Abit this is actually only connects at first motherboards with good quality and features that one, however, relies not only on already successful products, Abit was already with the G740, a chip based on the Intel 740 AGP graphics card. Then with the Siluro-series was followed by a flood of video cards, as a current top model, there is the Siluro GF256 from Abit, a GeForce256 card, which we had here at from site to the test.
For the card itself, there is really not much to report, a standard model on the reference design from NVIDIA based with the addition of a digital flat panel output and an S-Video mini-DIN port for TV-Out in addition to the GF256 is still a so-called Video Interface port, also called the Media Port.
Here you can see quite clearly that the ASUS DDR SDRAM, but can be very much apart from the Siluro, especially at a higher resolution and greater color depth lags behind the card from Abit, at lower resolutions, you realize that the graphics cards have reached their physical limit.
But what is not normal in the Siluro setting creates, it can compensate for excellent overclocking features almost back, i screwed up the Siluro at a clock rate of 196/150 MHz memory (RAM and GPU), which therefore means an increase of 18 or 25% over the default clock of 166/120 MHz. At this clock rate, the card still runs absolutely stable, even after several hours of intense stress there were no graphical errors or crashes, which is certainly due to the set of Abit 5ns SDRAM, and lo and behold, when the afterburners the Siluro can certainly also an ASUS V6800 to show the teeth, as evidenced by the following benchmarks ...
Abit Siluro GF256 delivers with a rock-solid graphics card, Equipment, and stability are top notch and with the possibility to overclock the card enormous, one can also evaluate the speed as well above all, the exceptional stability when overclocking the Siluro certifies an alternative to more expensive DDR SDRAM cards.
The installation is now not even in the Siluro now no longer an issue, the card is plugged in, installed the drivers and off you go, seen the price is rather Siluro in midfield, but in addition to the TV-out, the card can still have a digital output, which then makes the price again very pleasant.