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Reviewed: Outrageous 3D Graphics GeForce 2 GTS
Manufacturer: Absolute Multimedia
Product Type: Graphics Card
Price: $275
Overall Rating:
Author: Torsten Daeges  Date: August 2nd 2000

Software Choice

In addition to the included software, Absolute Multimedia lets its customers choose up to 3 more games through their website. Currently, the following titles are available: One of the coolest things about this is that you don't have to get all three games at once - you can also get one and wait a while to get the others.

Now that we've learned about the software part of the package, let's take a closer look at the hardware specifications:

  • nVidia GeForce256 2 GTS graphics engine
  • 200MHz Core Clock
  • RAMDAC/Pixel Cycle: 350 MHz
  • 32MB or 64MB DDR RAM
  • Memory Clock 166MHz (effectively 333MHz)
  • 1x/2x/4x AGP with fast writes
  • Standards: DPMS, DDC2B, Plug & Play
  • VESA BIOS 3.0 support
  • API Support: DirectX 6, DirectX 7, OpenGL
  • 2048 x 1536 pixels maximum resolution
  • Horizontal SYNC Signals: 31.5Hz - 108.5Hz
  • Vertical Refresh Rate: 60Hz - 240Hz
  • DVD Motion Compensation

Benchmarking the beast

Here are the specs of the test-machine:

  • Intel Celeron 466 Mhz
  • Asus P2B Slot 1 Board with 128 MB PC100-RAM
  • SoundBlaster Live! Value
  • Toshiba SD-M1212 DVD-drive (1R14-firmware)
  • Teac 532E CDROM

Sadly, this is the only system I could successfully test the board in. Since my Celeron isn't really high-tech anymore, I decided to get a Pentium III 700 from a local store. But after fighting with that damn machine for a day, I gave up. It constantly crashed, making benchmarking impossible. I'm sorry that the following benchmarks had to be made on such an old machine, but then again they're might be a lot of people still using this kind of computer out there - and it also allows us a look at how effective T&L manages to take load off the CPU.

To see how Absolute Multimedias Outrageous 3D Graphics GeForce 2 GTS performs on a faster machine as well as overclocked, I recommend having a look at the review GotApex made of the board, since they were able to test it on a PIII 550 at 880 Mhz.

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