Elsa ErazorX & 3D Revelators - Page 4
Erazor X - GeForce & Revelator 3D Shutter Glasses
out from the "me too" crowd.
Full Tower ATX
Case w/ 300W PS, Pentium3 -533B Overclocked to 600 MHz.(Provided By OutsideLoop
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Quite a package
We give the Elsa
Erazor X and 3D Revelator glasses a Hot Hardware Temp-O-Meter rating
X marks the spot!
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 )