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Reviewed: Annihilator Pro
Author: Kyle Maulden       Date: December 29th 1999
Page:   10


 
Final Breakdown

Installation:

Installing the Annihilator Pro was nice and simple. The only problem I had with installation was hooking up my decoder board, as the Annihilator doesn't even have a port for standard decoders.

Price:

Costing about $50 more than an SDR board, the Annihilator performs very well for what it costs. If you like running your games in high-resolutions, then a DDR board is what you'll fancy.

Performance/Features:

Although  the performance of the Annihilator Pro is way up there above SDR boards, you have to look at the features. For $5 more than the Annihilator Pro, you can buy a 3D Prophet DDR-DVI, which has S-video out, digital flat panel (DVI) out, as well as a standard DVD decoder port. And right now there's even a $20 rebate for all Prophet boards, which means it's $15 cheaper than the Annihilator, and you also get more features!

Overall:

This is a good board, hampered by lack of features and support, since Creative rushed it out on the market. And when you can purchase a board of equal performance, with more features, for less money, the only reason I can think of to purchase an Annihilator Pro is if you own a Dxr3 decoder.

Pluses (+)
  • Easy Installation
  • Fast as hell
  • Hardware T&L
  • Minuses (-)
  • No standard DVD decoder port
  • Lack of features like DVI and S-video out
  • Too much $$ for features
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    Added:  Wednesday, December 29, 1999
    Reviewer:  Kyle Maulden
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