HardwareCentral wierp een kritische blik op de performance van nVidia's GeForce2 GTS chip. Zoals we al eerder hebben gehoord is de snelheid ten opzichte van de GeForce DDR meestal vrij gering vanwege de geheugen bottleneck waar de GeForce nog steeds mee kampt. Er werd verder ook gekeken naar AGP 4x performance en CPU schaling van de kaart. Hier een hap uit de conclusie voor je, lees hier de rest.
So what do all these tests mean? Though the GeForce2 GTS is extremely impressive on paper, the real-world benchmarks disappoint such high expectations. The GeForce2 theoretically has 3 times the fill-rate and nearly 2 times the T&L performance of the original GeForce, but in real world benchmarks prove the difference in performance is very slight. In our tests, we also showed that memory bandwidth is still a major issue with the GeForce2. The fastest memory currently on the market is still not fast enough to satisfy the fill-rate high resolutions. However, as 200MHz DDR memory starts to hit the market, you will most likely see board vendors putting them on the GeForce2 boards.
But in the end, there is really no question as to whether the GeForce2 GTS is the fastest card on the market. Even before it's release, NVidia held the performance crown. By releasing the GeForce2 GTS, NVidia did nothing but trump itself. Other companies may claim they have a better card, but NVidia is the only company that has been able to ship the product and have them on store shelves.
If you already have a GeForce card, especially DDR, we recommend you keep your card and wait for either the ATI Radeon 256 to come out this summer or wait for NVidia's next chip due out later this out. Though the GeForce2 GTS is only slightly faster than the GeForce DDR, if you want the fastest card on the market, look no further.