Inno3D Tornado GeForce 2 Ultra in the test: Price drop of the GeForce 2
went perfectly the Inno3D Tornado GeForce2 Ultra with a clock rate of 300Mhz (GPU) and 500Mhz (memory), without even a single crash in continuous operation. This means an increase of 20% for the chip compared to the standard clock rate, and at least 11% for the memory.
310/510Mhz were also possible, but this setting was used to avoid sending the card to the graphics card cemetery only tested on a trial basis. As was to be expected, the card hardly releases any more power due to its already high specifications of 250MHz chip and 460MHz memory clock.
The Inno3D Tornado Georce2 Ultra can only get up to 7.15% increase in performance, although in reality less is usually to be expected. Especially with Unreal Tournament, the value is difficult to determine, since there is already a certain amount of dispersion, and in view of the high frame rates anyway, overclocking the card is hardly worthwhile.
The performance of the Inno3D Tornado GeForce2 Ultra is really impressive. Especially with resolutions above 800x600 and 32Bit color depth, the difference is made (in our case it was an Asus V6800 DDR with GeForce 256 (GeForce1), which was about 500 3dmarks (3DMark2000) faster on the test system than an overclocked GeForce2 MX) , clearnoticeable. The difference becomes clearest in games like Quake3 and Unreal Tournament, where not only the performance was increased by up to 260%, but where it was also possible for the first time to play smoothly in high resolutions with maximum details. And who likes to forego effects and details in order to be able to play a game in resolutions over 800x600? With the Tornado GeForce2 Ultra, Innovision has placed a top product on the market and since the nVidia reference design was used, the card will not have to hide from its competitors despite its low price.
- perfect 3D performance
- extensive software package
- very good support
- low price
- unfortunately not available everywhere