Alex van Sharky Extreme heeft een preview van de Guillemot Maxi Gamer Xentor kaart geupt. Dit model heeft 16Mb RAM en is gebaseerd op de TNT2 chip en loopt op 125/166MHz mem/core. Een stuk uit de preview:
Guillemot isn't specifically pitching the Xentor 16MB to the 'serious' gamer. For that they've suggested (as we would) that you use their 32MB UltraTNT2 product instead. In any case, the Xentor 16MB was still pleasantly capable in gaming conditions under 32-bit. Expendable was fast, fluid and of course crisper than at 16-bit and playing the demo of KingPin resulted in respectable frame rates. The performance hit on the Xentor 16MB when switching from 16-bit to 32-bit color depths was slightly greater than it was on the Viper V770. But this is a result of the 16MB amount of SDRAM instead of the Viper's 32MB as well as the reduced clock speeds, which reduce the fill rate. The Forsaken benchmarks were plenty fast enough at 32-bitů Our advice is not to expect too much from a lower-end CPU when playing at 32-bit. The TNT2 is still pretty CPU dependant and scaling down to anything lower than a Pentium II 300MHz really isn't where it performs at its best. Having said that, 16-bit is still plenty fast enough on a lower-end system.