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The BFG Asylum GeForce FX 5700 Ultra
128MBs, AGP 8X, and the Muscle to Get the Job Done!

By, Jeff Bouton
December 11, 2003

Performances Comparisons With Final Fantasy XI Benchmark 2 v1.01
Chocobos on the PC

Final Fantasy XI

Final Fantasy is a title that is well known to console gamers, but it appears that Squaresoft is ready to make the jump to the PC, with a MMORPG version of the classic. The demo version comes bundled with a benchmark, which displays a final score every time a full cycle is completed.  Although the demo is meant to check an entire system's readiness to play the game, the number of frames rendered in the demo scales well with different video cards installed.  Lower scores indicated some frames were dropped to complete the demo in the allotted time.  The scores below were taken with the demo set to "High Resolution" (1024x768), with anti-aliasing disabled. 

             BFG Asylum GeForce FX 5700 Ultra

With Final Fantasy, the BFG Asylum 5700 Ultra took a more commanding lead over the Radeon 9600XT, besting it by 260 points, a lead of approximately 6%.

Benchmarks / Comparison With Gun Metal
Transformers? Thexder? or is it Gun Metal?

Gun Metal

We continued our testing with the DX9 based Gun Metal benchmark developed by Yeti Studios. This benchmark, like all of the others used in this review, is based on an actual game engine. Gun Metal uses Vertex Shader 2.0 and Pixel Shader 1.1 ops in the creation of the game world.  This test is heavily GPU limited, and because Yeti's intent was to stress all modern 3D accelerators, anti-aliasing (2x) and Anisotropic filtering are enabled by default, and cannot be disabled.  We ran this test at 1024x768 and again at 1280x1024.

                BFG Asylum GeForce FX 5700 Ultra

                BFG Asylum GeForce FX 5700 Ultra

At both resolution, the BFG GeForce FX 5700 Ultra held a significant lead over the Radeon 9600XT in the Gun Metal tests.  When it comes to the higher-end models, however, the test results were virtually identical.

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