Elsa erazor: Elsa Erazor X graphics card

Elsa Erazor X graphics card

— ElsaPrice — £180-200

The Erazor X


The GeForce 256 is the single most powerful graphics chip to exist
for the desktop PC market today. This is a well known fact, and has
been true since its release in September last year.

While the performance of this chip is undisputed, there are two
factions that exist within the GeForce camp. These relate to the
type of memory used to partner the chip on various manufacturers’
boards. While most companies are happy to produce both boards, they
do charge a premium for one, and it is because of this that people
may be confused by the whole idea of there being two apparently
identical boards, one of which costs a significant amount less.

The difference in the memory types is that they are either standard
Single Data Rate (SDR) or Double Data Rate (DDR). Just to explain
briefly the difference, data can only be transmitted across a bus
in time with a clock pulse. Traditionally data could only be
transferred on only one edge of this clock pulse (the clock pulse
is a wave), but with recent advancements data can now be
transferred on both the rising AND falling edges of the clock
pulse. This is very much how AGP 2x functions, and the DDR front
side bus of an Athlon CPU.


The Board

Elsa are one of many companies that
have produced both the SDR and DDR variants of GeForce board,
and here we will be looking at the cheaper SDR flavour, the
Erazor X.

The board itself breaks with the standard tradition of following a
reference design. Elsa are known for their esoteric boards, and the
Erazor X doesn’t disappoint. When looking at the board it wouldn’t
be surprising for someone to wonder where the rest of it went.
Elsa’s unconventional design involves taking a fairly substantial
chunk out of the board, toward the 15 pin connector edge of the

The board doesn’t feature any TV-Out capabilities and, as a result,
it makes sense for Elsa to have taken this chunk out, as why waste
board materials when its only going to be empty space. It is a
shame that there are no other output features other than a standard
15 pin monitor connector, but seeing that this is a very under-used
feature it makes sense not to include it just to keep the price of
the board down.

One very good thing about the Elsa board is that the supplied
heatsink and fan on the GeForce chip is rather nice and solid, and
has a large surface area from which to dissipate the copious
amounts of heat generated by the chip.

My only annoyance with this is that while the heatsink is attached
using a fairly standard thermal compound, which is more than good
enough for the task, the actual contact between the chip and the
heatsink isn’t particularly good, as there is a slight gap between
some of the chip and its heatsink. This isn’t good, and it may only
have affected the board that I saw, but seeing that I experienced
no problems with it in testing it should be sufficient.

options, options


Elsa have once again done a sterling job
with the drivers, and have based them on the latest Nvidia
reference set in order to achieve the highest performance

It is nice to see that they have also added a few extras to the
drivers, as all too many companies just churn out the reference
drivers but replace NVIDIA company graphics with their own. While
this isn’t too much of a problem, it is nice to see that some (like
Elsa) go a little further.

The extra driver features come
mainly in the form of the monitor set up, with an extensive
control app which allows for very precise tuning of the
monitor. Thoughtfully they have also included a large set of
pre-defined monitor scripts, although creating your own
personal one isn’t particularly difficult.

One very interesting feature that has popped up is something called
chip guard. The idea behind this is that, should you overclock the
chip or have a problem with it overheating due to a fault, chip
guard will monitor this and attempt to prevent you from doing any
real damage to the chip itself. Chip guard will either forcibly
stop the application, crash the machine, or apparently turn the
computer off. During testing I didn’t encounter any problems, and
so never got to see chip guard in action, but there is certainly
peace of mind knowing that chip guard is there.

Elsa may not have come up with this idea (I believe Asus first came
up with this solution for their own GeForce boards), but kudos to
them for actually including such a program. I have yet to see
anyone else implement such a feature…


The Erazor X was compared to a DDR based GeForce in order to
highlight the performance differences that exist between the two.



It is clear to see from the benchmarks that the DDR GeForce is
consistently faster than its SDR cousin, especially when running at
higher resolutions and bit depths. It is for these reasons that DDR
memory was brought in.

Now For The Science Bit…

The available memory bandwidth is the main reason for the
relatively poor performance of the SDR Erazor X, in comparison to
the DDR variety at least — the performance is still excellent
compared to any other graphics card currently on the market!

