iXBT Hardware heeft het tweede deel van hun uitgebreide GeForce 256 videokaarten vergelijking online geparkeerd. Toegevoegd zijn de tests van de Elsa Erazor X, Creative 3D Blaster Annihilator Pro, Asus V6600 Deluxe en de Leadtek WinFast GeForce 256 DDR. Hieronder maar vast de conclusie voor je:
Summing up we would like to single out ASUS AGP-V6600 (Deluxe), which takes the lead among the graphics cards with SDR-memory. However, these cards are still not that promising as those with DDR-memory. Only they can give the user to feel all the beauty of the 32-bit color at a relatively high speed. Here Leadtek WinFast GeForce 256 DDR proved the best. Of course, such cards still cost quite a lot of money, however, they are very likely to start getting cheaper pretty soon. Some 1.5 months ago the cards with SDR memory cost about the same, and today for $270-275 you can buy an accelerator which will save you time and trouble for minimum a year. And since the price difference between the graphics cards with SDR and DDR memory is constantly getting smaller, the first ones are very likely to slowly sink into oblivion. Of course, we wouldn't recommend buying DDR cards immediately since there is a tendency towards the reduction of their price. According to some reliable sources, they are about to cost some $200 by the beginning of February.
As far as the other cards are concerned, the resume about ELSA Erazor X sounds not so encouraging, actually, because the card fell behind all its competitors. Besides, the revision we had at our disposal was deprived of the praised ChipGuard technology. Both Creative cards stopped somewhere in the middle of the rating, although you can often come across some super overclockable pieces among the cards with DDR-memory.