3DBlaster GeForce Annihilator - Page 3
for the actual goods - In the packaging you’ll find:
x Creative CT6940 GeForce 256 with 32MB SDRAM (utilises
ESMT –5T rated RAM) + a VMI connector onboard;
although the SDRAM seems to indicate a 5ns clock speed,
I think it runs more like 5.5ns as we’ll see later…
containing DX7.0, Nvidia GeForce drivers (will show the
revs later on) for Win 95/98/NT, E-Colour Colorific + 3D
Deep software, Enhanced BlasterControl applet (include
an o/c utility), Creative Enhanced SoftMPEG
x manual (rather scarce in my opinion, as it seems to
barely describe the card and its installation)
all? Yup, I agree
it’s a pretty meager offering for a SGD 425 card.
In any case, I guess anyone purchasing such a card
would purely want it for speed of ops. So it may not be such
a big deal afterall. Furthermore,
installation of their drivers + DX7 was a breeze and I was
up and running in no time. In
addition, you’ll get Creative’s control applets that
sports a host of tweaks for the card.
It offers several other functions unseen before in my
original TNT2 card. The
screenshots below will illustrate what I mean:
meddled more heavily with the overclocking settings than
those above. Do note
that the overclocked memory settings of 191 were altered via
Powerstrip to obtain it. By
default the applet limits this to 183 MHz.
I will post an update if I do find out anything more
interesting in tweaking these variables.
addition, if you noted in the Powerstrip graphics system
info settings below, it shows the AGP 4x and Fast writes
boxes to be unchecked but “un-greyed” out.
This implies that support for these functions are
indeed in the board itself (unlike some other Ultra TNT2
boards that have the AGP 4x greyed out).
for now, let’s see if it really delivers up to specs…