Itsme! schrijft dat er bij Anandtech weer een leuke review te vinden is. Eerst gaan ze eens uitgebreid in op de impact van meer fillrate of meer bandbreedte en daarna hebben ze nog een stuk of 10 pagina's vol weten te schrijven over het nut (of het ontbreken ervan) van een 64 MB GeForce II kaart. De bekende conclusie luid: 64 MB is nu eigenlijk nog niet echt interessant, maar voor de mensen die niet elke 6 maanden een nieuwe kaart kopen kan de extra 32 MB en 100 dollar een goede investering voor de toekomst zijn:
As the performance numbers show, the extra 32 MB of memory (as well as $70-$100) results in a very nominal performance increase of about 8% only at very high colors and resolutions when in Quake III Arena. The Unreal Tournament numbers show that the additional 32 MB of memory really does not do anything until 1280x1024x32, where performance increased up to 52%. $70-$100 seems a high price increase to pay for a large performance gain in one specific color depth and resolution and minor performance gains in all others.
In order to determine if the 64 MB GeForce 2 GTS is right for you, one needs to consider how often you wish to walk down the upgrade path. Many users may find it more economically sound to purchase a 32 MB GeForce 2 GTS card now and upgrade around the time of the NV20, slated to be released about a year from now. For those not interested in having top of the line performance no matter the cost, this path seems to make the most sense, as it seems that the 32 MB GeForce 2 GTS, with its S3TC texture compression, will be fine for games in the not so distant future.
A different path, however, should be taken by those who either want the best of the best now and are still willing to upgrade in a year and those who want to upgrade now and hold onto their investment for a longer period of time. For the user who wants the best of the best and is going to upgrade in about a year regardless, go with the 64 MB GeForce. While it dose not make that large of a difference now, future games will only increase the performance gain experienced with the additional 32 MB of memory. For the user who wishes to upgrade now to the best and hold on to their investment the longest, the 64 MB GeForce 2 GTS makes the most sense once prices fall within obtainable ranges. Once again, a user who wishes to retain his/her card for a long period of time will not regret the additional memory that the 64 MB card has to offer.