all that is great, the real bread and butter of Elsa's drivers
are the SmartRefresh and SmartResolution tabs. SmartRefresh
is a nice utility that allows you to tweak your monitor's refresh
rate, horizontal scan rate, and pixel clock. SmartResolution
on the other hand will help you find your monitor's optimal
refresh rate for whatever resolution and color-depth you would
like, and ultimately store them so that you can easily revert
to them whenever your desktop, or game, uses that resolution.
being the first to market with a GeForce 2 GTS, Elsa had to
cut some corners. In doing so, they stuck with the boring reference
design issued by Nvidia. On the board you'll find only a tiny
heatsink/fan combo, 32MB of 6ns DDR SGRAM, and of course the
processor smack dab in the middle. What you will not find however
is the TV-Out most other GeForce2 cards come standard with;
Elsa decided to leave that feature out so that they can charge
you an extra $35 for the optional connector later.
like its older brother, this card fully supports hardware T&L
(transform and lighting), and all the other bells and whistles
that we have come to expect from the GeForce line of cards.
The clock rate has been increased to 200/333 MHz, offering 800m
pixels per second and up to 1.6giga texels per second. The only
real notable new feature supported by the GeForce2 is per pixel
shading, which from what I have seen, looks to be a really cool
new feature. Let's just hope that developers will incorporate
it into their upcoming games.