In both 16 bit and 32 bit modes, the V delivers gorgeous 2D and 3D graphics. 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. But it’s undeniably gorgeous, runs blisteringly quickly on the TNT, can be set up as a simple arcade racer or a highly challenging single or multiplayer experience with quite realistic handling, and generally shows off the power of the card like nobody’s business. Upgrading to the latest BIOS can cure some incompatibility problems. MS Windows 98 Build 4. Different people have different thresholds of annoyance when it comes to screen flicker, but staring at a 60Hz screen all day is an unpleasant experience for pretty much anyone. If it matters to you, check.

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With little room for expansion in terms of performance, manufacturers had to resort to the bare essentials and basics to get their products to sell over the competition In gaming, refresh rate is not so critical, because you’re generally not staring intently at relatively stationary objects in great fields of solid colour.

You can make Direct3D mode barely tolerable by turning off much of the pretty-stuff, cutting sound quality and using a lower resolution, but you might as well use software rendering.

I cannot imagine how a chip that’s packed with a Pentium II look-alike transitors not have even a small heatsink, when the P-II vuper are of such large size. 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.

Vper, 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 until 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. Suffering from poor image quality, poor implementation of the AGP specification, an annoying x V5500 resolution limitation, not to mention poor performance on slower systems.


The 3D Features are: Plus the fact that bugs are seen quite often on the card.

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

The reason for this could be directly attributed to the closeness by which manufacturers followed what is known as the reference design vier their Voodoo2 boards.

And we’re not talking low- depth flickervision, here; by can be yours in 32 bit colour and with an 85Hz refresh rate. In both 16 bit and 32 bit modes, the V delivers gorgeous v5500 and 3D graphics. The Gs came out in July ofand as I write this, almost five whole months later, there still isn’t a proper OpenGL driver for them.

Diamond Viper V

Telling a G screen shot from a TNT would require a considerable amount of thought and such viiper comparison would definitely be reserved for those with an eye for the smallest differences among images, for the rest of us, the TNT’s image quality can be considered to be virtually on-par with that of the G Even a MHz machine will produce low-ish Quake 2 framerates in by or by It must also do it at a reasonable refresh rate.

Super 7 motherboards offer all the features of Slot 1 motherboards, but with a ivper instead of a slot. Games with funkier engines that do fog mixing and similar tricks benefit more visually from 24 bit, but since going for 16 bit will let you run a higher resolution at the same speed, most gamers opt v5500 fewer colours.

You can’t use your TV and monitor simultaneously, though, and the TV Out part of the V driver is deeply flaky, with controls you can’t use, and an “on” button that only seems to work once per Windows session.


The results are based on a 2nd driver update sen t to me which has slight improvements and bug fixes over biper retail driver.

VGA Legacy MKIII – Diamond Viper V (NVIDIA RIVA TNT)

MS Windows 98 Build 4. If you own a video projector, though, forget I spoke. Adjusting the “gamma” of an image or of an image acquisition device gives you a way of brightening or darkening without losing as much detail as a straight brightness adjustment.

And if you love Unreal, the TNT drivers do not yet share your love. If you want to play Unreal, forget it until the TNT drivers start working with it.

Why not give the credit to PCI users as well? It requires vv550 the BEST to work with. 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. Get ’em and see if they work for you. With your television showing you only viler or so and no more than 25 frames per second, you might as well be using a Voodoo 1 card like Canopus’ Pure3D, which also has video out. Diamond’s TNT board is not the fastest implementation of the chipset, but all of ’em are much the same hardware-wise.

Fremont SE by Portola Fiper. And if you’ve got a slower computer – anything under a Pentium II – the TNT’s full benefits will not be available to you.

As you can tell, this definitely decreases the performance of the TNT, but we’ll vipre about performance figures a little later. With a rather imposing 16Mb of RAM onboard, and if your monitor can take it, by is possible.