It is easier to demonstrate this with a few simple calculations…
Both varieties of GeForce have a 128bit memory bus, but while the
memory runs at 166MHz for SDR memory, it reaches 300MHz for the DDR

Therefore the SDR memory’s bandwidth is (128/8) * 166 = 2.6Gb/sec,
whereas the DDR memory’s bandwidth is (128/8) * 300 = 4.8Gb/sec

Due to this rather impressive bandwidth increase, a card using DDR
memory is capable of transferring more data, which the chip is all
too happy to supply, and so the card doesn’t lose as much of its
performance at higher resolutions or bit depths.

In fact, the SDR memory becomes a major bottleneck due to a simple
lack of bandwidth between the chip and the memory. Do bear in mind,
both chips are running at the same clock speed, and so the ONLY
factor affecting the performance is the memory bandwidth.


The Erazor X is a good board that performs well. It comes with a
good set of drivers which are constantly updated by Elsa, and it
also includes Chip Guard, which is a useful feature for anyone
wanting to overclock the board. Unfortunately the performance is
being held back by the memory used, and so you will never see the
full power of the GeForce released on to your screen.

Now, one would have thought that by using SDR memory the Erazor X
would be cheaper, but when compared to other offerings the Elsa
board is still quite expensive, which is a shame as performance
wise it can’t offer anything more than any other SDR based GeForce

It is for these reasons that the ErazorX doesn’t receive a higher
score, but nonetheless this is another good product from Elsa, if a
little expensive.
Release Date — available now

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Elsa Erazor-III-LT G REV.3.1 Graphics Video AGP Card


Elsa Erazor III LT G REV.3.1 Graphics Video AGP Card

Only 1 left in stock

Elsa Erazor-III-LT G REV.3.1 Graphics quantity


Categories: Components, ELSA Video, Video

  • Description

  • Additional information


This is a used Video Card Erazor-III-LT in good working condition.


  • Interface Type:  AGP 4x

  • Interfaces:  1 – 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) – female

  • Graphics Engine:  NVIDIA Riva TNT2 M64

  • 2D/3D Graphics Coprocessor / Vendor:  NVIDIA Riva TNT2 M64

  • Bus Type:  AGP 4x

  • Manufacturer:  ELSA, Inc.


Power Device

  • Type:  none

Interface Provided

  • Gender:  female

  • Connector Qty: 1

  • Type:  display / video

  • Interface:  VGA

  • Qty:  1

  • Connector Type:  15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)


  • Video Output:  graphics adapter

  • Graphics Processor:  NVIDIA Riva TNT2 M64

  • Colors Max Resolution (external):  24-bit (16.7 million colors)

  • Type:  none

Video Output

  • Supported Display Graphics:  SVGA (800×600), SXGA (1280×1024), VGA (640×480), XGA (1024×768)

  • Colors Max Resolution (external):  24-bit (16.7 million colors)

  • Type:  graphics card

  • Interface Type:  AGP 4x

  • Graphics Processor Manufacturer:  NVIDIA

  • Graphics Processor:  NVIDIA Riva TNT2 M64

  • Max External Resolution:  1920 x 1440

  • V-Sync Rate at Max Res. (external):  60 Hz

  • Analog Video Format:  none

Manufacturer Warranty

System Requirements

  • OS Required:  Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0


  • Brand:  ELSA

  • Product Line:  ELSA ERAZOR

  • Model:  III LT

  • Localization:  Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

  • Packaged Quantity:  1

  • Compatibility:  PC

Interface Required

  • Type:  none

Video Memory

Cable Details

  • Type:  none


Slot Required

Dimensions & Weight

  • Depth:  6.2 in

  • Height:  3.3 in

Service & Support

Service & Support Details

  • Service Included:  replacement (Expired)

  • Type:  limited warranty (Expired)

  • Full Contract Period:  6 years (Expired)

  • Location:  carry-in (Expired)


  • Manufacturer:  ELSA, Inc.




