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Elsa's Erazor X - GeForce & Revelator 3D Shutter Glasses

Breaking out from the "me too" crowd.

 

 

Our Test System

Full Tower ATX Case w/ 300W PS, Pentium3 -533B Overclocked to 600 MHz.(Provided By OutsideLoop Computers), Soyo SY-6BA+IV DMA66 capable motherboard, 128MB of PC133 HSDRAM, WD 18G 7200RPM DMA66 Hard Drive, Elsa Erazor X AGP with 32MB , Kenwood 72X CDROM, Win 98SE, DirectX 7, Elsa Release Drivers version 4.12.01.0104-0020 based on NVidia 3.53 reference drivers

 


Benchmarks

Now this is what we call a REAL benchmark. The full release version of Mad Onion's 3DMark 2000 was not available for the last GeForce based review we did. This is a great utility for determining the relative performance of any graphics accelerator.

NOTE****

This is also one of the few benchmark suites available that can now test for the relative performance gain from the GeForce Hardware Transform and Lighting (T&L) Engine. We tested at a resolution of 1024X768 in both 16 and 32 bit color with hardware T&L and software driven T&L.


All benchmarks for this test were taken at 150MHz. core and 180MHz. memory overclocks on the Erazor X. The card never locked up once in almost an hour of straight punishment from 3DMark 2000. This is a tribute to the Erazor X and it's ability to overclock well.

 

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And for you detail buffs, here is the full monty...

As one can easily see in this benchmark, Hardware T&L afforded us a 20 - 30% performance gain. What is interesting is the fact that in 32 bit color, the gain is less significant. Hmm, seems I remember some marketing guy from another manufacturer saying something to the effect that fill rate is still going to be the main factor affecting frame rate. Could he be right? ;-) You decide... In any case, Hardware T&L definitely kicks in some major horsepower. Now we just need more game developers supporting it.

     
 

 Our final thoughts

The Erazor X is an excellent work of electrical engineering on behalf of Elsa. The card is well designed and is comprised of very high quality components which lend to its overall performance and end user experience. It was a stable and competent "overclocker" as well. We feel it is more than worthy of your hard earned dollar should you be in the market for a new graphics accelerator.

The 3D Revelator Glasses from Elsa are also a fun high tech toy that will keep you amused for hours on end. The wireless version is the only way to fly if you have a few extra dollars. One thing to note is that playing for long periods of time does give you eye fatigue. So, I guess every hour or so, you'll have to break for a cold one! It is a tough act but someone has to do it and it might as well be you. ;-)

 
     

Quite a package deal indeed.

We give the Elsa Erazor X and 3D Revelator glasses a Hot Hardware Temp-O-Meter rating of.....

 (insert drum roll)

95 ! Erazor X marks the spot!

-Davo


(Temp-O-Meter scores are rated on a number of key metrics including performance, stability, ease of installation, compatibility, feature set, "overclockability" and component quality. A perfect score is 100 )
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