performance of the Gainward GeForce 4 PowerPack GS Ultra/750XP is excellent -
there isn't a single current game that the card can't handle. Even at
resolutions of 1600x1200 frame rate was very good and 'gameable'. With a pretty
red PCB, red ramsinks, dual DVI ports, tv-output and a extra firewire card what
more could you ask for? Gainward have made a move to set themselves apart from
the rest of the crowd by including so many extra features features.
to the MSI Ti4600, the Gainward Ti4600 came in with almost identical performance
numbers underlining the fact that what sells a GeFroce 4 are the features the
card incorporates. When we look at ATI's recent Radeon 8500 offering, the
Gainward GeForce 4 offers much better framerates, but interestingly enough, comparable image quality.
street price of $650 CDN the Gainward GeForce 4 PowerPack GS Ultra/750XP is one
of the more expensive Ti4600's. The least expensive one's we've seen to date
hover in price of around $579 CDN. Naturally you are getting a bundle of things with the
Gainward which other cards do not offer.
wish companies would come up with simpler names that are more descriptive, and
less confusing. When consumer start to get confused about what numbers in the
name represent that is never a good thing...
overclocking adventures on the Gainward were very impressive; the card reached
328MHz (core) and 745 MHz (memory) which in turn produced about a 10%
performance boost in most benchmarks at higher resolutions and with
antialaising. nVidia's nView software is quite innovative because it is not just
dual display application, but also offers the user the ability to monitor
programs in the background with translucent windows (very cool!).
everything we have seen with the Gainward GeForce 4 PowerPack GS Ultra/750XP, we
can easily recommend it as a very good ally to any gamer!
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