hjs meldt dat naast Sharky Extreme nu ook AnandTech een review heeft geschreven van de Elsa Gladiac GeForce2 GTS. Ze hebben niks bijzonders te melden, maar aangezien het van AnandTech is, zal het wel de moeite van het lezen waard zijn :
Although we did not expect much from the Infineon SGRAM chips due to the overall poor success we had experienced with them in the past, we were extremely surprised to find that the memory clock ships at a speed of 333 MHz. In a few of our DDR GeForce 256 cards, we had problems even getting the memory clock from the stock 300 MHz to the rated speed of 333 MHz. Previously, our maximum overclocked memory speed in the Infineon chips was about 350 MHz. When we pushed up the ELSA GLADIAC's memory speed, we were shocked to see it run stable at a blazing 375 MHz (187 MHz DDR). It seems that Infineon may have had some manufacturing problems present in the chips previously used on DDR GeForce cards- problems corrected with these new batches. This is most likely the reason for NVIDIA upping the memory speed to 166 MHz (333 MHz DDR) as opposed to the 150 MHz memory speed set in the GeForce 256 (300 MHz DDR). It is a good thing too: as the GeForce GPU gets faster and faster, the memory bus becomes the real bottleneck. By increasing the memory clock speed from 333 MHz to 375 MHz, performance was able to take a large step forward.
[...] Being the first card on the shelf has its advantages as well as its disadvantages. As far as advantages, you could be the first person on your block with a GeForce 2 GTS- what more could you ask for? The disadvantage is the high premium you will pay to be that kid on your block. With respect to GeForce 2 GTS cards, the ELSA GLADIAC seems to be a very strong and powerful card. Although it lacks some advanced features found on soon to be released cards, such as extraordinary cooling like on the new Guillemont card, it makes up for these lost features by not only being the first GeForce 2 GTS card available but also including other perks, such as a 6 year warranty and a neat video-in upgrade. Also, as was the case with the ELSA ERAZOR X series, the 2D image quality of the GLADIAC is very good.