iXBT Hardware heeft een review klaar van de Creative 3D Blaster Riva TNT2 M64. Nou dit is geen gewone TNT2 kaart, maar een gestripte versie. In plaats van de 128bit memory bus van de TNT2, heeft deze een memory bus van 64bit. Deze kaart heeft verder 16MB 7ns geheugen draaiend op 150Mhz, en de core draait op 125MHz.
Well, let's sum up. nVidia Riva TNT2 M64 is a very strange chipset, which can be positioned somewhere between nVidia Riva TNT and nVidia Riva TNT2. The only advantage of our hero over its fellows is the price. However, we can't say if the price-to-performance ratio of nVidia Riva TNT2 M64 based cards will be very attractive, because they are not supplied yet. But we are pretty sure that nVidia Riva TNT2 M64 can have any real future only if it costs as nVidia Riva TNT (or only a bit more).
Moreover, we don't quite understand what nVidia was aiming at with this new chipset. It seems that the company tries to bury the market under the whole bunch of various chipset mutants, which hardly differ. The saying of most PC manufacturers, which sounds as "The cheaper, the better!", doesn't fit here. (Of course, if nVidia Riva TNT2 M64 cost less than nVidia Riva TNT, we could probably justify the launching of this new chipset).
Well, and to conclude with we would like to give you good advice: be very attentive while buying a graphics card based on this chipset. TNT2 M64 is also a TNT2, so check the chipset modification before buying the card, otherwise you may be greatly disappointed with the purchase.