like many other OEMs of Nvidia products, has been a long time
player in the viciously competitive world of graphics cards.
Their newest graphics card, the Gladiac, is based on Nvidia's
new GeForce2 GTS 32MB chipset. Striving to be the first to market
with a GeForce2 based card, Elsa decided to stick very closely
to the reference design laid out by Nvidia.
the absence of any cool colored PCB or an overly large heatsink,
the Gladiac does still manage to offer a few nice features on
the other side of the spectrum - software. Rather than bundling
a few games that nobody wants, Elsa partnered up with etoll
to offer a relatively unique game bundle. Using a software selection
page (which has finally gone live) customers can choose two
full version games absolutely free, and take one additional
game for $8.99, pick two for $15.95 and finally take a third
for $19.99. As of right now the only noteworthy games they offer
are Messiah, MDK2, and Evolva.
also has a reputation for excellent driver packages that includes
their very useful SmartRefresh and SmartResolution utilities.
Both of which allow very minuscule modifications (major tweaking)
of your monitor's refresh/resolution all the way down to pixel
Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS GPU
32MB DDR RAM
Cycle: 350 MHz
Systems: AGP 2x/4x (including fast writes and execute
Video Module: 1x Video-In & 1x Video-Out
VESA BIOS 3.0 support
Support: DirectX 6, DirectX 7, OpenGL
Clock: 200MHz/166MHz (333MHz effective)
SYNC Signals: 31.5Hz - 108.5Hz
Refresh Rate: 60Hz - 200Hz