Bij ViaHardware vinden we reviews van de InnoVision Inno3D Tornado GeForce2 GTS 64MB en de Inno3D Tornado GeForce 2 MX kaart. De prestaties van deze kaarten zijn te vergelijken met die van de concurrenten, hoewel ze soms net een tikje sneller zijn. Beide kaarten kregen van de ViaHardware boys een 4.5/5 rating. Het mooiste echter is dat Innovision de kaarten voor een vriendelijke prijs aanbiedt. In de artikelen worden $289.99 en $115 genoemd voor respectievelijk de 64MB GTS en de MX. Of en wanneer deze kaarten op de Nederlandse markt verschijnen is niet bekend: op de Inno3D site staat (nog) geen Nederlandse importeur vermeld.
Inno3D is on a mission: to deliver the cheapest 3D accelerators to market without sacrificing features, bundle, or performance. The Inno3D Tornado GeForce2 GTS/64 closely follows this mantra. This is the third Inno3D accelerator to enter the VH Labs, and they have a habit of impressing me every time. Expectations are low, because of the rock-bottom pricing, but the product you get does not feel cheap in any way shape or form.
[...]The true beauty of the Inno3D Tornado GeForce2 GTS/64 is not apparent until one considers its retail price: $289.99. This clocks in far below the price of most manufacturer's 32MB cards, the Gladiac 32 itself retails for $329.99. The Tornado is no budget card, either, with features and a bundle easily up there with the best of them, excluding ASUS's V7700 Deluxe.
Do we recommend the Tornado GTS? Your damn right we do! If you are in the market for GTS, and only had the wallet for a 32MB, the Tornado GTS cannot be denied. The only drawback is its lack of availability on the market right now. However, Inno3D's presence in the market is building, and their GeForce2 MX card is showing up in many online outlets, notably OCIE.com. We can only hope the Inno3D Tornado GTS follows its little brother into the marketplace.[break]En de conclusie uit de Inno3D Tornado GeForce 2 MX review:[/break]It is fairly clear that for a price of $115, the Nvidia MX chipset will own the budget video card market. If you are a fan of fragging at High Resolutions you will want to go with the GeForce DDR or a GeForce 2 GTS, if your pocket-book allows. But for almost half the price of the DDR video card, you can have one excellent performing card. Also, if you are an overclocker, you can reach near-DDR speeds. With the launch of the MX chipset, Nvidia has a stong bid to dominate the low-end market. As the chipset ages, Nvidia simply has to release an MX with DDR memory to stay with the competition.
As far as the Inno3D GeForce 2 MX goes, the software bundle and the very low price ($115) will make it a card you can not overlook. The card blows away the similarly retailed price Viper II and Voodoo 3 3000. The card does not perform as well as the DDR, but then again, it's not supposed to. Plus, the fact that the MX is almost half the price of the DDR. Kudos to Nvidia for releasing a great chipset. After the release of the M64, I was worried Nvidia would flop again at the low-end. Kudos again to Inno3D for including great documentation and another outstanding software bundle. I would love to give the Inno3D MX 5/5 stars, but the lack of TV-Out or customized drivers, I am awarding the Inno3D GeForce 2 MX 4.5/5 stars.