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"The thing to remember is that SDR or DDR, they are both GeForce cards but with different speeds and ways of transferring memory."



 

Suddenly 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 wary.

The 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.

Cost vs Performance

Our 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.

We 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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