Mainstream Runners: 5 Allround Graphic Cards with nVIDIA's GeForce2 MX

Suma Platinum GeForce2 MX

Can you still remember the review of AOpen's first motherboard with black PCB ? Suma's Platinum GeForce2 MX is also colored black and comes with a golden connector panel and heat sink. Suma ships the card in a transparent plastic box, permitting a look at the cool black board.

This card is a TwinView model coming with two D-SUB15 monitor plugs. As expected, Suma did not spend much time in enhancing NVIDIA's basic software. Also the performance is exactly on par with other MX-based graphics cards.

Video freaks that want to use the feature connector should forget about purchasing the Platinum card, as the connector board, which carries the monitor outputs, covers the pins.

One interesting feature is Suma's SIF technology (Suma Individual Analog Filter), which places this signal filter and the monitor jacks on a little riser board. According to the data sheet, the signal quality is clearly benefiting from this early way of splitting the signals away from the graphics board. On a 19" Hyunday monitor, picture quality was very good at 1024x768 and 1280x1024 (tested at 85 Hz).

5.5 ns memory - faster than the 6 ns of MSI's StarMAXX 32.

Suma has also a GeForce2 GTS and a TNT2 model available, which both are black as well. More information can be found at the link above (review) or at Suma's website:

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