Continuing with our coverage of GeForce based cards, we are now bringing you two new competitors to decide upon. Currently there are few decent choices as far as graphics chipsets go and an abundance of choices when it comes to boards based on the excellent GeForce chipset (reviewed last year in the article
AsusTek (Asus) is one of the biggest names in the industry right now producing top-notch motherboards and graphics solutions. Their products have been synonymous with the words quality and performance but never left your billfold feeling too empty. Armed with a leading edge R&D team, Asus is able to provide customers with rock solid hardware and software utilities that are backed by a long history of good customer satisfaction. I don't know of many companies that I can honestly say do a better job than Asus.
Creative Labs came to us way back in the early 1990's offering this nifty sound card called the "Sound Blaster" that became ultra-popular with many consumers which propelled the company to expand its market to what we know now. This expansion in the "multimedia sector" included graphics solutions, web cams, DVD solutions, and other various multimedia upgrades. Although the latest audio solutions have been subject to much debate on their quality and compatibility, the graphics solutions offered have been regarded as a great "bang for the buck" solution. Not only has Creative been offering competitive hardware but took extra steps to offer customers software and utilities that would enhance their experience beyond what can be found in their competitors packages (i.e. Unified Driver, AGP utility, O/C Utilities).