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GeForce2 MX Shootout

Contestant Overview

I've compiled a comparison table as a quick reference for you to compare each of the boards.

ProductMemoryVideo outputsMisc. NotesPrice
Asus V7100 2V1D32 MB 6ns SDR DRAM2 VGA, 1 DVI-IExcellent output options, no TV-out, premium price.$189
ELSA Gladiac MX32 MB 6ns SDR DRAMOptional purchase.Still hasn't shipping and street price is higher than expected.$199
Leadtek WinFast GeForce2 MX32 MB 6ns SDR DRAM1 VGA, 1 S-VideoS-Video quality is low.$149
MS StarForce 81632 MB 6ns SDR DRAM1 VGA, 1 S-VideoBest TV-out quality.$149
Prolink PixelView GeForce2 MX32 MB 6ns SDR DRAM1 VGA, 1V-Video, 1 CompositeExcellent price, questionable availability.$129
SUMA GeForce2 MX32 MB 6ns SDR DRAM (6ns tested, 5.5ns shipping)2 VGA, 1 S-VideoExcellent output options, possibly shipping faster memory, limited availability.$149

Table notes:

  • ELSA's Gladiac still hasn't shipped and is on backorder. Also, the price on the street has actually risen from the expected $189 to $199 and only one store I found was pre-selling.
  • The Prolink PixelView card might be a pain to get a hold of as they're not carried in many stores that I know of in the US.
  • The SUMA board will be unavailable to many of us because of limited availability. SUMA also claims to be shipping a faster SDR version upon release.