Even AGP 4X is slower than genuine on-board storage, but it should reduce texture loading pauses sufficiently that only the pathologically picky will notice them. The two main kinds of TNT2 are differentiated by clock speed; there’s the plain version, used by the three cards in this comparison, which has a default core graphics clock speed of MHz and a memory clock speed of MHz. Might want to try verifying those and perhaps even trying them set both ways. It’s not a pro video capture solution, but it’s not blooming bad for the money. All TNT2 boards support outrageous 2D resolutions – a maximum of by , which not many screens can display at all, let alone clearly, and high refresh rates in more realistic resolutions. Any half-decent current model monitor can accept a by signal and put an image on the screen, but they don’t actually have fine enough dot pitch for the higher resolution to really look any better than a lower one. Video in, such as is provided by the V, is another matter again.

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Diamond 28230350-001 Viper V770 ATX AGP 32mb VGA Video Graphics Card #1176 E

For most users this isn’t actually much of a selling point, as the resolution of the average TV is crummy. In 16 bit, with a MHz or better processor, by will run nicely, ivper maybe even byif you’ve got a monitor that can display it acceptably. This disclaimer is brought to you thanks to the BSA. This is of special interest to users, because as with other recent graphics chipsets, the TNT2’s clock speeds can be altered easily with a simple tweaking utility.

The Quake 2 results: Log in Don’t have an account? The standard Detonator setup interface.

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On every other front, though, it’s TNT2 all the way. Making Quake 2 benchmarks Frame rate measuring with Quake 2 is very easy.

The V handles video capture with the Live utility. The extra InControl Tools features of the Diamond driver could be handy. The faithful Celeron that powers my test machine has been chugging away at MHz, instead of its sticker speed of MHz, for months. Tribes does, now, with the 1. That honour goes, by a small margin, to 3Dfx’s Voodoo 3. Single player Quake 2 doesn’t push as many polygons around, and so the faster hardware shines more brightly – but the Crusher demo represents about the heaviest load any Q2 game ciper ever impose, and even in 32 bit mode the TNT2 keeps the frame rate above 30fps in by TV in and out Tons of memory.


But the TNT2 is by no means far behind, has a bigger feature set – Voodoo 3 is 16 bit only for 3D – and is, at the moment in Australia, considerably cheaper. Vjper I said before, though, there’s not much in it.

The sliders go to and MHz, and I’m happy to say that the S II I checked out exhibited no problems with the sliders cranked up all the way. No doubt this will change in the very near future, but if you want to buy a video card right now, there’s really no contest on price.

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Leadtek’s earlier drivers set the S II’s core and memory clock speeds, respectively, to and MHz. Since first putting up this comparison, I’ve received feedback from another user with the same odd problem, so it would appear it’s not just me.

The V is available with 16Mb – indeed, there are versions of it with as little as 8Mb of video memory and nothing but a VGA connector on the back – but the V I checked out has the VGA connector, 32Mb, video in and out connectors TV-type video, not computer-monitor-type videoand a connector for optional 3D glasses, to boot.

All TNT2 boards support outrageous 2D resolutions – a maximum of bywhich not many screens can display at all, let alone clearly, and high refresh rates in more realistic resolutions.


I review them here. It’s set up as if it’s meant to be configured diaond the output is directed to a video monitor, or something, but this doesn’t make a lot of sense, since that’s not actually how it works. It comes set to 2X, and shifting a couple of jumpers selects 4X. Some testers have reported much higher memory clock speeds, up to a rather implausible Vipe nothing over MHz was stable for me.

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DB ap monitor connector Drivers Windows. I’m a fan of it, provided you can get a real performance increase without losing reliability.

You need at least a 24 inch monitor to make use of that. You can save time and money, and be shot a lot less, by just leaving your house and staring at the sky for real. This was diajond the original release of Q3Test, though; the later versions don’t seem to do it.

The existence of the Detonator drivers is a lifesaver for cards like the ASUS V, whose stock drivers are nonfabulous. All but the highest resolutions are riamond for 3D, too; unless your monitor is larger than 24 inches, you’ll be able to use all of its phosphor and then some. I just put it in temporarily because the only ATX power supplies I have on hand lack the -5v rail and wasn’t sure if my ISA sound cards would work or not.

And very few games have greater-thanMb texture sets; even the Quake III Arena Demo Test, released a diamind days ago as I write this update, doesn’t overflow the memory of a 16Mb card with any of vipfr four standard levels, even if you set everything to maximum quality.