Comparison of Graphics Cards with NVIDIA's RIVA TNT Chip

Creative Labs Graphics Blaster RIVA TNT

Creative's version of a RIVA TNT card looks a bit similar to the Asus card, but the lack of an active cooling device as well as an optional video out feature already show, that Creative didn't have the high-end customer in mind when designing the GBRT. As in case of the Diamond card, the memory is only good for a maximum of 115 MHz, although Creative supplies this card with a little tool to overclock the memory. The passive heat sink is not as bad as in case of the Elsa or STB board, but Hercules and Asus showed how to do it better.

The driver of the GBRT leave little to be desired, you can tweak a huge amount of settings, alas there's no way of changing the refresh rate without using the normal Windows98 'Adapter'-settings.


The Graphics Blaster RIVA TNT is an average board for an average price with average features and average performance. I guess it's the right TNT card for anyone who feels average enough for it.