East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Customers also bought in related categories. Overall Rating Out of a maximum of 5 Star. If it gives you a bad taste in your mouth to know that someone, somewhere, has a faster graphics card than you, feel free to nitpick the stats. For warranty information about this product, please click here. In spite of the fact that the public was blatantly lied to by nVidia about the potential of the TNT, technically nVidia never said when their TNT would be a Voodoo2-killer, so we can’t really blame them now can we? Please try your search again later.
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The platform-independent 3D graphics interface standard, with different flavours developed by Silicon Graphics and Microsoft.
It’s referred to as depth, and sometimes as bit depth, because of the concept of overlapping, stacked “bitplanes”, planar arrays of ones and zeroes that, together, define the colour of each pixel.
Don’t see what you’re looking for? Last updated November 21, This isn’t important for gamers, though, who have been buying plenty of Banshee cards for their near-Voodoo 2 3D performance and fast 2D.
We’ve already seen what Canopus can do with nVidia’s Riva TNT Chipset, so let’s see 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.
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And if you’ve got a slower computer – anything under a Pentium II – the TNT’s full benefits will not be available to you. But otherwise, buy a TNT card. In both 16 bit and 32 bit modes, the V delivers gorgeous 2D and 3D graphics. 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. The reason for this could be directly attributed to the closeness by which manufacturers followed what is known as the reference design for their Voodoo2 boards.
For Quake 2, by is as high as I’d care to go on my MHz machine. 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 heatsink are of such large size.
Diamond Viper V550 NVIDIA Riva TNT Video Card 16mb VGA AGP
However, if you own a slower system, it would not be such a good idea to get vipre card, as you will not be able to bring out its full potential. For more info on what the heck this means, check out my guide to all flavours of video here. Comparing apples to apples is one thing, comparing clones of apples to clones of apples is an entirely different game.
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 for fewer colours.
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.
In brief, this means you can plug the card straight into any VCR, regular or S-VHS, and any TV with a video in, and play games on the big screen, record graphics to video or what have you.
Rather expensive Drivers still not perfect. Saving both slot space and your pocket.
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Remember this if you run your favourite game and it seems strangely slow; check your desktop colour depth. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.
With little room for expansion riamond terms of performance, manufacturers had to resort to the bare essentials and basics to get their products to sell over the competition 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.
The V comes with a CD-booklet sized Installation Diamonnd and has the rest of its documentation on the driver disc.
Review: Diamond Viper V graphics card
This is a heavily populated AGP board, with lots of surface mount components on the back, too. If you’ve got a DVD-ROM drive but not a decoder card like, for example, the Jaton one reviewed hereit’s not a bad piece of software.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Diajond rates below about 72Hz cause visible flicker; higher rates don’t. MS DirectX Version 6.