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The Magnificent Seven: GeForce3 Board Round-up

Features Table

ManufacturerASUSELSAGainwardHerculesLeadtekMSIVisiontek
ModelAGP-V8200 DeluxeGLADIAC 920CARDEXpert GeForce33D Prophet IIIWinFast GF3StarForce 822GeForce3
Street Price *)US$375US$360US$330US$400US$375US$340US$350
3D ChipGeForce3GeForce3GeForce3GeForce3GeForce3GeForce3GeForce3
Memory64 MB64 MB64 MB64 MB64 MB64 MB64 MB
Memory Bus Interface128 bit128 bit128 bit128 bit128 bit128 bit128 bit
Chip Clock200 MHz200 MHz200 MHz200 MHz200 MHz200 MHz200 MHz
Memory Clock **)230 MHz DDR230 MHz DDR230 MHz DDR230 MHz DDR230 MHz DDR230 MHz DDR230 MHz DDR
Memory Access Time3.8ns3.8ns3.8ns3.8ns3.8ns3.8ns3.8ns
Memory Bandwidth7.4 GB/s7.4 GB/s7.4 GB/s7.4 GB/s7.4 GB/s7.4 GB/s7.4 GB/s
Ramdac350 MHz350 MHz350 MHz350 MHz350 MHz350 MHz350 MHz
Card Features
3D Chip Cooler and Fanyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Heat Sink on Memoryyesyesyesyesyesnoyes
TV-Out Encoder ChipPhilips SAA7108EBt 869KRFPhilips SAA7108ECX25871-13CX25871-13Philips SAA7108EBt 869KRF
TV-Out ConnectorsChinch and S-VHSChinch or S-VHSChinch and S-VHSChinch or S-VHSChinch or S-VHSChinch and S-VHSChinch or S-VHS
Video In Decoder ChipPhilips SAA7108EnoPhilips SAA7108EnonoPhilips SAA7108Eno
Video In ConnectorsChinch or S-VHSnoChinch and S-VHSnonoChinchno
DVI Outputnonoyesyesyesnono
Hardware Monitoringyesnononononono
3D Glassesyesnononononono
Software
Driver Toolsyesnoyesnoyesyesno
DVD Playeryesyesyesyesyesyesno
VCR SoftwareDigital VCRnononononono
Games (No demos)Messiah / Sacrifice / Star Trek New WorldsGiants (GF3 version)nononoRouge Spear / V-Rally 2no
Software (No demos)3Deep / Ulead VideoStudio 4SE / Video Life Mail 4no3Deep / Ulead VideoStudio 4SEno3Deep / Cult 3Dnono

* ) Last Update: July 4, 2001**) Physical frequency. Since both the rising and falling edges of the signal are used in DDR SDRAM, the effective bandwidth is twice as high as cards equipped with SDRAM at the same clock speed. The driver lists the RAM frequency as "460 MHz", which is marketing-friendly.