BXBoards heeft een tweetal Gold Finger Devices van Trinity Micro mogen ontvangen, het eerste model en de nieuwe GFD met het "Northwind" design, die kwalitatief een graadje beter is (geen draadjes meer aan de achterkant). Hieronder een gedeelte, lees hier meer.
Well, being that both seem to operate the same, one may opt for the older device, being that he or she can save a few bucks. I personally recommend the newer Northwind GFD, because of two big differences. First of all, the Northwind is a fully fabbed solution, which means there are none of the wires that go along with the old device. Second of all, the quality of resistors used on the Northwind is higher. I think that the Northwind device will outlive the old Gold Finger Device. (Will they both outlive one's Athlon 500? Well, probably, so it's all relative.) With those two improvements come two drawbacks. #1) The DIP switches on the Northwind are much smaller. They require a fine ball point pen or small blade to alter the device's settings. This is not a big deal to me, but it is a slight hassle. #2) The settings for half of the DIP switches are read left-to-right, while the other half are read right-to-left. This was a little confusing at first, but in the end, it wasn't that significant as well. All-in-all, the Northwind GFD is a vast improvement over the first Gold Finger Device. I would suggest that anyone considering purchasing a GFD from Trinity Micro spend the extra $10 and go with the Northwind GFD. It is a higher quality device. If you are interested in getting more information about Trinity Micro's Gold Finger Devices, or you are interested in ordering yourself a Gold Finger Device, just head on over to their website: http://trinitymicro.hypermart.net/. Again, the Northwind GFD is $55, ground shipping included.