you can see the differences between the CPU, with the Athlon
some 400points ahead of the P3. Yet the DDR has somehow managed
to throw itself nearly 900points ahead of even the SDR on the
same system. All of a sudden our little Guillemot SDR is getting
thing to remember is that SDR or DDR, they are both GeForce
cards but with different speeds and ways of transferring memory.
The fact is that whether you select an SDR or DDR, you're still
getting one of the fastest cards on the market.
Guillemot with its SDR memory is obviously a fair bit cheaper
than the DDR (Like a TNT2-Standard to TNT2-Ultra). We found
the card for around £150 (UKP) or $210 (USD) while the Creative
DDR we used for comparison was £210 / $270. The interesting
thing is that quite a few TNT2-Ultras still go for around £120/$180,
that's only a little way off the price of our Guillemot SDR.
Now if you were to compare our benchmarks and picture the price
at the same time, something happens.
can estimate that the Guillemot Prophet GeForce SDR has around
60-70% improvement in performance when scaled with price. So
you could effectively buy two TNT2-Ultras for nearly £300/$460
and still not quite beat the SDR card. From this we can conclude
that our Guillemot SDR is not only highly cost effective but
also way ahead of the rest. The only disadvantage is that games
have to be written for DirectX7 and OpenGL in order to take
advantage of the full GeForce feature set.
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