No matter how fast your processor, you’re not going to get much more than 35 frames per second on average out of a Voodoo 1 when you’re running games like Quake 2; the newer graphics chipsets are much better suited to modern CPUs. So what is this card actually capable of? In spite of the fact that the public was blatantly lied to by nVidia about the potential of the TNT, technically nVidia never said when their TNT would be a Voodoo2-killer, so we can’t really blame them now can we? According to the first press releases directly from nVidia, the Riva TNT chipset was supposed to be manufactured using a 0. If it gives you a bad taste in your mouth to know that someone, somewhere, has a faster graphics card than you, feel free to nitpick the stats. Cards that do more than 24 bit use the extra bits for mixing channels and other funky stuff – 24 bit is more colours than the eye can discern already. For Quake 2, by is as high as I’d care to go on my MHz machine.

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The basic unit of 3D textured graphics. What do you get with the Riva TNT? The nVidia Riva TNT, a chipset whose description on paper could have been the best graphics accelerator of Even a MHz machine will produce low-ish Quake 2 framerates in by or by The TNT chipset supports 3D, Z-Buffered, resolutions of up to x and, like the Matrox G, does support bit rendering giving it a slight visual advantage over 3Dfx’s Voodoo2 chipset.

Recently, in the PC Hardware Industry, we became acquainted with the “rules” of this game with the wave of 3Dfx Voodoo2 based accelerators that hit the gaming industry like a storm. Comments or suggestions, please direct to usand check out how you can advertise with us and target your products and service to computer buyers.


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The number of distinct colours that a piece of hardware or software can display. The results are based on a 2nd driver update sen t to me which has slight improvements and bug fixes over the retail driver.

Saving both slot space and your pocket. Rather expensive Drivers still not perfect. In Quake-2, the image looks beautiful and stunning. The Gs came out in July ofand as I write this, almost five whole months vipper, there still isn’t a proper OpenGL driver for them.

What you see isn’t always what you get. The V comes with a CD-booklet sized Installation Guide and has the rest of its documentation on the driver disc. No part of the above is to be reproduced, copied or modified without the permission of the WebMaster.

We’ve already seen what Canopus can do with nVidia’s Riva TNT Chipset, so let’s see where Diamond draws the line and let’s see if they accomplish their goal in convincing some of you to purchase the Viper V diamnod the competition. Sure, switching back to Windows while playing Quake 2 is a bad idea everything looks fine until you try to do something and discover not one solitary Windows resource appears to be unusedand the taskbar occasionally hangs around viperr you reset the video system going into Q2’s video menu and out again is good enoughbut there seem to be no serious bugs except for the abovementioned Unreal incompatibility.

You better believe we can. Some users have apparently reported that K machines actually ran faster with the enhanced CPU support disabled. Super 7 motherboards offer all the features of Slot 1 motherboards, but with a socket instead of a slot. Overall Rating Out of a maximum of 5 Star. The more bitplanes there are, the more bits per pixel, and the more bits per pixel, the more possible colours – number of colours equals two tot he power of the number of bitplanes.


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I’ll settle for that. Game-playing owners of Matrox G based cards presently have a deep and abiding loathing for driver programmers who take their own sweet time to do their job. And if you’ve got a slower computer – anything under a Pentium II – the TNT’s full benefits vipper not be available to you. Diamond Viper V graphics card Review date: Microsoft’s Game Sampler for Windows There are still some of you who do not know that the current shipment is based on a.

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Installation of the card is a no-brainer. The effectiveness of this approach is another question, however all numbers aside, on paper, the TNT took its time shaping itself to be a true winner.

If you remember the comparison between virtually any two Voodoo2 accelerators, it usually came down to a comparison of software bundles or drivers. There’s never a perfect 10 chipset. Motorhead is a superb example of the Lens Flares ‘R’ Us diiamond of computer graphics and, to my mind, fatally flawed by having cars viamond do not have guns on them and, indeed, cannot actually be destroyed.

OpenGL games inherit the colour depth of the desktop when you run them; if you’re running 16 bit in Windows, that’s what the game’ll be.