A couple of previous versions of the drivers had it too, but you had to turn it on with a simple little Registry hack. Stealth 3D 2000 Series drivervxnt4203.exe [more] Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc. PCI or AGP? This isn't unusual, by the way; graphics card manufacturers often quote optimistic high-clocked statistics while they're developing their new chipsets, to discourage buyers from spending money on competitors' products. his comment is here
Stealth 3D 2000 Series driver3dnt42031.exe [more] Windows NT viper v550 drivermain550255-9X.exe [more] Windows 95 & 98 WeitekPower P9100 PCI drivervpr95224.exe [more] Windows 95 If you are unable to install the drivers you should read this or go to savagenews or search a solution yourself. All rights reserved. More info on this site: The specs "failsafe" driver update procedure (win9x) S3 Savage2000 Drivers The Diamond Viper II Z200 - Savage2000 driver shortlist (longlist): Last known http://www.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?driverid=118094
Apparently, you're supposed to install the 4-in-1 drivers, then the Viper II ones. There are lots of not-terribly-new graphics cards in the lower price brackets - a few 3dfx Voodoo 3s, earlier NVIDIA designs like the assorted TNT2 chipsets, Matrox's rather good G400, ATI's So hardware T&L is under-used at the moment. The problem is present with the Savage 2000s drivers, but seems to be worst when in a games menu or in timedemo mode.
This isn't the first time driver hassles have handicapped an otherwise promising piece of hardware. This will, of course, vary from board to board, but since the Diamond board is the only available Savage 2000 board on the market we decided to include this note. Stealth 3D 3000 Series drivernt4.zip [more] Windows NT 2500 driverDiaM25NT.zip [more] Windows NT Disk1 [more] Windows 98 Viper V770 driverviperv770.zip [more] has there been updates on the drivers? 2 answers Last reply Dec 26, 2000 More about diamond viper z200 card good CrashmanDec 26, 2000, 7:51 AM You probably know that diamond/S3
But once you get away from the Q3A-optimised OpenGL, and the UT-only MeTaL, the Viper II looks less exciting. 3D Mark 2000, the rather pretty Direct3D game performance benchmark from MadOnion.com, If you need any other version, please feel free to e-mail me. Forgot your password? http://www.anandtech.com/show/410/4 Refresh rate: It's not enough that a given graphics system support the resolution and colour depth you want.
Want a brutally fast PC graphics card to play games on? this content This might not be a bad idea for Australian users, anyway; the 0.18 micron manufacturing process used in the Savage 2000 chip keeps its temperature down somewhat, but it still runs Colour depth: The number of distinct colours that a piece of hardware or software can display. optimized W9x v3.0 not online Mike's Tweaked Savage2K drivers W9x v4.0 don't have Mike's SUSNSE Celeron/PII/K6 optimized W9x v3.0 don't have Savage2000 Windows 2K/XP drivers: Diamond Viper II
Mind you, although hardware T&L isn't something that needs to be specially supported by games, many games don't benefit very much from it. 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. On the minus side, game manufacturers don't seem to care much about this API. weblink But, remember, its Q3A and UT performance is a best case scenario, and the drivers aren't tuned for other games.
Given its price, the Viper II can't afford to lose too badly to the GeForce. Login Form Username Password Remember Me Log in Forgot your username? All rights reserved.
Which, in PC gaming, is not a good thing at all. Get the answer Ask a new question Read More Graphics Cards Drivers Diamond Viper Graphics Related Resources Diamond Viper II video card Diamond Viper - ATI Radeon™ X1950PRO 512MB AGP Clarify I tried the older v4.17 4-in-1 drivers, as well. I can more easily t… https://t.co/THp8fK9BVS RyanSmithAT: @lathiat @anandtech Hey Trent, please always feel free to reach out to me about these.
And by using S3TC, much more detailed textures can be used, if a game has them to offer. And the Viper II worked. Discussion Thread Date Diamond Multimedia Diamond stealth 3d 2000 (Windows 95) [PCI / ISA] 1 reply Apr 8, 2014 Diamond Multimedia Stealth 2000 (Windows XP Home) [PCI / ISA] 1 reply check over here But it doesn't, actually, do it yet.
The decline of Glide would appear to suggest that there's not a lot of room in the market for a new proprietary 3D API. Luckily there are no currently available D3D titles that take advantage of hardware T&L, so you dont have to worry too much there.