Date: November 22nd, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Albatron
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Under the microscope today is Albatron's economical entry into the PCI Express videocard market. While the newer PCI Express videocards are slowly making their way into the market, more people are looking for economical alternatives if they don't need fast gaming associated with the higher end options with equally high pricetags.
With only 128megs of onboard memory and a 128bit memory interface, this card out of the box will not be a screamer for the Half Life and Doom 3 FPS game lovers, but may be a viable alternative for the average everyday computer user with a taste for older and less power dependent games.
ALBATRON CORPORATE PROFILE
It would be the beginning of 2002 before the name Albatron would first be heard along corporate corridors, but one must go back to 1984 to trace the true birth of the company. Starting out as Chun Yun Electronics, the company was primarily a display manufacturer, producing wide-screen multimedia monitors, rear projection systems, TVs, and plasma displays. The change in name to Albatron signalled the dawning of a new product line and a new direction.
From our initiation, it was clear to us that to succeed we would need to be strong. This strength comes to us through our personnel. In screening applicants, we look for people who show creativity, passion and the entrepreneurial spirit. We expect and ask a lot from our personnel but then we give a lot in return. Albatron operates on a platform of mutual respect and understanding that flows from upper management to project leaders, from engineers to sales and marketing specialists, from production personnel to all the support people, and back around.
Our greatest focus and driving force is you our customer. We consider it our duty to deliver the products you want at the right time and provide support when you need it. But above all, we're here to ensure that your evolving needs--no matter how small--are taken care of.
PRODUCT FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
Albatron's PC5750 Chipset Features
-Powered by nVIDIA GEFORCE PCX5750 GPU
-PCI 16X with PCI express Texturing and Fast Writes
-CineFX engine supports DirectX9.0 & OpenGL1.5
-NVIDIA Digital Vibrance Control 3.0
-D-Sub, DVI and TV-out Ports
-Supports nView Technology
PCX5750 Chipset Features
PCI Express is a new Intel bus architecture that doubles the bandwidth of the AGP 8X bus, delivering over 4 GB per second in both upstream and downstream data transfers.
(1)Pixel Shader 2.0+ for long programs up to 1024 instructions
(2)Vertex Shader 2.0+ for long programs with up to 65,536 instructions Enables stunning, cinematic-quality special effects, assures game compatibility because it is the most complete implementation of DX9, and it makes shading programs run faster
(3)Delivers film-quality effects and studio-quality color for every application.
3. Architected for Cg
Ensures that the newest, cutting-edge special effects in applications will run flawlessly. It also can speeds up content creation so game developers can get their new games out to PC users faster than ever before.
4. NVIDIA nView multi-display technology
Connect and control multiple displays for the ultimate in viewing flexibility