mr nice guy meldt dat Tommies Hardware Guide een review heeft gemaakt van de Gainward CARDEXpert GeForce2 GTS. Deze kaart is uitgerust met 64MB 5,0 ns DDR Ram wat standaard op 400MHz loopt. Aangezien het geheugen bij de GeForce2 de grote bottleneck is snel geheugen helemaal niet fout, zeker als je het geheugen dan ook nog eens kan overclocken naar 472MHz .
Gainward has certainly shown that it knows how to put its competition in the GeForce 2 GTS card arena to shame. While most card makers concentrate on crazy cooling solutions for a GeForce 2 GTS chip, which hardly benefits from overclocking whatsoever, Gainward stuck to a reasonable heat sink and added some kick-ass memory instead. The 5 ns DDR SDRAM from EliteMT makes the Gainward CARDEXpert GeForce 2 GTS/400 up to 50% faster than its competitors at high resolutions and true color. However, this added performance comes for a price. So far 5 ns DDR memory is rare and very expensive. You may have to pay some 100 bucks more than for an average GeForce 2 GTS card, which is also not exactly a bad performer.
Before some of you should get really excited about this card, I'd like to mention a few unanswered questions. As it seems to me, it's not quite clear yet when and in which volume the card will actually be released. This is obviously depending heavily on the availability of 5 ns DDR SDRAM in volume. We also don't know if all future CARDEXpert cards will be quite as overclockable as our sample. Gainward assured us however, that they guarantee 450 MHz memory and 220 MHz chip clock, which sounds very reasonable. Last but not least we should also not forget that NVIDIA will again have a new high-end chip coming out in the September/October time frame. This chip will most likely have overcome the current memory problems of GeForce 2 GTS.