let's take a look at what that extra 32MB of DDR
SDRAM buys you with respect to FSAA.
3 Time Demo With FSAA
that's more like it. Even at 1024X768X32,
with FSAA turned on, the game is still
playable. We are well into Voodoo5
territory here with these numbers.
Running FSAA on a 32MB GeForce2 card is almost
pointless, in our opinion, because the performance
drop is not worth the slightly better image
quality. Again, the image quality is roughly
on par with Voodoo5's 2X FSAA and these scores on
the Siluro 64MB card, put it just slightly behind
it, from a frame rate standpoint. You'll
also notice, we were able to actually run at
1600X1200 with FSAA on the Siluro, something you
cannot do on the Voodoo5 as it runs out of memory
space. However, at 13.6 fps, it is a
beautiful slide show but not playable, obviously.
is the kind of performance we are shooting for
with FSAA enabled. At 1024X768X32, things
are very smooth at 44.5 fps. At 800X600X32,
you can easily get into a heated Multi-Player
Match and still have a frame rate advantage over
most folks. Once again, the Siluro GF256 GTS
is able to raise the bar with its over-clocking
prowess. Overall these scores we have posted, are
the fastest we have produced to date in
house. Great work Abit!
Abit Siluro GF256 GTS 64 is the fastest GeForce2
card we have tested to date. The drivers
included are a little dated but that won't stop
most folks from using the nVidia reference
drivers. At a price tag of around $330 for
most 64MB cards, you'll have to justify the
roughly $80 differential versus a 32MB card.
We should also mention that the Siluro GF256 GTS
is only available in a 64MB flavor.
if you are serious about FSAA and want the ability
to hit new levels in frame rate, a 64MB card is
the only way to go. You can expect to gain
10-15% in performance in the higher resolutions
and significantly more with FSAA enabled.
Finally, the over-clocking potential in this card
is enormous. You can also expect to gain
upwards of another 15% performance boost, should
you be lucky enough to get a card that could hold
up the way ours did during testing.
giving the Abit Siluro GF256 GTS 64 a HotHardware
Heat Meter rating of....
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