This one is strong with the GeForce
ASUS AGP-V6800 DELUXE
Everybody and their mother has a GeForce review out now. Many sites (such as ours) even have several reviews. And by golly we are going to have another one, whether you like it or not. Yes, we're almost as tired of reviewing GeForce cards as you are tired of reading them, but we feel that the ASUS AGP-V6800 Deluxe GeForce 256 DDR is worth a look. In fact, the V6800 Deluxe may be the best GeForce card on the market.
When a highly anticipated product first hits the market, short supplies coupled with high demand result in healthy profit margins. The NVIDIA marketing machine did a superb job creating demand for the GeForce, and the video card manufacturers raced to get their GeForce cards out to capitalize on the initial demand. Consequently, the first card out is usually the card with the least in terms of features.
Now that the GeForce has been out for some time, the big boys have begun making cards that are a wee bit different. Just having a card available isn't enough anymore -it's time to pile on the features. So what kind of candy do we expect to see on the ASUS Deluxe? I was quite surprised when I saw how much goodness was packed into a single card; one thought came to mind, can we super-size it?
So who is ASUS? To those who are new to the computing world, ASUS is one of the top motherboard brands on the market. The company has built a strong reputation on stability and support. While not exactly the overclocker's dream, ASUS products are always rock solid. ASUS has managed to accrue many awards, international and domestic, for their accomplishments in products and service.
In recent history, ASUS has diversified its product range considerably, and has met with success in most every field they have entered. From increasing the speeds in the CD-ROM drive industry, to managing to shave off an ounce off the lightest notebooks, ASUS did it first and did it well. A scant year ago nobody would have thought an ASUS made video card would be much to talk about. Motherboards are their forte, but video cards?
Well it seems that ASUS has now made it to its third generation of video cards. ASUS has to be doing something right in order to stay afloat in the cutthroat video card business that has taken down the likes of the once mighty Hercules. ASUS started with the NVIDIA TNT, and has remained with NVIDIA through the TNT2. It's no surprise that ASUS is now producing NVIDIA GeForce based cards. Let's make it clear right now, the ASUS AGP-V6800 DDR Deluxe is like no other DDR GeForce card available. In terms of features, the ASUS card slaps around all the other GeForce cards like unruly, red-headed step-children.