The card its self contains many of the components that we see on the SDR GeForces coming into the lab. NLX is a relatively new case standard seen to the left , set into motion in by Intel, that minimizes the amount of space that the case takes up, creating, in essence, a tiny, cute computer. Log in Don’t have an account? Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. No amount of clicking or searching will allow the user to see just how hot the chip is running or how much power the fan is using.
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In fact, the increased open space created by using an NLX form factor card actually provides an advantage over normal AGP cards because the free space, in theory, results in increased case air flow and also a nice place to run cables, if necessary. When placed in a NLX case, this space is filled with ports rising off the motherboard, creating a stacked layout.
The Card – ELSA ERAZOR X SDR GeForce
When ChipGuard detects this, a window pops up and notifies the user of a potential fan problem. Unreal Tournament Overclocking Conclusion.
One thing that sets the design of the ELSA card apart from some of the other manufacturer is the use of a comparatively larger heat sink. Log in Don’t have an account? The choice to use a larger heat sink will find no complaints from us, as cooler is always better. The ChipGuard is a nifty utility that does two things: A power draw that is above or below the normal draw indicates a problem with the fan. When a company decides it wants to make a video card using the GeForce chipset, NVIDIA puts out a reference design for the graphics board itself, eliminating the need for manufacturers’ tweaks.
Of course, memory will vary between manufacturers and even between different batches from the same manufacturer. We were interested to find out how the fan monitoring works, considering that the fan only has two wires going to it. Gigabyte provided us with a sample of their GA Pluswhich is the card we used for the test purposes of this erazzor.
NLX is a relatively new case standard seen to the lesaset into motion in by Intel, that minimizes the amount pgo space that the case takes up, creating, in essence, a tiny, cute computer. This is due to the fact that the sensor inputs are not able to be seen by the user.
In the erazir of the AGP slot, space is saved by placing bulky but vital motherboard components such as ports under the Efazor card itself. As always, overclocking results will vary from card to card and a variety of other factors can influence these results greatly. ELSA chose to use 5. No amount of clicking or searching will allow the user to see just how hot the chip is running or how much power the fan is using. The currently available 2. Most of the fans on the market have three wires going to them: Further, the memory on the GA Plus is only rated at 6ns or MHz, so the memory is one potential bottleneck.
Speaking to ELSA we learned of a different monitoring option used here.
Elsa was not able to provide a card in time for publication. Windows 98 SE Test System.
ELSA ERAZOR X SDR GeForce
While the safety of the ChipDoctor software is pretty cool, the usability of the utility leaves something to be desired. Wrazor threshold values are very high, thus this safety feature of the card will only be activated if the card is about ready to become toast.
Just like the GA standard TNT2 from Gigabyte, the GA Plus features a heatsink and fan on the chip itself as well as a heatsink mounted to the backside of the card. This more than thoroughly covers the GeForce processor and also leaves heat sink space around the approximately 4 cm x 4 cm fan the same one used on many of the video cards we see in the lab.
Earzor, we only know of two manufacturers using the TNT2 Pro chip on their cards. The ChipDoctor utility is cool but additional utilities could make it even cooler. The only sign and use of the ChipDoctor running under normal conditions is a small green icon on the taskbar. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.
Matrox Millenium G 5. If ChipGuard detects an error in either of these two sensors, a warning screen will pop up, notifying the user of the problem. Nevertheless, we set out to explore the limits of overclocking with the TNT2 Pro.