Top specifications and features

  • GPU base clock
  • Memory Bandwidth
  • GPU memory frequency
  • Turbo GPU


Best score:


Best score:

General Information

Best score:

ELSA RTX 3080 ERAZOR X features:
Best score:

Best score:


ELSA RTX 3080 ERAZOR X graphics card based on Ampere architecture has 28300 million transistors, tech. 8 nm process. The frequency of the graphics core is 1440 MHz. DDR6, 1188MHz frequency and 760Gb/s maximum bandwidth. FLOPS is 32.04. At the same time, the maximum number of points for today is 260261 points.
Directx version — 12.
In terms of compatibility, the video card is connected via the PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Regarding cooling, the heat dissipation requirements here are 320 watts.
In our tests, the video card scores 4381 points.

Why ELSA RTX 3080 ERAZOR X is better than others

  • Base GPU clock speed 1440 MHz. This parameter is higher than that of 66% of goods
  • Memory bandwidth 760 GB/s. This parameter is higher than that of 85% of goods
  • Turbo GPU 1770 MHz. This parameter is higher than 50% of goods
  • 8 nm process technology. This parameter is lower than that of 94% of goods
  • GDDR memory versions 6 . This parameter is higher than that of 59% of goods
  • GPU memory frequency 1188 MHz. This parameter is lower than that of 66% of goods
  • FLOPS 32. 04 TFLOPS. This parameter is lower than 12% of products
  • Heat dissipation (TDP) 320 W. This parameter is higher than 81% of products

Overview ELSA RTX 3080 ERAZOR X



general information



ELSA RTX 3080 ERAZOR X Review: Highlights

GPU base clock speed

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a high clock speed.


max 2459

Average: 1124.9 MHz


GPU memory frequency

This is an important aspect calculating memory bandwidth


max 16000

Average: 1468 MHz



A measure of the processing power of a processor is called FLOPS.

32.04 TFLOPS

max 1142.32

Average: 53 TFLOPS


Texture speed

481. 4

max 940

Average: 185.4


Number of PCIe lanes


Mean value:

L1 cache size


Mean value:

Pixel draw speed


max 323.2

Average: 94.3




max 336

Average: 140.1




max 128

Average: 56.8


Tensor cores


max 544

Average: 266.1


Power connectors

1x 12-pin2x 8-pin

Number of shading blocks


Turbo GPU

If the speed of the GPU drops below its limit, it can switch to a high clock speed to improve performance.
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max 2903

Average: 1514 MHz


Architecture name


GPU name


Memory bandwidth

This is the speed at which the device stores or reads information.


max 2656

Average: 257.8 GB/s


Maximum memory


max 128

Average: 6.2 GB


GDDR Memory Versions

Latest GDDR memory versions provide high data transfer rates for improved overall performance
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Mean: 4.9


Memory bus width

A wide memory bus indicates that it can transfer more information in one cycle. This property affects the performance of the memory as well as the overall performance of the device’s graphics card.
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max 8192

Average: 283.9bit


Crystal size


max 754

Average: 356.7




max 343

Average: 250.2


Thermal Dissipation (TDP)

Thermal Dissipation Requirements (TDP) is the maximum amount of energy that can be dissipated by the cooling system. The lower the TDP, the less power will be consumed.
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Average value: 160 W


Process technology

The small size of the semiconductor means it is a new generation chip.

8 nm

Average: 34.7 nm

4 nm

Number of transistors

The higher the number, the more powerful the processor is

28300 million

max 80000

Average: 7150 million

80000 million

PCIe version

Considerable speed of the expansion card used to connect the computer to peripherals is provided. The updated versions have impressive throughput and provide high performance.
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Average: 3




max 421.7

Average: 192.1mm

421.7 mm



max 619

Average: 89. 6mm

619 mm

Sales start date

September 2020

Mean value:


Used in demanding games providing enhanced graphics


max 12.2

Mean: 11.4


OpenCL version

Used by some applications to enable GPU power for non-graphical calculations. The newer the version, the more functional it will be
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max 4.6

Average: 2.2


Shader model version


max 6.6

Average: 5.9


Version Vulkan


CUDA version



Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort


Average: 2.2


Number of HDMI connectors

The more there are, the more devices can be connected at the same time (for example, game/TV type consoles)
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Average: 1. 1



PCIe 4.0 x16


What version of RAM does the ELSA RTX 3080 ERAZOR X

ELSA RTX 3080 ERAZOR X support GDDR6.

