After spending some time with the eVGA e-GeForce GT card, we discovered a money-saving option that offers most of the pros of its more expensive GeForce Ultra-based big brothers, while simultaneously addressing most of the complaints we have about the higher end card, namely its form factor and the demanding power requirements. Of course, the series cards are cheaper than GT and Ultra-based products, so you get what you pay for. All that’s important, but drivers matter too, and NVIDIA deserves special recognition for all the extra goodies they’ve added to the ForceWare graphics driver. The new GeForce series cards are the first to support Shader Model 3. Unreal Tournament test: Memory bandwidth is close between the two cards, though.

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The circumstances behind the e-GeForce GT’s most significant performance win in the Far Cry tests are even more complicated. Steam names the best-selling games of NVIDIA’s latest ForceWare graphics drivers also come with an integrated pop-up blocker, which should come in handy for die-hard Internet Explorer users who don’t want to switch over to an alternative browser or run a third-party toolbar.

A relatively low memory clock speed also gives the significantly less memory bandwidth to work with. About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile. Review Sections Review Specs. Great sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world.


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Review summary Editor’s note: Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s We should also note that both ATI and Nvidia signed off 680gt our beta-heavy testing conditions. Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic price. The one you’ve been waiting for.

The jury is still out on the usefulness of ATI’s and Nvidia’s newest graphics besst. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Customize The Tech Report Although we normally hate testing with beta software because of the potential for inconsistencies, we used early code almost across the board for the Far Cry tests.

When combined with a lower core clock speed, this pixel pipe deficiency puts the vanilla at a huge fill rate disadvantage.

For many, ForceWare’s extra features aren’t going to make or break the GeForce LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast a 90″ picture. Dell returns to the stock market after six years. Graphics Previous page Next page.

Not only did we successfully use the card to extend our Windows desktop across a pair of monitors, we also took advantage of multimonitor gaming support in X2: ForceWare even has game profiles that let users set different image quality, antialiasing, and anisotropic filtering preferences for different games. Once you’ve narrowed the field down to a product family or even a specific GPU, there’s the question of board manufacturers.


Some offer better warranties, many bundle in all sorts of extras, and others even go so far as to offer cards overclocked in the box. Thus, it’s important for us to underline that, as is always the case with graphics card testing, today’s winner could be tomorrow’s runner-up, given the constant stream of new driver releases and related software updates.

Nvidia achieves a smaller form factor and lower power requirements with GeForce GT-based cards by running the graphics chip and memory at a slower clock speed than cards using the GeForce Ultra chip. Here’s how the three iterations stack up against 6800g other and ATI’s competing Radeon family.

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There’s also the religion factor. GeForce Ultra Extreme. No Interruptions Day Shortbread. In fact, sharing a W power supply with four hard drives, two optical drives, and an assortment of PCI expansion cards, the e-GeForce GT ran without problems in our test system.

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Also, we tested Far Cry with an early version 1.