Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question. This is a heavily populated AGP board, with lots of surface mount components on the back, too. It must also do it at a reasonable refresh rate. After the initial release of the Riva chipset it seemed as if the chipset itself was reason enough to leave nVidia out of the competition when it came to overall quality. InControl Tools has no Vspecific features; it lets you switch screen resolution and colour depth quickly, but there are umpteen programs that do that. Unreal on the TNT makes for some gorgeous high-res screenshots but, unfortunately, as of the 2. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations.

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So it’s not just a show pony; work it hard and it won’t bog down. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to duamond. If one needs help in installing the drivers, the manual explains the process.

Software Along with the usual collection of game demos and low-powered graphics software, the V comes with Gremlin Interactive’s race game Motorhead.

Telling a G screen shot from a TNT would require a considerable amount of thought and such a 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 If you’re into Total Annihilation, for instance, you can run the game in whatever resolutions you can use for your desktop.


There are still some of you who do not know that the current shipment is based on a. In Quake-2, the image looks beautiful and stunning.

Diamond Viper V550

The V comes dimaond a CD-booklet sized Installation Guide and has the rest of its documentation on the driver disc. If you’re after lightning fast 2D and 3D graphics for serious applications and games, there are presently a few options open to you. That’s not a good thing, though.

In both 16 bit and 32 bit modes, the V delivers gorgeous 2D and 3D graphics.

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. And if you love Unreal, the TNT drivers do not yet share your love. A pity is that the TNT chip is not attached with a heatsink. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

More Benchmarks results will be added latter in the week. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. So is the TNT a G? Built on a 0. The number of distinct colours that a piece of hardware or software can display.

And if you’ve got a slower computer – viperr under a Pentium II – the TNT’s full benefits will not be available to you. 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. The Viper V Viperization Experience. Remember this if you run your favourite game and it seems strangely slow; check your desktop colour depth.

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 tot he power of the number of bitplanes. We’ve already seen what Canopus can do with nVidia’s Riva TNT Chipset, so let’s diamonv where Diamond draws the line and let’s see if they accomplish their goal in convincing some of you to purchase the Viper V over the competition.



Saving both slot space and your pocket. It’s not enough that a given graphics system support the resolution and colour depth you want. 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.

I run by in 16 bit colour; many users have reported less dramatic increases or even speed decreases from the Detonator drivers.

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Remember, the screen resolution of even a really good television set is less than by – the tube quality vipsr not nearly as high.

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