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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [09.23.00]
Manufactured by: MSI
MSRP: $150


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This is one of those products that I just have a hard time finding something really wrong with it.  There is nothing really that sets it apart from any other GeForce 2 MX that is particularly bad.  They all have pretty much no software bundles, so I can't compare that.  In fact, if anything, this card is *better* than most GF2MX cards!

I really would have liked to have tested this against at least 1 or 2 other GF2MX cards... I have read benchmarks in other reviews though, and believe it or not, it does perform faster than at least 2 other GF2MX cards on the market... In fact, here's a link to the beginning of a review of this card, over on Gamers Depot.  Yes, I realize it's the 4th page in, but the other 3 pages are nothing but card specs copied from the manufacturer's page! I can't attest to this personally, but according to Gamers Depot, the MSI kicks some butt.

If that's the only thing that separates this card from other GF2MX's, then that is a very good thing! I can't find anything wrong with it, other than it is not the fastest card in 32 bit apps, but what do you expect for just over $100? I am going to recommend the MSI StarForce 816 to any gamer on a budget.

  • Cheap! I found it for just over $100!
  • Awesome card for the price - hands down beats anything in its class
  • Overclocks well

  • No real software bundle to mention...
  • Other than being slightly faster, this card isn't much different than any other GeForce 2 MX.

Final Score: 95%