You really can't
help but love the marked performance increase. While some of the clarity and color
exhibited by Matrox's G200 is noticeably absent the effect is still spectacular. And since
the prices have dropped so considerably it is definitely worthy of your
consideration. I'll soon be posting an outsider's view of the next generation of
graphics accelerators and sure you can wait to see if there is any truth to the rumors
about voodoo-killers just around the bend, but, from the research I have obtained so far I
think the idea of a true voodoo-killer is a bit farther away than they'd have us all
believe. The up-and-comers may win out but I doubt it'll be a knock-out. Maybe
more like a split decision after a full 15 rounds.
And who knows, it could be that while
you are pondering whether or not to go with a VoodooČ card the prices will continue to
drop until you no longer will feel guilty about buying a component just to make games look
a little better.
The Diamond Monster 3D is surely a sweet enhancement to anyone's existing system and we
so we honor it with the Super7 Award...
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Thursday, February 17, 2000