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Reviewed: Elsa Gladiac
Author: Michael Ahlf       Date:June 25th 2000
Page:   8


 
Final Breakdown

Installation:

Installation of the Gladiac is pretty quick, since the board can be installed at any time and the software is a dialog-based install that pops up right from the CD. Nothing can really go wrong except that the drivers will of course need immediate replacement to get the full FSAA abilities.

Price:

For a basic GeForce2 board $329 is a little on the high side, and the software bundle doesn't quite come through since it's a mail order deal.

Performance/Features:

The Elsa software lineup is useful for those who really like tweaking their desktops, and the inclusion of an overclocking utility is a nice touch. The performance was exceptional -- memory overclock all the way to 380 MHz and core to 235 MHz stable is good. The bottom line with the card is that a lower end system will still benefit from the ability to push all the way to the performance of the processor, and can throw in FSAA for next to nothing in 16 bit color (which most older games are limited to). Upper end systems will enjoy pushing the card to its limitations. If it had 64 MB of memory, the 32-bit performance with FSAA would probably be better.

Overall:

It's a good buy for those who just want basic GeForce2 performance, good overclocking, and don't mind the lack of extra features.

Pluses (+)
  • Extremely fast

  • Overclocks very well

  • Minuses (-)
  • Not any extra features (TV-out for example).


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    Added:  Sunday, June 25, 2000
    Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
    Score:
    Page: 8/8

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