Elsa Erazor X2 GeForce DDR

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The Elsa Erazor X2 GeForce DDR
Double Data Rate Fun

   

Our Test System
A P3 with an attitude...

Full Tower ATX Case w/ 300W PS, Pentium3-500E (Provided By OutsideLoop Computers) overclocked to 750MHz., Tyan Trinity 400 VIA Apollo Pro 133A Motherboard, 128MB of EMS PC133 HSDRAM, WD 18G 7200RPM DMA66 Hard Drive, Elsa Erazor X2 GeForce256 DDR , Sound Blaster Live value, Kenwood 72X CDROM, Win 98SE, DirectX7, NVidia Refernce Drivers Build 3.68

 
 
Benchmarks 
Unreal Tournament and MadOnion's Video 2000 
As we saw in our Hot Hardware Video 2000 based shoot out, entitled "Dueling DVDs", the GeForce is a formidable opponent in the area of digital video playback.  Here are the scores for the Erazor X2 that were garnered in this test.

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Good quality, decent support of DVD playback features and what you don't see here, is the excellent low CPU utilization.  Check the round-up for a comparison vrs. the rest of the pack.  The Erazor X2 stands tall.
 

 

 

We figured we would change up some of the D3D benchmarks for this review.  The following are a few numbers for the Erazor X2 running in 32 bit color with Unreal Tournament's Flyby Timedemo.

It still amazes me how inefficient the Unreal engine is.  This game is the essence of the stereotypical CPU Hog!  There must be a few more polygons that the CPU has to push in Unreal Tournament because the numbers you see here are obviously at a different level vrs. the Quake 3 numbers.  In any event, a GeForce DDR card like the Erazor X2 will give you the best 32 bit color scores money can buy, at this point in time.  ( Feb. '00)


 

All things considered, the Elsa Erazor X2 is a well rounded 3D card with excellent DVD and 2D features.  The desktop image quality is the best we've seen with a GeForce card.  The 3D performance is excellent as well.  On the other hand, this may not be the card of choice for hard core over clocking types.  There is little headroom in clock frequencies, from our experiences, with this card.

Regardless, Elsa brings you a solid product with the Erazor X2 and throws in a nice game demo bundle to boot. We give the Elsa Erazor X2 a Hot Hardware Heat Meter Rating of....

 

 

-Davo

To Hot Hardware!

 

 

 
Tags:  GeForce, DDR, X2, force, Elsa

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