BFG Technologies Asylum GeForce FX 5700 Ultra - 128MB
NVIDIA Detonator XP Driver Version 52.16
VIA Hyperion 4in1 v4.49 drivers
32-Bit Color / Onboard Sound / Vsync Disabled
Windows XP Professional w/ Service Pack 1 / DirectX 9b
The BFG 5700 Ultra was overclocked to 545MHz
Core Clock Frequency and 950MHz Memory Clock Frequency for the entire
An ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 9800Pro is also
benchmarked purely as a point of reference. I cannot stress enough that this
is NOT to be taken as an apples-to-apples comparison between the two cards.
I would need an ATI 9600XT (or equivalent) in order to do a direct
comparison of two products in the same price category and market segment.
However, the 9600XTs were not as available to me as the 5700 Ultras were.
Additionally, regarding IQ (image quality) comparisons the performance/3D
architecture differences are a moot point from the perspective of purely
comparing image quality between the two.
183MHz Front Side Bus
Memory Timing 4-2-2
CAS Latency 2
Test System Information
WCPUID screenshot from my system
Below is screenshot of the Auto-detect results for this card. Keep in mind
that the default factory settings are 475/900. As stated earlier, I ultimately
decided on 545/950 as I experienced some slight artifacting as the memory clock
52.16 Drivers - Auto-detect Results
In my last review I chose not to use any synthetic
benchmarks. Well, for this review I decided to include 3DMark 2003 partially
just out of curiosity and also from some reflection after having read this
benchmark editorial referenced here a week ago. The latest version of FRAPS (2.0) was used to
determine the minimum, average and maximum frames per second (FPS) as well as
used for taking in-game screen shots. Also, 32-bit color depth was used for all
tests and the maximum graphical settings were always used for every game.
It's worth repeating that the BFG
Technologies ASYLUM GeForce FX 5700 Ultra is not intended, nor expected, to
compete head-to-head with the ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 9800Pro in the following
benchmarks. The 9800Pro has a 256-bit memory interface, 8 pixels per clock
(versus 4 with the 5700 Ultra), etc, etc.