GeForce FX 5200 Ultra Performance Analysis

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GeForce FX 5200 Ultra Performance Analysis
Detailed Benchmarks With NVIDIA's Value Gaming Card

By - Marco Chiappetta and Dave Altavilla
March 12, 2003


Now it's time for a few time-demos using the ol' standby, Quake 3 Arena.  This benchmark has been around for quite some time, and as a result, even "entry level" hardware tears right though this test.  In an attempt to keep things up to date, we installed the latest point release and ran the benchmarks with all of the in-game graphical options set to their maximum.

Benchmarks / Comparison With Quake 3 Arena v1.32
This is the song that never ends...

Games based on the Quake 3 engine always seem to run very well on NVIDIA hardware, don't they?  In this test, the GeForce FX 5200 Ultra smoked the Radeon 9000 Pro across the board.  With Antialiasing and Anisotropic filtering disabled, the GeForce FX holds onto the lead by a comfortable margin.  When AA and Aniso are enabled, the FX 5200 really spreads its wings and outpaces the Radeon 9000 by as much as 180%!  It's great to see a sub-$150 video card posting playable frame rates at 1600x1200 with AA and Aniso enabled.

A Few Screenshots & The Conclusion... 

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