IntroductionAlbatron needs no introduction in the graphics card market. Even though they entered this market just a few years ago, the reputation they have earned within this short period of time is remarkable. Today we bring to you one of their latest offerings, the FX5600P Turbo. Few months ago we reviewed the Ti4200P Turbo card from Albatron and the overclocking capabilities of that board made it capable of performing in the range of a Ti4600 board. If the same logic applies here, this card should be able to perform close to a FX5800. Well may be not quite, but it should at least stand out of the crowed from other FX5600 cards. Nevertheless read on to find out where exactly this board placed itself.The FX5600 series of cards are nVidia's newest additions to the mainstream market, introduced to compete with ATI's Radeon 9600. The FX5600 GPU has been implemented with DirectX 9 support, and is offered at a much lower price point, catering to a larger market. The FX5600 cards are based on the NV31 GPU, which nVidia claims is capable of bringing stunning cinematic effects thanks for a number of new features implemented on these cards. The CineFX engine fully utilizes DirectX 9, Pixel Shader 2.0, and Vertex Shader 2.0 to bring out stunning visual effects. The GPU is based on .13 micron technology and it uses DDR-1 memory to keep costs low. Keeping in line with maintaining a lower cost, the NV31 core architecture has been reduced to a 4 pixel pipeline. Nevertheless the FX5600 cards seem to offer quite a lot in return for what you pay for.Albatron's Gigi FC5600P Turbo is a more performance oriented card than the normal FX5600 cards. As mentioned before, from past experience the Turbo models they release offer some great punch in terms of overclocking ability, so we hope to see some exciting results from this card. First lets take a look at the specs and and in-depth look of the card.
GeForce FX 5600
AGP 8X / 4X
Serious Sam Motocross Mania
Here's some of the stunning image quality you can expect to see from your FX5600 based card.
Okay lets take a closer look at the card.