We've had a look at a fair few NVIDIA based cards recently what with a look at a pair of GeForce2 Ti boards from Sparkle and Prolink and a look at Hercules' Ti500 based card and it's with the Ti500 GPU that Gainward have based this new card around.
However, being Gainward it was somewhat inevitable that they put their own spin on things. They are quite famous for their Golden Sample cards that run quicker than the reference rated speeds provided by NVIDIA and many a buyer has been swayed towards a Golden Sample card due to this out of the box advantage.
Before we go any further with the card itself, if you'd like a refresher on the Ti500 GPU or GeForce3 cards in general, Chris did an excellent job with the review of the Hercules Ti500 and covered all the bases with regards to GPU features, technical information and overview of the GPU and it's iterations. Take a look at that review here.
Being a Gainward, as well as going a bit further with the clock speeds they also go a bit further than the norm in almost all areas. The PCB is a striking red colour, along with the memory heatsinks and the GPU cooler making it a standout card if showing off your computer is your thing.
FULL STORY @ HEXUS (http://www.hexus.net/review.php?review=261)