TNT2 reviews zijn er al zat geweest, maar op Tweakers is dit de eerste van de Gainward TNT2. Gainward is een Taiwanese moederbord en videokaart producent, niet echt bekend hier in de polder. Anyway, Sharky Extreme heeft de TNT2 kaart met 32MB van dit merk eens grondig onderzocht, check de review hier.
As depicted by the lovely charts on the preceding page the Gainward TNT 2 offers similar performance to other TNT 2's at the same clock which will hardly surprise anyone, as the difference between any two TNT 2's apart from Memory and Core clock is very small, if any.
Even though we have become quite accustomed to the high performance levels of the TNT 2, we are surprised to see that a regular TNT 2 actually isn't that much slower than a TNT 2 Ultra. The higher the memory and core clock of any given TNT 2, the higher the benchmark numbers. But the gaming experience remains pretty much the same regardless, especially if you settle for the "lower" resolutions available.
While we aren't offering any benchmarks from Quake 3 with this review we did indeed have a go at it and even in lengthy one on one sessions over a local LAN the Gainward TNT 2 offered superb performance as long as we didn't up the resolution too much. Other games we tested includes Star Wars: Racer, Star Wars: TPM, Quake I / II, Rollcage and Microsoft's Midtown Madness, and none gave us any grief when played on the Gainward TNT 2.