4 TI42009588
XFX GEFORCE 52006296
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200N/A

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA MSI GEFORCE4 TI4200
XFX GEFORCE 5200 SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Resolution
Scene 1 Intro
Scene 2 Waver
Scene 3 Facescape
Scene 4 Exploding Logo

COMMENT "The Inno3D GeForce 5200 Ultra puts in a great performance with this benchmark, it delivered the highest xsmark and did especially well in the fillrate test. However the MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 was able to win the polygon count test. The reason the Sapphire Radeon 9200 has no results is because it was unavailable when we decided to expand the range of benchmarking programs we use for testing."


QUAKE 3

800x600

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA223
MSI GEFORCE4 TI4200232
XFX GEFORCE 5200212
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200194

1024x768

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA198
MSI GEFORCE4 TI4200215
XFX GEFORCE 5200259
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200135

1280x1024

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA174
MSI GEFORCE4 TI4200198
XFX GEFORCE 5200132
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200111

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA MSI GEFORCE4 TI4200
XFX GEFORCE 5200 SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

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

COMMENT "Now we start the important benchmarks which are the games benchmarks. As always we have started with Quake 3, although the Quake engine is now getting old it is still used in a wide range of different games. The Inno3D GeForce 5200 Ultra starts off strongly but as we increase resolution it drifts away from the MSI GeForce4 Ti4200. Let's turn on 4x FSAA and see what happens."


QUAKE 3
4x FSAA

640x480

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA180
MSI GEFORCE4 TI4200200
XFX GEFORCE 5200135
SAPPHIRE RADEON 920085

800x600

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA128
MSI GEFORCE4 TI4200153
XFX GEFORCE 520090
SAPPHIRE RADEON 920057

1024x768

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA84
MSI GEFORCE4 TI420098
XFX GEFORCE 520055
SAPPHIRE RADEON 920028

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA MSI GEFORCE4 TI4200
XFX GEFORCE 5200 SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200

ENCHMARK SETTINGS

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

COMMENT "With 4x FSAA now enabled it's clear to see the performance impact it's had on all of the video cards but especially the two budget video cards. The MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 puts in a very good performance and leaves the Inno3D GeForce 5200 Ultra behind. Notice how the two budget video cards are now even further behind."


QUAKE 3
4x FSAA & 8x ANISOTROPIC

640x480

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA152
MSI GEFORCE4 TI4200174
XFX GEFORCE 5200112
SAPPHIRE RADEON 920079

800x600

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA107
MSI GEFORCE4 TI4200124
XFX GEFORCE 520077
SAPPHIRE RADEON 920053

1024x768

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA73
MSI GEFORCE4 TI420081
XFX GEFORCE 520049
SAPPHIRE RADEON 920027

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA MSI GEFORCE4 TI4200
XFX GEFORCE 5200 SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

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

COMMENT "With 8x Anisotropic filtering as well as 4x FSAA enabled the two budget video cards are really starting to struggle now. The Inno3D GeForce 5200 Ultra and the MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 both manage to deliver respectable frame rates however the MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 is the faster of the two."


QUAKE 3
ANISOTROPIC FILTERING

2x ANISOTROPIC

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA177
MSI GEFORCE4 TI4200193
XFX GEFORCE 5200138
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200132

4x ANISOTROPIC

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA163
MSI GEFORCE4 TI4200170
XFX GEFORCE 5200126
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200128

8x ANISOTROPIC

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA152
MSI GEFORCE4 TI4200153
XFX GEFORCE 5200117
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200126

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA MSI GEFORCE4 TI4200
XFX GEFORCE 5200 SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

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

COMMENT "Anisotropic filtering improves image quality and with most modern video cards there is no reason to have it disabled. This test is designed to show the performance hit you will get with the different levels of anisotropic filtering. As you can see at the lower levels of anisotropic filtering the MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 is faster however at the highest level the Inno3D GeForce 5200 Ultra and the MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 are about equal. Incase your wondering the MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 takes a 62fps hit compared to the Inno3D GeForce 5200 Ultra's 46fps when 8x anisotropic filtering is enabled."

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA

PAGE 1 INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA INTRODUCTION
PAGE 2 GAMES SOFTWARE AND FINAL RESULT

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