The Boards In Brief
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