Yep, alweer een TNT2 review. Alex "Sharky" Ross heeft nu de Ultra TNT2 kaart van Asus getest. Zoals we eigenlijk al wisten is het een vrij standaard TNT2 model, Asus heeft zich gewoon aan het reference design gehouden.
Although the 'branding' isn't quite as snazzy as the 'Viper' or the 'Dynamite' range, what matters is- what's under the hood. The AGP V3800 TVR and BASIC both use NVIDIA's TNT2 chipset, which is clocked at the default 125MHz speed. They both sport a 32MB SGRAM layout (clocked at 150MHz). The DELUXE version differs considerably, in that the UltraTNT2 chipset is used, clocked at 150MHz. In addition to the TV-Out and LCD port it also comes with a set of 3D Glasses. For the purpose of this review, we took the 'DELUXE' version for a spin.
ASUS has stuck by NVIDIA's reference design and other than the heat sink and fan combination, there's nothing too dramatic to report. The UltraTNT2 chipset remains extremely cool and its safe to say that NVIDIA's die-shrink to .25micron was a success. Most UltraTNT2 parts will ship out of the box at 150MHz/183MHz and indeed the ASUS 3800 DELUXE falls into this category. That's not to say that one can't overclock the product to 175MHz/200MHz because we very capably did just that- there were absolutely no lock ups, we might add. But for the purpose of this review we'll stick to the 'default' speed because that is the state the board will be in when you install it.
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