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The Boards In Brief

The Magnificent Seven: GeForce3 Board Round-up
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As you will read in the following detailed reviews, each of the 7 boards offers different features. In terms of hardware, these differences run the gamut from a standard VGA output to sensible expansions such as video-in, TV-out or a DVI-connector for digital flat panels.

There are also differences in the software bundled - some manufacturers are content with a thoughtlessly modified NVIDIA reference driver. Others, however, offer tweak utilities, full version games or basic video-editing software.

We also observed differences in overclocking adaptability. Although all the products were furnished with 64 MB DDR SDRAM (access time 3.8 nanoseconds), some products obtained a higher OC maximum than others. Prices range from $330 to $400.

The following cards hit the testing grounds here at Tom's Hardware Lab:

  • Asus V8200 Deluxe
  • Elsa Gladiac 920
  • Gainward CARDEXpert GeForce3
  • Hercules 3DProphet GeForce3
  • Leadtek WinFast GeForce3
  • MSI Starforce822
  • Visiontek GeForce3
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