Hieronder een aantal nieuwe reviews van een stel GeForce videokaarten.
Ars Technica reviewt de ASUS V6600 GeForce Pure SGRAM en de SDR Deluxe versie:
We were happy to see such overclockable cards cross our bench. So many readers wanted us to review these cards that we got really fired up about their potential. In the end, however, I'd have to say that these cards didn't live up to their billing as demi-DDRs.
First, there's still the obvious issue of price. The Pure SGRAM model is just too expensive (indeed, I think that ASUS' SDRAM model is too expensive, too). Floating $50 above some other SDRs and only $40 below certain DDR models puts this card into a Limbo of sorts. If you're not looking to overclock, this card is a waste for you (but seriously, this card invites even Grandma to the overlocking party... it's so easy). If you are planning on pushing the limits, then factoring in the money saved by not needing to implement a custom cooling solution helps even the score, but not quite enough to put ASUS in the win-column. In all reality, I expect that buyers will continue to gravitate to the two extremes and forsake the middle for now, at least as long as the middle is as high as $220. Phunk aside, $220 is a lotta dough for an SDR. [break] TNFST heeft een review van de Guillemot 3D Prophet: [/break] As you can see, even the mighty GeForce takes a big hit in 32-bit. Over 30fps. That doesn't mean it's slow, in fact it's mighty fast, but I was hoping for less of a performance hit. Also remember that these scores won't hold true for all games. Different game engines don't have the same efficiency. In fact, as I've noticed, Quake III doesn't appear all that efficient at all.
Even with it's setbacks, this is one fast card. Unfortunately, it falls short of it's potential in higher resolutions and 32-bit color due to the SDRAM. Because of this, I can't honor it with an award. But, the DDRAM version, whenever I can review it, may manage to get that honor if it doesn't suffer as much from the SDRAM's fallbacks. [break]iXBT-Hardware maakt ons blij met een flinke review van de Gigabyte GA-GF2560 SDR: [/break] Summing up we can say that Gigabyte GA-GF2560 doesn't yield to its competitors at all. However, the general impression is slightly spoilt by the fact that this NVIDIA GeForce 256 based graphics card is equipped with slow SDR-memory. Besides, we didn't notice any peculiar features so typical of Gigabyte. In fact, it is pretty strange that the company launched a graphics card much later than its competitors but still didn't do anything to show off a bit against the general background.
We also don't know anything about the price of this graphics card because it is not so widely spread yet. We suppose that if its price is quite low, or even lower than that of the competing products, the card will undoubtedly be a success. But we have to note that the triumph won't last long anyway, because the cards with DDR memory are getting cheaper and cheaper and the gap between the cards with SDR and DDR memory is getting smaller and smaller… Very soon buying a card with SDR memory will be a total waste of money, don't you agree? [break]3DGPU heeft een review gebakken van de Leadtek WinFast
GeForce 256 DDR:[/break] I have to say, the Leadtek WinFast GeForce 256 impressed me. Not with it's blazing speed, because while it is extremely fast, it is no faster than any other GeForce 256 DDR card available. Not with it's software bundle which is rather anemic. Rather, the card impressed me with it's bang for the buck.
Starting with the addition of not only a S-Video cable, but also aS-Video/RCA splitter, and a RCA cable, Leadtek really gives you more for your dollar. Their tech support, while lacking phone support, was relatively quick and knowledgable. You get get all of this for under $265 over at CrazyPC while stock lasts or one of the new Revision B cards for $277. With any luck we can review one of those for you soon. That's what I like, great performance, relatively low price.