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Featuring a custom and quiet two-slot cooler, this card also performed very well albarton our temperature test segment despite its overclocked state. Overclocked variants seem to be quite popular but you are more likely to find the reference design with the standard clock speeds.
In addition, like most 3D cards in this price range, the GeForce GTS is a single-slot PCI Express card, meaning that it only takes up the space of a single expansion slot, not two like the higher-end, double-wide models. Nvidia GeForce GS However, beneath its reference exterior, we found a fairly high overclock that should guarantee better performance than the majority of GeForce GTS.
In the end, it’s a compromise and you’ll have to decide which is more important. Despite the passive cooling, this card is overclocked out of the box though that means the Gigabyte recorded the highest temperatures in our tests.
Personally, we would hold out just a bit longer to compare against ATI’s offerings before deciding on a GeForce GTS, but if history repeats itself, you gt be waiting for a while before they show up. Physically the Albatron GT is a compact videocard, which is nice after playing around with the behemoth GeForce series that seemed to stretch forever.
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Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results on the next page. If you’re comfortable enough to add a graphics card to your PC, it’s not that significant a technical leap to connect the card to your PSU. Similar to the GeForce family released at the end ofthe GeForce GTS is a next-generation 3D card designed to support DirectX 10 graphics, the forthcoming game design specification that’s exclusive to Windows Vista.
ATI’s looming next-generation Radeon cards could also present an enticing alternative for both gaming and video quality when they come out this May assuming they hit that date; they’ve already been delayed more than once. We found it delivers on the video quality, but we’re disappointed in grs value as a gaming card compared with other cards still on the market.
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Nvidia recommends a common-enough watt PSU for a single card, and a watt unit for pairing two together in SLI mode. The Geforce GT videocard does not require an extra 8600 connector, so that’s another nice change from all those power hungry videocards.
The Bad Questionable performance compared to a higher-end card that costs just a little more; ATI’s next-generation cards are right around the corner; requires a direct connection to your PC’s power supply. The PWM fan scales its speed depending on thermal load, but even at full speed the fan does not albbatron much noise.
However, that could change in the future as vendors start customizing them to differentiate themselves in such a crowded field. Here are our summarized thoughts about the twelve GeForce GTS cards that have passed through our labs:.
Gte also has a decent bundle to go along and while we have again no hint of the retail price, it should priced reasonably for its capabilities from our previous encounters of Gainward’s Golden Sample cards.
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There are some notable brands missing though eVGA, Elsa and BFG weren’t available in time for our shootout and they should be worth considering if you manage to get your hands on them. Not only does it keep the little GeForce GT core nice and cool, it’s also very quiet under power. With no DirectX 10 games out to test at the moment, we can 6800 comment on the GTS’ performance grs current titles. Nvidia GeForce GS 4, The video game that helped me understand my grandma’s dementia.
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Don’t expect much in terms of accessories however, Albatron only include one DVI to analog converter and the TV output cable. How your privacy gets cooked by those restaurant waitlist apps. In Case You Missed it