Since being founded in 1989,
Skywell Technologies has been a major player in
the foreign and United States markets. Located
in Taiwan, the manufacturer has produced several
kick ass products recently and in the past. The
Skywell Magic TNT is no exception. Molded from
an NVIDIA reference design, with a bit smaller
dimensions, the card lives up to the standards
of others in its class, and even exceeds expectations
in certain categories.
If you're still in the dark
as far as the TNT goes, you've really have some
reading to catch up on. The TwiN Texel design
allows for excellent gameplay and great business
application performance, and the features are
unequaled by any other 2D/3D chipset at this time.
To sum it up for you, the
Skywell Magic TNT is a very small AGP card with
16 MB onboard 8ns SDRAM.
As with all other TNTs I
have tested thus far, the installation was flawless.
After unpacking the Magic TNT, I located my AGP
port and proceeded to remove my Canopus Spectra
2500. (of course, after I had removed my old drivers
and the computer was shut down) After removing
the Spectra, I lined up the connectors of the
AGP port and pushed the card in. After verifying
that the card was properly inserted, I boot up
the PC and was prompted for drivers. So I inserted
the included drivers CD. Within minutes I was
back in Windows and ready to start gaming.
Typical of most TNT based
cards, Skywell did not add many features outside
the reference design. No software bundle was included,
there was no TV-Output, (although when purchasing,
this is an option) and the card did not offer
any cooling besides a measly heatsink.