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Elsa Erazor X2 Review - Introduction

By: Jonathan Martini - July 19, 2000

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Introduction

Here we are, more than two months after the release of NVIDIA's GeForce2 GTS and many web sites continue to review older GeForce 256 based graphics cards. Why is that? Because the GeForce 256 continues to be a very capable graphics card for most of us - the exception being the hard-core gaming crowd.

With prices of GeForce 256 DDR graphic cards dropping below $200, it won't be long before they become a bargain. Plus, if you happen to have a run of the mill processor (~450Mhz), the difference in performance between the GeForce2 GTS and the GeForce 256 DDR is not that great at lower resoultions. So let's check out Elsa's Erazor X2.

Just look at the neat Box Art :

The majority of visitors to nV News have more than likely read up on the GeForce 256 specs and what the chip is capable of. If not, be sure to check out our review of the Creative Labs Annihilator Pro.

Elsa AG is an established multi-national company, headquartered in Germany and subsidiaries in San Jose, Taipei, Tokyo and Osaka. They continue to have a close working relationship with NVIDIA and began offering their TNT2 based Erazor series of graphics cards in early 1999. They were first to market with their GeForce2 GTS based Gladiac and also offer the Gloria II, which is a profession workstation card built on NVIDIA's Quadro chip.

What's Included

Hardware:

  • NVIDIA GeForce 256
  • NVIDIA reference design
  • 32MB DDR SGRAM 150MHz (effectively 300MHz)
  • Brooktree TV-Out
  • 12V Heat sink Fan Combo
  • Adapter cable to convert the SVGA TV output to RCA

Software:

  • Driver CD
  • Installation Manual
  • Full Version of Test Drive 5
  • 3D Games Sampler CD

Warranty & Support:

  • 6 Year Warranty
  • Tech Support - toll free 5 days a week

Elsa Erazor X2 - Front

Elsa Erazor X2 - Back

RAM - 6ns Infineon Chips

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Last Updated on July 19, 2000

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