Hieronder nog een aantal GeForce 256 reviews die ik net bij elkaar heb geharkt. Ik heb er drie in de aanbieding:
Hercules 3D Prophet DDR-DVI @ Hardware Central:
With a $300 price tag, the DDR-DVI may not be within everyone’s budget. Those with slower processors may wish to consider an upgrade in that arena first. Likewise, those who don’t demand high resolutions or color depths may wish to look at an SDR board, and save quite a few bucks.
All in all, a quality board, for a competitive price. The Hercules 3D Prophet DDR-DVI is one of the faster DDR boards currently on the market, as well as arguably the most overclockable. Both Hercules and Guillemot are well known in terms of reliability, so owners of this card can rest assured they’re getting a high-quality product. Keep in mind, however, that if you’re set on a GeForce DDR board, we do encourage you to look around and attempt to find one that best suits your personal needs. All things considered, the 3D Prophet DDR-DVI is a card definitely worthy of consideration, and one I’d be proud to have in my rig.[break]Visiontek GeForce 256 Graphics Accelerator SDR @ Penstar Systems[/break]This particular card was not very overclockable, as it was only able to reach 135 Mhz core and 185 Mhz memory. Overclocking the GeForce was pretty much pointless, as most benchmarks showed an increase in 1 fps or less. To truly get any performance increase out of overclocking, the memory would have to be overclocked to at least 220 Mhz for us to see any appreciable difference in performance. As it is, no SDR GeForce product can achieve these numbers, only DDR solutions can really harness the complete power of the GeForce chip.
If you go on Pricewatch, and look for GeForce based cards, there is a very good chance that the cheapest boards will be from Visiontek, and rest assured that you are getting a good product. While it doesn’t have a bundle and only uses the reference drivers from NVIDIA, it is still a very solid card based on the fastest 3D processor around.[break]Elsa Erazor X2 DDR @ Voodoo Extreme[/break] The Erazor X2 is a GeForce DDR based board which means that along with being the fastest board, it is also one of the most expensive. The cheapest Erazor X2 board I could find on pricewatch was nearly $300. Of course, if TV-out is a concern the Erazor X2 may be worth the extra cost over other GeForce DDR boards but the poor overclocking is a downside no matter how you look at it. The Revelator 3D glasses may be ELSA's savior; they can be purchased for cheap with the Erazor X2. If you want 3D glasses to go along with the ultimate performance solution, the Erazor X2 is the DDR board to get.
The Erazor X2, along with other GeForce DDR solutions are the first and currently only boards which make 1024x768x32bit@60fps a reality. It is absolutely the fastest board available. On top of that, the GeForce packin' Erazor X2 has a blazing fast T&L engine, though its true potential is yet to be unleashed. If only the price of the board was around $25-$40 lower, ELSA would have the ultimate performance solution. Luckily, TV-out and Revelator deals may make the Erazor X2 the card of choice for that niche market.