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MSI StarForce 822 GeForce3 Review
MSI StarForce 822 GeForce3 Review - PCSTATS
The first thing I thought was "Damn, this card looks sweet!" Of course the Starforce 822 boasts the mighty nVidia GeForce 3 GPU, which in itself is enough to leave me in awe.
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External Mfg. Website: MSI Jun 12 2001   C. Sun  
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Conclusions on the MS-822

At least 1024x768 with AA is acceptable. Anything higher and the performance just isn't there - even with a GeForce 3. On an interesting side note, ATI still doesn't seem to have fixed (or maybe they it planned) the bug that doesn't allow AA at resolutions above 1280x1024. I personally find this quite a sneaky move, sure the GeForce 2 can't handle it, but at least that's being honest!

Even though our slew of benchmarks gave the MSI Starforce 822 a "thumbs up" all around, the question still remains as to whether or not anyone really needs a graphics card this expensive. Unfortunately the answer is probably no. Especially not right now. There are absolutely no games out right now that can take advantage of the GeForce 3 new architecture, and it will probably remain like that for the next few months.

I guess there could be some arguments from people who use FSAA in their games. The GF3 unlocks far more beauty then any other card before it and that is a valid reason, but is it worth paying $500-$600CDN?

Heck, I don't know. I bought one, but then, that doesn't say much does it? Special thanks to Mike and the crew at C&P Downtown!

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Contents of Article: MSI StarForce 822
 Pg 1.  MSI StarForce 822 GeForce3 Review
 Pg 2.  Technology of the GeForce 3
 Pg 3.  Lightspeed Memory
 Pg 4.  Anti-Alaising
 Pg 5.  MSI Star Force 822 Specs
 Pg 6.  Overclocking the MSI Starforce 822
 Pg 7.  3DMark 2001 Benchmarks
 Pg 8.  Vulpine GLMark Adv. Benchmarks
 Pg 9.  AquaMark Benchmarks
 Pg 10.  Quake III Arena HQ Benchmarks
 Pg 11.  Quake III Arena MAX Benchmarks
 Pg 12.  Quake III Arena HQ (AA) Benchmarks
 Pg 13.  Quake III Arena MAX (AA) Benchmarks
 Pg 14.  — Conclusions on the MS-822

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