For more info on what the heck this means, check out my guide to all flavours of video here. This isn’t important for gamers, though, who have been buying plenty of Banshee cards for their near-Voodoo 2 3D performance and fast 2D. Image quality In both 16 bit and 32 bit modes, the V delivers gorgeous 2D and 3D graphics. In the higher resolutions and bit depths remember, Voodoo cards can’t even do 32 bit colour in 3D the V’s score on the Massive1 multiplayer demo is close to its score on the standard demo2 test, and its minimum framerate, as reflected by the brutal Crusher demo, is also right up there. Some users have apparently reported that K machines actually ran faster with the enhanced CPU support disabled.

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More Benchmarks results will be added latter in the week. But voper is only a matter of time that they’ll do it. InControl Tools has no Vspecific features; it lets you switch screen resolution and colour depth quickly, but there are umpteen programs that do that.

Since the disc manual doesn’t actually contain any useful troubleshooting information, it wouldn’t help to have it on paper. If you’re into Total Annihilation, for instance, you can run the game in whatever resolutions you can use for your desktop.

Microsoft’s Game Sampler for Windows The one I got, though, had just a dinky little coupon apologising for the unavailability of SoftDVD at the time of packaging and inviting me to send in the coupon to get my copy. And packed with a more powerful brain that G can’t cope with.

According to the first press releases directly from nVidia, the Riva TNT chipset was supposed to be manufactured using a 0. For this reason, AnandTech will not concentrate on benchmarks alone to resolve the question of which TNT based card is the absolute best for your needs. 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.

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Diamond Viper V550 NVIDIA Riva TNT Video Card 16mb VGA AGP

Some, like Incoming, come in viped versions for different colour depths. However the improvements weren’t enough to justify ditching your Voodoo or Riva for a card based on a chipset that sounds like it was a discontinued Camaro.

Which, by the way, is not an abysmal option; Unreal’s software renderer is amazingly good looking, and if you’ve got a machine fast enough to make a TNT card worthwhile, it’ll give you decent software rendered framerates in by For Quake 2, by is as high as I’d care to go on my MHz machine. Get ’em and see if they work for you.

Review: Diamond Viper V graphics card

Drivers Game-playing owners of Matrox G based cards presently have a deep and abiding loathing viler driver programmers who take their own sweet time to do their job.

Gamma adjustment may be needed to brighten up the image in 3D, but this is hardly a problem unique to the Viper. It requires only the BEST to work with. Diamond Viper V graphics card Review date: 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.

Matrox’s G has been much more seriously hogtied by terrible drivers ever since its release.

Diamond Viper V550 graphics card

Image quality In both 16 bit and 32 bit modes, the V delivers gorgeous 2D and 3D graphics. Give Dan some money!


While a TNT chip manufactured using a 0. Remember, the screen resolution of even a really good television set is less than by – the tube quality is not nearly as high. Plus the fact that bugs are seen quite often on the card.

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 Vipe, so we can’t really blame them now can we? In contrast, the current TNT drivers work very well. The Gs came out in July ofand as I write this, almost five whole months later, there v550 isn’t a proper OpenGL driver for them.

Suffering from poor image quality, poor implementation of the AGP specification, an annoying x Z-Buffered resolution limitation, not to mention poor performance on slower systems. So it’s not just a show pony; work it vv550 and it won’t bog down. If it matters to you, check.

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The 3D Features are: Big numbers If you’ve got a fast CPU, the TNT chipset gives you very fast, very good-looking 3D, 2D far faster than anyone needs, and supports ludicrously high resolutions.