ELSA Gladiac MX Review


Just about a month ago we brought you the NVIDIA GeForce2 MX review that promised to bring some serious pain to the competition of NVIDIA. Unlike its competition, this budget-conscience consumer graphics solution boasted true 3D performance, hardware T&L and optional video functionality, all for an affordable price.

ELSA was quick to pick up on this opportunity and did a speedy delivery as they bring us the Gladiac MX that is based on the GeForce2 MX chipset. With product in hand, we're finally able to compare the "real deal" to the competition instead of using the theoretical configuration, pricing and performance that the engineering sample provided us with.

We've gathered the competition that's moved into this market segment with all the recent changes going on, from the failure of the S3 Savage 2000 (bringing it from high end to low) and the release of the ATi Radeon (bringing the ATi Rage Fury MAXX down in price).

We'll see how the MX does against its older, similarly priced siblings as well so that you have as many options as possible. I realize that consumers in this part of the market can be very careful when it comes down to the actual purchase because not everyone has the pocketbook of Bill Gates.