For a recap of what we've observed on the previous GeForce2 boards reviewed, please refer to the links below.
- AOpen PA256 Pro
- ELSA Gladiac
- Leadtek WinFast GeForce2 GTS
|Memory Configuration||Cooling Solution||Video||Software DVD Player||Price|
|AOpen PA256 Pro||32 MBs of 6ns Infineon DDR at 333 MHz||Standard||Video-out||No||$349|
|Asus AGP-V7700 Pure||32 MB of 6ns Infineon DDR at 333 MHz||Good||None||Yes||$349|
|ELSA Gladiac||32 MBs of 6ns Infineon DDR at 333 MHz||Standard||Optional||Yes *||$349|
|Leadtek WFGF2||32 MBs of 6ns Infineon DDR at 333 MHz||Excellent||Video-out||Yes||$349|
* Not in retail box but can be requested through technical support.
What About 3dfx And The Other Guys?
One of the most annoying questions I must answer on a daily basis is that of our status on a 3dfx p/review. Unfortunately 3dfx has yet to extend an offer to us to take a preview of their VD4-5 products. It makes me wonder if they have something to fear in showing us their unreleased products, as we're basically the only site that isn't afraid to tell anyone what we really think. We'll purchase one whenever it becomes available in the future but until then we'll have to wait and see if they can get enough courage to send us a sample for a real preview.
As for the rest of the competing chipsets you can refer back to Tom's review of the GeForce2 chipset for detailed analysis and comparisons.