The GeForce was the first affordable chipset to support this feature. S3TC reduces the amount of memory space textures take up, and it's implemented in hardware on the Viper II so it doesn't reduce speed. Web hosting kindly provided by SecureWebs. Does much the same thing as Direct3D and Glide, but does it on any computer you care to name. weblink
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 Well, that's come and gone now, and there's still no definite arrival time for the working T&L driver. What you don't get S3 went further than this, normal, level of misdirection during the Savage 2000's development, though. Ah, now things get interesting.
I would personally recommend however that you get rid of the card - for next to nothing you can buy GeForce 2 GTS or Titaniums nowadays that will smoke that card, The dual video outputs on the Viper II, though, are a nice feature. That old 300MHz P-II will be pretty much incapable of doing anything else while it's playing a movie, mind you, but that's probably OK - how much else do you want
But first, you've got to get it running. Some, like Incoming, come in different versions for different colour depths. This is only about $US40 more than similar deep-discounter prices for the Viper II, and it lines up roughly with Australian pricing, too. Apparently, you're supposed to install the 4-in-1 drivers, then the Viper II ones.
This avoids compatibility problems with motherboards that incorrectly report their AGP capabilities. Upload Driver or firmware or documentation Membership Free Premium Plus Premium Pro Multiple User Licenses Site Beginner's Guide F.A.Q. 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. try this Video quality The Viper II does a sterling job of DVD playback, but that's no big deal unless you've got a slow CPU.
Fallguy Reply With Quote December 30th, 2002,11:26 PM #6 charkmapman View Profile View Forum Posts Junior Member Join Date Dec 2002 Location Western NY Posts 2 Thanks everyone. Do not copy or redistribute in any form!Home | Reviews and Features | Special Reports | Forums | Register Help Remember Me? For your money, you get a card that can beat a GeForce, for some games, and particularly at lower resolutions and with slower CPUs. Mark Reply With Quote Quick Navigation PC Video, Digital Imaging, and Displays Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums General Forums General Tech Talk
Unsubscribe About Us Overview Contact Us Take our Site Survey Testimonials Copyright © 1996 - DriverGuide is an iCentric Corporation Company. It's clearly not ready for prime time yet. This is tha latest version of the drivers (version 9.21.01): ftp://ftp.diamondmm.com/pub/display/...in2k_92101.exe If those do not work you can look through this mess here for something: http://www.video-drivers.com/companies/305.htm AMD Phenom II x4 945 Because it's an AGP card, you'll need an AGP slot on your motherboard, and an AGP-aware operating system - the final version of Windows 95, or any version of Windows 98,
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 to the power of the have a peek at these guys This is significant for gaming, because running your games in 24+ bit mode may be prettier, but will be slower. For only $AU475, you can get a Leadtek GeForce, also with TV out, and with a software bundle to boot - although the Leadtek software bundle's nothing to get excited about, 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
Am I out of luck? driverSpeedStarA50-AGP.zip [more] Windows 95 & 98 28020050-001 Speedstar A55 - German driverW9xA55_G.exe [more] Windows 95 & 98 28020050-001 Speedstar A55 - Portugues driverW9xA55_P.exe [more] Stealth 3D 3000 Series drivernt4.zip [more] Windows NT 2500 driverDiaM25NT.zip [more] Windows NT Disk1 [more] Windows 98 Viper V770 driverviperv770.zip [more] check over here Other cards have a single, dual function output that looks like an S-Video connector; you plug in a little adaptor cable that terminates in an RCA socket if you want composite
Buy something with NVIDIA's GeForce, or faster GeForce DDR, chipset in it. Found driver for NT, 98 but not XP. Glitches galore.
Refresh rates below about 72Hz cause visible flicker; higher rates don't. Unsubscribe About Us Overview Contact Us Take our Site Survey Testimonials Copyright © 1996 - DriverGuide is an iCentric Corporation Company. If all that matters is the ability to push pixels onto the screen, and there's not so much texturing going on, the GeForce can streak ahead by almost a factor of No such fiddling is necessary with the Viper II, since both kinds of connector are provided, and the card notices when something's connected to them on startup.
Viper V330 Series drivervprnt223.exe [more] MonsterFusionPciFull.zip [more] Windows ME Monster Fusion AGP/PCI driverw9xmfu_2.exe [more] Windows ME Viper V330 driverglv33128.exe [more] Performance To dip for a moment into tech-speak, the Savage 2000 has a dual pixel, dual texture rendering pipeline, while the GeForce has a quad pixel, single texture setup. On the minus side, game manufacturers don't seem to care much about this API. this content 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
Turning off S3TC hurts frame rate somewhat; it depends on the resolution and the processor, but you can expect to lose something like 20%. Microsoft's Direct3D is the other open PC 3D standard. At 640 x 480 or 800 x 600 resolution, it roughly equals the performance of a more expensive SDR GeForce, and it's actually faster at higher resolutions.