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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [03.22.05]
Manufactured by: Gigabyte

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Far Cry

Another hot First Person Shooter game. We used the 1.3 patch, which allowed the use of PS3.0 on the NVIDIA cards. This should give them a nice boost in performance:

It appears that Minimum Quality probably was a bit too low for even this $70 card. Apparently it was still too much for the GMA 900 however.

XPand Rally Demo

We had to include at least one hot Rally game, and XPand Rally was it. Quality was set to "Balanced". Note that this game only support resolutions down to 800x600:

Unfortunately, the $70 6200TC was not able to come up with reasonable performance at this setting, but neither did the $90 X300 LE. And even the $110 GF 6600 barely made it at 800x600. The GMA 900 is just a lost cause however, when it comes to 3D gaming.

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