Not a big complaint, but one worth mentioning nevertheless. Love at first sight was the case with AnandTech and Guillemot’s Home Studio Pro 64 professional sound solution, unfortunately since then, Guillemot has had very little of the same caliber to show the market. After installing the demos and everything else however, the utility didn’t bother to install the Maxi Gamer Xentor 32’s bundled drivers. In order to keep costs down, Guillemot, like Hercules, opted to remove the digital flat panel output from the board, a wise decision since digital flat panels probably won’t become too mainstream until much later this year. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.
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As always with overclocking, results will vary from card to card. However, the company they so adamantly supported ended up ditching them for exclusive sales by their new partner, STB, so what was Guillemot left with?
After proceeding to manually install the drivers, a quick reboot of Windows 98 brought AnandTech one step closer to testing the capabilities of the Xentor While companies like Hercules are striving xentot compete with the best of the best, Guillemot seems to take more of a relaxed approach to competition in the industry, most likely because Guillemot’s product base is much more diversified than the Hercules’ of the industry. When 3dfx pulled the plug on companies like Guillemot and Diamond, the only option was to seek out NVIDIA and hope they had something that would sell cards…luckily, they did.
By offering a non-Ultra version in a 32MB flavor Guillemot gzmer have lost some sales of the Xentor 32 cards courtesy of the smarter than the average tweakers that would pursue the non-Ultra card and attempt to overclock it.
Guillemot Teams With nVidia – GameSpot
Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Although the card is available in a non-Ultra version, Guillemot purposefully made only the Ultra version available in a 32MB flavor.
Fortunately, Guillemot sent us another card that resolved all our problems. This time, everything was completely stable.
NVIDIA TNT2 Roundup (July 99)
Love at first sight was the case with AnandTech and Guillemot’s Home Studio Pro 64 professional sound solution, unfortunately since then, Guillemot has had very guillsmot of the same caliber to show the market. Rather than compete with Hercules, Guillemot decided to rely on different factors to hopefully persuade potential buyers to ditch Hercules and drop their cash on the Xentor The Riva TNT, although a competitor to the Voodoo2, wasn’t the Voodoo2-killer that everyone was looking for so Guillemot was pretty safe with their faith in 3dfx.
Unfortunately, the core was stuck at the default Guillemot’s Voodoo2 and Banshee products did attract some attention last year, as they happened to be priced more attractively than the Diamond and other competing solutions. In order to keep costs down, Guillemot, like Hercules, opted to remove the digital flat panel output from gsmer board, a wise decision since digital flat panels probably won’t become too mainstream until much later this year. Thus, it must have been the yield of our particular chip.
This didn’t appear to be due to heat issues as the Xentor actually stayed a few degrees cooler than the Hercules in our recent July TNT2 Roundup. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.
It’s not uncommon for a TNT2 manufacturer to release their products with an earlier build of the TNT2 drivers as it’s better to release a card with tried and true stable drivers rather than release the latest in bleeding edge driver gamerr from NVIDIA without first testing them thoroughly.
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If you’re not going to even guilelmot bit color rendering, then the 16MB version is probably just fine for you. Don’t you just love competition?
Guillemot Maxi Gamer Xentor 32 Ultra
Closer inspection revealed that Guillemot bundled a very old build of the TNT2 drivers with their card, the exact revision on the CD reviewed was Apparently our first Xentor just happened to be one of the occasional bad cards that inevitably happen with any product. AnandTech’s first experience with the Xentor wasn’t too pleasant when it came time to test performance and stability.
They did have a bit of success with a few of their gaming peripherals, such as their Race Leader Force Feedback steering wheel, however from the hard core gamer’s perspective, Guillemot’s Maxi Gamer line of products never cut it. Not a big complaint, but one worth mentioning nevertheless. The quality is decent, however it isn’t as great as the output on the Matrox G Although the performance tests were conducted with the drivers in order to compare the Maxi Gamer Xentor 32 to the competition, the card’s bundled drivers were used as well to make sure no performance anomalies could be attributed to the drivers.
Monitor Scan Range kHz. Click to Enlarge Rather than compete with Hercules, Guillemot decided guillenot rely on different factors to hopefully persuade potential buyers mzxi ditch Hercules and drop their cash on the Xentor After installing the demos and everything else however, the utility didn’t bother to install the Maxi Gamer Xentor 32’s bundled drivers. Post Your Comment Fuillemot log in or sign up to comment.
The installation of the Maxi Gamer Xentor 32 went by msxi book in AnandTech’s test systems, Guillemot bundled their own software installation utility with the Xentor 32, unfortunately that did not include a driver installation utility. hamer
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