Gamers Depot heeft een review klaar van de Aopen PA256 Deluxe GeForce2 GTS kaart met TV-Out. Zoals bekend heeft dit model een speciale BIOS waarme je de kaart kan overklokken e.d. Voor de rest gewoon een standaard GeForce2 waar uiteraard niks mis mee is . Hieronder de conclusie:
Once again, we have a solid card with no weird quirks Ė at least with the hardware. This is probably a complaint that only a reviewer would have, but the one thing that bugged me about this package was the lack of uninstall capability for the OpenGPU utility. OpenGPU starts up when Windows loads, and then looks for the OpenBIOS on the graphics card. Even when I changed back to the Detonator reference drivers, the OpenGPU utility started looking for the BIOS. Itís not in the Startup directory, the Add/Remove control panel has no record of it, so dumping it requires a nice visit with RegEdit. When I have to change cards to test them out, this is a needless pain. For the normal user, this will be a big pain down the road if they install a new graphics card and the OpenGPU software starts making life difficult for them. The solution for fixing this is not very obvious to most people.
This is a decent card, and I expect the prices to be among the lower ones although I canít confirm that right now. The OpenBIOS is an intriguing feature, but itís up to the end-user to decide if that will make or break the purchase decision for them. If you are a real propeller-head, you will like this card for the tweak factor. If you donít really want to mess with the card but want a GeForce2, you can pick just about any other card out there that weíve reviewed so far. Again, with all the GeForce2 cards out there, itís really just coming down to price and little features.