What you see isn’t always what you get According to the first press releases directly from nVidia, the Riva TNT chipset was supposed to be manufactured using a 0. So is the TNT a G? You better believe we can. Installation is similar to most Video cards. Built on a 0. Two statements that are almost as different as night and day, and two statements which will end up ruining nVidia’s credibility in the future. So what is this card actually capable of?

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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.

We’ve already vlper what Canopus can do with nVidia’s Riva TNT Chipset, so let’s vpier 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.

Why not give the credit to PCI users as well?

However the improvements weren’t enough to justify ditching your Voodoo or Riva for a card based on a chipset that sounds like it was a discontinued Camaro. In spite of the fact that the public was blatantly lied to by nVidia about the doamond 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?

Installation is similar to 16mv Video cards.

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You better believe we can. However there is a slight problem here because TNT does not seem to like Super-7 boards. What is recommended is at least a MHz processor, running at high resolution. The TNT chipset supports 3D, Z-Buffered, resolutions of up to x and, like the Matrox G, does support bit rendering giving it a slight visual advantage over 3Dfx’s Voodoo2 chipset.

Cramming a total of 7million transistors into the 0. With little room for expansion in terms of performance, manufacturers had to resort to the bare essentials and basics to get their products to sell over the competition Overall Rating Out of a maximum of 5 Star. Click here to find lowest prices on this product. You are reading about a product that is yet to be launch even in US.

Diamond Viper V graphics card – Riva TNT – 16 MB Overview – CNET

Two statements that are almost as different as night and day, and two statements which will end up ruining nVidia’s credibility in the future. Recently, in the PC Hardware Industry, we became acquainted with the “rules” of this game with the wave of 3Dfx Voodoo2 based accelerators that hit the gaming industry like a storm. If one needs help in installing the drivers, the manual explains the process.

More Benchmarks results will be added latter in the week. MS DirectX Version 6. But it is only a matter of time that they’ll do it. If I were someone who does not know much about computers, I would have a hard time searching for the manual and the needed info.

As you can tell, this definitely decreases the performance of the TNT, but we’ll talk about performance figures a little later. Installation of the card is a no-brainer.


Microsoft’s Game Sampler for Windows A snake looks-a-like roller coaster creature is the main attraction here. 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 What you see isn’t always what you get. Comparing apples to apples is one thing, comparing clones of apples to clones of apples is an entirely different game.

16MB Diamond Viper TNT 3D AGP graphics card > Need driver for win 98

I would personally 16,b a cooling fan to be installed if you intend to overclock it’s memory or chip. The image quality on the TNT is vastly superior to that of the original Rivabut better yet, it is virtually on par with that of the Matrox G 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.

And packed with a more powerful brain that G can’t cope with.