My favourite quick and dirty synthetic benchmark is WinTune 98 , and it showed less impressive results from the Ultra board. The Crusher demo is so named, of course, because it’s a worst case scenario. The image quality difference is not a large one; in Quake 2 you have to look hard to see the vague banding on walls in order to tell you’re in 16 bit mode, and in a real game you don’t have much time for that. The platform-independent 3D graphics interface standard, with different flavours developed by Silicon Graphics and Microsoft. When you’ve massively over-overclocked it, your computer will just need a dashed good rebooting. After you reset, Windows brilliantly informs you that there’s something wrong with your video setup, and you’re still in 16 colour by Trial and error revealed that in an adequately ventilated case on a cool day, the V Magic showed no glitches at a rather more modest MHz RAM clock, and the decent cooler on the main chip made it stable at a core speed of MHz – versus the lousy MHz which was all I could wring out of the fan-less Butterfly board.

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The Crusher demo is so named, of course, because it’s a worst case scenario. Setting up Installing the Leadtek card was simple enough.

Go to Display Properties, click the Settings tab, the Advanced button, and then the Adapter tab and the Change button. Does much the same thing as Direct3D and Glidebut does it on any computer you care to name. Different people have different thresholds of annoyance when it comes asys screen flicker, but staring at a 60Hz agpp all day is an unpleasant experience for pretty much asus agp v3800. I’ve previously checked out a yum cha “Butterfly” Model 64 card read the review hereand now I’ve got a couple from more recognised manufacturers.

Videocard virtual museum ยป ASUS AGP-V (nVidia RIVA TNT2 Ultra)

Web hosting kindly provided by SecureWebs. V38800 must also do it at a reasonable refresh rate. I’ve asus agp v3800 at the VR glasses before check out the review here and they’re asus agp v3800 now than they were then, because the software has been updated so you can adjust the still rather mystifying 3D settings without quitting your game.

Installing an Ultra card is no harder than installing a plain TNT2, which is in turn no harder than installing any other AGP graphics card. The V Magic was slightly more complex to install, but only because of the VR’s adapter board, which takes up a rear panel slot – any asus agp v3800 will do, since the little board doesn’t actually plug into a slot on the motherboard, but just hooks to asus agp v3800 PC’s power supply with asus agp v3800 included cable on the inside, and to the V Magic on the outside with a passthrough cable like those used for Voodoo 1 and 2 cards.

Recent Drivers  BVUMD3 DRIVERS

Plain TNT2s have a stock clock speed of MHz for the core and MHz for the memory – some come with a faster awus clock speed, v8300 many can run significantly faster if overclocked with a program like Powerstrip from Entech Taiwan, here or the excellent little TNTClk utility. I haven’t seen any 16Mb Model 64 cards yet, though, so you’re stuck with tons of memory.

With the simple little TNTClk asud, I managed to wind the V’s core afp up to MHz MHz hung asus agp v3800 computer, and I couldn’t be bothered seeing if some intermediate value was stable, since the difference is minuscule. Games with funkier engines that do fog mixing and similar tricks benefit more visually from 24 or 32 bit, but since going for 16 bit will let asus agp v3800 run a higher resolution at the same speed, most gamers asus agp v3800 for fewer colours.

Unfortunately, the glasses aren’t actually very good I review them herebut they don’t add asus agp v3800 to the price, and could be fun to experiment with.


The difference is slight, and all three cards turn in a perfectly acceptable asks none of them are in the same league as even a non-overclocked proper TNT2 board for anything except Crusher which tests the CPU more than it tests the video cardbut all of them deliver perfectly playable frame rates at bywhen driven by a faster-thanMHz processor. You can use the V with nVidia’s asus agp v3800 Detonator drivers, but its qgp video and 3D glasses features won’t aeus.

When you’ve massively over-overclocked it, your computer will just need a dashed good rebooting. The Quake 2 frame rate testsrun with the cards overclocked on the same machine at the same resolution, show little difference asus agp v3800 the three avp.

Switching to the VGA driver before you remove the first card, which is what various AGP graphics card manuals suggest, doesn’t seem to help. I’m sure many buyers get 32Mb cards rather than 16Mb ones on the grounds asus agp v3800 a 64Mb Windows box is faster than a 32Mb one so the same must be true of graphics cards, but it ain’t so.


The Card – ASUS V TVR TNT2

It autodetects the asus agp v3800 card, but it keeps enough of the old driver files that the new card won’t work properly. By the time games can routinely make use of this much video memory, NVIDIA’s recently announced GeForce super-card will be out, asus agp v3800 along with similarly specified offerings from 3Dfx and other makers. Some, like Incoming, come in different versions for different colour depths.

Is it worth it?

ASUS AGP-V3800 Ultra TNT2 graphics card

If exploring your headache threshold isn’t all that important to you, though, there’s no reason not to buy the cheaper Leadtek or Butterfly boards instead. It showed small asus agp v3800 at MHz but was fine at MHz. Cards that do more than 24 bit use the extra bits for mixing channels and other funky stuff – 24 bit is more colours asus agp v3800 the eye can discern already.

Plug into AGP slot, power up computer, install drivers. They still only work with Direct3D games, not OpenGLand asus agp v3800 glasses still can’t completely block the view v38000 one eye while the other sees its half of the image, so there’s still an inescapable ghosting problem.

But you still want 75Hz or so, if you asus agp v3800 get it. The Accelerated Graphics Port is based on the PCI standard, but clocked at least twice as fast to accommodate the demands of 3D graphics.

The Ultra card is pushing four times as many pixels. The Butterfly’s unusually low stock RAM speed means it loses to asus agp v3800 other cards before overclocking, but afterwards it’s significantly ahead.