aside and even without updated Dx7 and OGL, the card can still
push information just above that of a TNT2-Ultra. This makes
our Guillemot card the most cost effective we have ever seen
with its staggering performance leap.
interesting thing is that all the tests we performed were on
virtually un-optimised systems. We didn't even overclock the
card because there was no need to take it above the intended
levels as it worked faster than anything as it was. The 2D side
of the card is also top notch with support for DVD and all the
usual, but then nothing much has changed aside from that. Having
only seen and used two GeForce cards, we can't be experts. However
in our humble opinion the SDR cards give greater value for money
than DDR ones and outstrip almost every other card on the market.
hear rumours that ATI's Rage Fury MAXX can give it a good run
for its money, since ATI haven't sent us a card we can't attest
to this. However like it or not, agree with it or hate it, The
'Guillemot GeForce Prophet-SDR' is the single most impressive
card we have seen to date. With S3's Savage2000 and 3dfx's VooDoo4/5
coming along, it'll certainly be interesting to see who wins
now, Guillemots card remains the best we have seen when it comes
to cost and performance on an equal scale. However there is
one drawback, owners of Athlon Boards may come across problems,
from games hanging in mid play too the 3D Speed being very slow
(still faster than TNT2-Ultra). This is due to a bug in the
AMD AGP bus that can only be truly fixed by disabling AGP transfers.
It happens the worst on VIA boards like the Asus K7M but still
occurs on most others.
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