"You know what's been really ticking me off lately? The fact that manufacturers don't do anything to a reference design. These days all I seem to be seeing is companies changing the color of the PCB, adding a new heatsink or fan - and getting applauded for this by the likes of PC
magazines and more. With tiny changes to the reference design, what's a gamer to do when he or she is forced to buy a new video card? Base his purchase off brand name? Essentially all these video cards are the exact same thing unless there's an higher density of DDR RAM used or an 'extra option' such as a TV turner in the case of the ABIT Siluro MX400, which uses the EliteMT DDR memory chips. Anyhow the point I'm trying to make is these days for journalists anyways - it's more practical to have
video chipset roundups instead of individual video card reviews or an roundup of Geforce 3s. Because of this, today at G3D we have decided to conduct an Budget Video Card Chipset Roundup. Let's begin."
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