Chris Angelini van Sharky Extreme heeft een preview gemaakt van de Elsa Gladiac GeForce2. Het kaartje heeft niks bijzonders afgezien van speciale drivers, maar het heeft wel een goede eigenschap: het wordt waarschijnlijk de eerste GeForce2 die we in de winkel kunnen vinden :
The board we received wasn't the final shipping version, but the performance is supposedly indicative of what the retail product will deliver when it hits store shelves this week. Centered on the GeForce2 GTS, of course, the GLADIAC will initially sport 32MB of DDR RAM with a 64MB version to be released in the end-of-May to mid-June timeframe. Like the GeForce 256-based ErazorX before it, the GLADIAC will feature a 350MHz RAMDAC and support for AGP 4x/2x/1x and fast writes (if this sounds a little familiar, just remember that the GeForce2 GTS is a spring refresh of the GeForce 256). There will also be a PCI version out mid-June.
[..] When Intel's Pentium III line moved to a .18-micron process, the big question was, "how high can I overclock one of these?" Now that NVIDIA's GeForce2 has made the same transition we find ourselves asking that very question. Different combinations of memory and core speeds provided varying levels of stability, but the ELSA card we were given seemed to perform best at 235MHz core/370MHz memory. We ran a quick High Quality test at 1600x1200 in Quake III to determine what performance the overclocked frequency setting would unleash.