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Elsa Erazor X2 Review (page 3)

DVD Playback

While ATI is known for their DVD playback quality, nVidia has made great strides in closing that gap. Unfortunately, since there was no software DVD player included with the card, I had to rely on an old version of Cyberlink's PowerDVD (version 1.6). Running first on my "old " P3-450 and now on my P3-600, I noticed no dropped frames or stutters. Image quality was very good. Even scaling from native resolution to full screen showed little image degradation.

Video 2000

For video testing, I used Video 2000 from Mad Onion. Video2000 is a new type of benchmarking tool designed for evaluating the video quality, performance and features available in modern graphics adapters. The test results are shown below.

Quality

Performance

Features

Overall

712

373

599

1683

There were problems with the video/quality tests. According to Video 2000, the Erazor X2 suffers from problems with Moire and missing horizontal lines in the Overlay tests. It appears to be a problem with the drivers and should be fixed in an upcoming release.

         
         
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Conclusion