benchmark that is derived from
Massive Development's Aquanox game engine, is one tough
cookie of a Direct 3D benchmark. It even brings the
GeForce3 to its knees somewhat but that is the intent.
The game itself supposedly is not designed to flood the
graphics pipeline but the visuals sure do look like they
for full view - All shots in 32 bit color - 32 bit color
Direct 3D Benchmarking
water frame rate crunching gauntlet
Here the poor
legacy GeForce2 Ultra is left behind handily by our two
GeForce3 cards. Once again, amongst these two GF3
infused titans, there is little difference in performance
while at stock clock speeds.
Let's face it
folks, as long as you can follow a reference design and you
have decent quality in your manufacturing process, it's hard
not to build a great graphics card based on the nVidia
GeForce3 chipset. Most all GeForce3 cards perform
within 1 or 2 % of each other. What really separates
the men from the boys so to speak, in this arena, is
cooling and the bells and whistles.
In this regard,
the Absolute MORPHEUS GeForce3 is a product that stands tall
in its class. The card comes equipped with a Heat Sink
and Fan assembly for the GPU and Heat Sinks on the DDR SDRAM,
that provide some of the best cooling performance we have
seen to date. We were able to hit clock speeds with
this card like no other we have tested thus far. The
only other consideration for the Absolute MORPHEUS GeForce3,
should be price. Here again, with a total of 4 full
version software titles bundled in
at a price of $349 at Absolute's E-Shop, how can you go
wrong? This price point puts it in line with the
most competitive GeForce3 cards on the market.
We like the
Absolute MORPHEUS GeForce3 so much, we're giving it the
coveted HotHardware Editor's Choice Award.
and a Heat Meter
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