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INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA

"Inno3D GeForce 5200 Ultra Review testing Inno3D GeForce 5200 Ultra against MSI GeForce4 Ti4200, XFX GeForce 5200 and 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

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

RETURN TO CASTLE WOLFENSTEIN

800x600

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA167
MSI GEFORCE4 TI4200182
XFX GEFORCE 5200151
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200158

1024x768

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA152
MSI GEFORCE4 TI4200168
XFX GEFORCE 5200112
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200112

1280x1024

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA135
MSI GEFORCE4 TI4200151
XFX GEFORCE 520092
SAPPHIRE RADEON 920090

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

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

IXBT Benchmark
High Quality Setting
Geometric Detail High
Texture Detail High
Texture Quality 32Bit
Trilinear Filtering
Simple Shaders Disabled
Compressed Textures Disabled
Light Flares Enabled
Wall Marks Enabled
Dynamic Lights Enabled
Identify Target Enabled
Sync Every Frame Disabled
Simple Items Disabled

COMMENT "This is one of the games based on the Quake engine I was talking about earlier. MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 is the fastest video card for this game, it seems like MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 really loves Quake based games."


SERIOUS SAM SE

CITADEL

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA61
MSI GEFORCE4 TI420075
XFX GEFORCE 520046
SAPPHIRE RADEON 920071

ELEPHANT ATRIUM

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA69
MSI GEFORCE4 TI420049
XFX GEFORCE 520047
SAPPHIRE RADEON 920062

GRAND CATHEDRAL

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA69
MSI GEFORCE4 TI420057
XFX GEFORCE 520042
SAPPHIRE RADEON 920058

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

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Resolution
Fullscreen Enabled
Extreme Quality Settings
Large Texture Size
Optimal Texture Quality
Detail Textures Enabled

COMMENT "Now we are using a game which ISN'T based on the Quake engine and what a mixed result we get especially for MSI GeForce4 Ti4200. The Inno3D GeForce 5200 Ultra is able to win 2 out of the 3 tests and manages to deliver over 60fps in all 3 of the tests. Notice how MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 does very well in the Elephant Atrium test but then drops below Sapphire Radeon 9200. The reason for this is because the extreme settings uses anisotropic filtering and as seen earlier MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 takes a large performance hit with anisotropic filtering enabled."


UT 2003

800x600

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA122
MSI GEFORCE4 TI4200145
XFX GEFORCE 520096
SAPPHIRE RADEON 920077

1024x768

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA86
MSI GEFORCE4 TI4200100
XFX GEFORCE 520064
SAPPHIRE RADEON 920051

1280x1024

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA59
MSI GEFORCE4 TI420066
XFX GEFORCE 520043
SAPPHIRE RADEON 920035

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

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Antalus Benchmark
Flyby Setting
Character Shadows Enabled
Decals Enabled
Dynamic Lighting Enabled
Detail Textures Enabled
Projectors Enabled
Foliage Enabled

COMMENT "Everything now returns to normal with MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 outperforming Inno3D GeForce 5200 Ultra by quite a large margin. Notice how poorly Sapphire Radeon 9200 is doing compared to even XFX GeForce 5200."


UT 2003

800x600

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA57
MSI GEFORCE4 TI420060
XFX GEFORCE 520055
SAPPHIRE RADEON 920051

1024x768

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA53
MSI GEFORCE4 TI420058
XFX GEFORCE 520041
SAPPHIRE RADEON 920036

1280x1024

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA38
MSI GEFORCE4 TI420043
XFX GEFORCE 520028
SAPPHIRE RADEON 920025

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

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Antalus Benchmark
Botmatch Setting
Character Shadows Enabled
Decals Enabled
Dynamic Lighting Enabled
Detail Textures Enabled
Projectors Enabled
Foliage Enabled

COMMENT "This is pretty much the same result as seen in the above ut2003 flyby benchmark. Let's see what will happen if we enable 4x FSAA and 8x Anisotropic filtering."


UT 2003
4x FSAA & 8x ANISOTROPIC

800x600

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA32
MSI GEFORCE4 TI420023
XFX GEFORCE 520021
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200N/A

1024x768

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA21
MSI GEFORCE4 TI420015
XFX GEFORCE 520014
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200N/A

1280x1024

INNO3D GEFORCE 5200 ULTRA14
MSI GEFORCE4 TI420010
XFX GEFORCE 52009
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200N/A

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

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Antalus Benchmark
Botmatch Setting
Character Shadows Enabled
Decals Enabled
Dynamic Lighting Enabled
Detail Textures Enabled
Projectors Enabled
Foliage Enabled

COMMENT "All of the video cards are struggling. None of the video cards reach 60fps and only Inno3D GeForce 5200 Ultra even gets to 30fps. MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 and XFX GeForce 5200 are unplayable at all of the resolutions tested. Sapphire Radeon 9200 was unavailable when we decided to do this test."


CONCLUSION "The Inno3D GeForce 5200 Ultra offers good anisotropic filtering performance and image quality. The video card was very stable and there are no problems to report. Although it doesn't usually beat MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 it's performance is still very good and much better than most budget cards. It's DX9 compatibility makes it much more future proof than MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 and Sapphire Radeon 9200. All future drivers versions will be optimised for the whole GeForce range and performance will most likely increase further."

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