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    Anybody have a Elsa Geforce card?

    The reason I'm asking is because I pre-ordered my GF2 a couple of weeks ago (First a Creative, now a Hercules) and they're slow coming into EB, but apparently they have some Elsa models available now. So, I need your guys opinions of them. Thanks!
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    N/m; our own HWC has a review I just found.

    http://www.hardwarecentral.com/hardw...eviews/1842/1/
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    DON'T BUY THE GLADIAC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Like many innocents, I purchased a GLADIAC Geforce 2 at the local Electronic Boutique on 5/02, only to find that the card INSIDE the box looks nothing like the one pictured OUTSIDE the box! In fact, the GLADIAC is nothing more than a VisionTek OEM generic card with a different BIOS ship that identifies it as an ELSA card!
    No blue PCB, no mention of ELSA anywhere on the card, even the serial number is non-ELSA.
    Equally galling was the shoddy workmanship evidenced in the heatsink/fan application, as there was a poorly applied 3mm thick gob of thermal epoxy between the GPU and the HS. The back of the GPU became very hot during use as there can't be any thermal transfer with that thick layer of epoxy. This contrasts greatly with the elegant job ASUS and Guillemot (and even Leadtek) have done with their detachable heatsinks.
    To top it off, there are serious driver problems when using a sound card featuring an Aureal 2.0 chipset; as soon as drivers are loaded on startup there will be a protection error, and on reboot the Aureal DOS Sound Blaster emulation would be turned off. This was apparent with the 5.16 driver upgrade only, as it didn't happen to me with the shipping 5.13 based ones.
    I ended up taking it back, and ordered a 64 MB RAM Prophet 2 that should arrive in two weeks, for only $60 more. This card has heatsinks on the memory chips, for what it's worth.


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    Those were the early Gladiac versions: Elsa, wisely, wanted to get a leg up on what has been a great seller, so far.

    Recent Gladiacs are Elsa production models, according to the reviews I've seen lately.

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    Thanks for your comments, ravelo. But after reading some reviews, it sounds like a good card (not great card like a Hercules). If it's not good or performs like crap, I'll return it and get another card. Here's another review from CNET.

    http://www.gamecenter.com/Hardware/3dcards/Gladiac/
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    You can also see a review of the VisionTek GF2 at www.evil3d.net for those of you who are interested.
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