What is the architecture of the ELSA RTX 3080 ERAZOR X


How many watts does the ELSA RTX 3080 ERAZOR X consume

320 watts.


32.04 TFLOPs.

What version of PCIe does it support?

PCIe version 4.

Which DirectX version does ELSA RTX 3080 ERAZOR X support?

How many display Ports does ELSA RTX 3080 ERAZOR X have

3 DisplayPorts.

Does ELSA RTX 3080 support ERAZOR X CUDA?


When was the ELSA RTX 3080 ERAZOR X released?

September 2020.

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Why Elsa GeForce RTX 2080 Erazor Gaming is better than others?

  • GPU clock speed?
    1515MHz vs 1381. 02MHz
  • Pixel speed?
    112.3GPixel/s vs 98.9GPixel/s
  • GPU memory speed?
    1750MHz vs 1574.57MHz
  • Effective memory speed?
    14000MHz vs 11433.19MHz
  • Texture size?
    322.9 GTexels/s vs 260.26 GTexels/s
  • Maximum memory bandwidth?
    448GB/s vs 371.63GB/s
  • Number of transistors?
    13600 million vs 12109.03 million
  • Textured units (TMUs)?
    184 vs 151.93

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GPU clock speed


The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

turbo GPU


When the GPU is running below its limits, it can jump to a higher clock speed to increase performance.

pixel rate

112.3 GPixel/s

The number of pixels that can be displayed on the screen every second.


10.33 TFLOPS

FLOPS is a measure of GPU processing power.

texture size

322.9 GTexels/s

Number of textured pixels that can be displayed on the screen every second.

GPU memory speed


Memory speed is one aspect that determines memory bandwidth.

Shading patterns

Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors in a graphics card that are responsible for processing various aspects of an image.

texture units (TMUs)

TMUs take texture units and map them to the geometric layout of the 3D scene. More TMUs generally means texture information is processed faster.


ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, such as writing the final pixel data to memory and for performing other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the appearance of graphics.


effective memory speed


The effective memory clock is calculated from the size and data transfer rate of the memory. A higher clock speed can give better performance in games and other applications.

maximum memory bandwidth


This is the maximum rate at which data can be read from or stored in memory.

VRAM (video RAM) is the dedicated memory of the graphics card. More VRAM usually allows you to run games at higher settings, especially for things like texture resolution.

GDDR versions of

Later versions of GDDR memory offer improvements such as higher data transfer rates, which improve performance.

memory bus width


A wider memory bus means it can carry more data per cycle. This is an important factor in memory performance, and therefore the overall performance of the graphics card.

Supports memory recovery code

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The memory troubleshooting code can detect and fix data corruption. It is used when necessary to avoid distortion, such as in scientific computing or when starting a server.


DirectX version

DirectX is used in games with a new version that supports better graphics.

OpenGL version

The newer the OpenGL version, the better graphics quality in games.

OpenCL version

Some applications use OpenCL to use the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions are more functional and better quality.

Supports multi-monitor technology

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The video card has the ability to connect multiple displays. This allows you to set up multiple monitors at the same time to create a more immersive gaming experience, such as a wider field of view.

GPU temperature at boot

Lower temperature at boot — this means that the card generates less heat and the cooling system works better.

supports ray tracing

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Ray tracing is an advanced light rendering technique that provides more realistic lighting, shadows and reflections in games.

Supports 3D

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Allows you to view in 3D (if you have a 3D screen and glasses).

supports DLSS

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DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) is an AI based scaling technology. This allows the graphics card to render games at lower resolutions and upscale them to higher resolutions with near-native visual quality and improved performance. DLSS is only available in some games.

AMD SAM / Intel Resizable BAR

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AMD Smart Access Memory (SAM) and Intel Resizable BAR are two technologies that allow the CPU to have faster access to the graphics card, which can improve performance. This requires a compatible motherboard, graphics card, and processor.


has HDMI output

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Devices with HDMI or mini HDMI ports can stream HD video and audio to an attached display.

HDMI connectors

More HDMI connectors allow you to connect multiple devices at the same time, such as game consoles and TVs.