It must also do it at a reasonable refresh rate. Go to Display Properties, click the Settings tab, the Advanced button, and then the Adapter tab and the Change button. The Crusher demo, at by , scored If your desk does not groan under the weight of a multi-kilobuck monitor, rest assured that as far as 2D goes, any old TNT2 can pump out more pixels than your screen can clearly display. Different people have different thresholds of annoyance when it comes to screen flicker, but staring at a 60Hz screen all day is an unpleasant experience for pretty much anyone. For the full rundown on the quality of the ASUS package, check out the three-card comparison; in essence, it seems to be a perfectly well made card, with a fan on its main chip which is pretty much essential for Ultra cards , and the supporting stuff is OK, although the driver could be better – and is, with the latest, downloadable version. Which, by the way, is rather more than anyone needs, as are the ludicrous resolutions and refresh rates supported by all TNT2 cards.

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If Windows decides to play ball, it won’t agpv-3800 your card when you restart, and you’ll be able to do the change-adapter routine again, this asus agp-v3800 pointing Windows to the drivers you actually want. As all-bells-and-whistles graphics cards, the Asus agp-v3800 Deluxe and the V Ultra are both winners, even if the 3D glasses aren’t good for much.

Refresh rate, measured in Hertz Hzis the number of times per second the screen is “repainted” with the image. Asus agp-v3800 you reset, Windows brilliantly informs you that there’s something wrong with your video setup, and you’re still in 16 colour by Changing the driver manually won’t help you – unless you agp-f3800 to the plain VGA driver first.

ASUS AGP-V3800 (nVidia RIVA TNT2 Ultra)

AGP lets asus agp-v3800 graphics board rapidly access main memory for texture storage. And the V Ultra delivers.

So if you’re considering a V already, the Ultra won’t cost you a whole lot more. Monstrous RAM overclocking isn’t useful, though; it’s the core speed that really matters. But it probably won’t asus agp-v3800 you a whole lot more performance, either.

Switching from one TNT2 card to another, especially from a plain one to an Ultra, can be tricky. The dead giveaway that your old driver hasn’t been tidied up asus agp-v3800 is a Asus agp-v3800 Properties box that only lets you select colour depths up to 16 bitnot 32 bitand requires a reset instead of applying the changes straight away.

zgp-v3800 My favourite quick and dirty synthetic benchmark is WinTune 98and it showed less impressive results from the Ultra board. The 32Mb RAM of top-end TNT2 boards isn’t terribly useful even for asus agp-v3800 games, but it comes in handy for 3D rendering, allowing high-detail, high-speed previews of the kind that could only be done by very pricey workstations a few years ago.

But I suspect a lot of the people stampeding to buy an Ultra card just ’cause it’s the fastest would do better by spending asus agp-v3800 as much on a slower plain TNT2, and putting the difference towards more RAM or a asus agp-v3800 processor. Asus agp-v3800 asuus the VGA driver before asus agp-v3800 remove the first card, which is what various AGP asus agp-v3800 card manuals suggest, doesn’t seem to help. Which, by the way, is rather more than anyone needs, as are the ludicrous resolutions and refresh rates supported by all TNT2 cards.

The only difference between plain TNT2 and the Asus agp-v3800 variant is speed. Card, video adaptor cables for TV or VCR or camera connections, standard driver disk with lousy drivers; download the more recent ones hereTurok: 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.

The image quality difference is not asus agp-v3800 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 asus agp-v3800. 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 you run a higher resolution at the same speed, most gamers opt for asus agp-v3800 colours.

You can use the V asus agp-v3800 nVidia’s reference Detonator drivers, but its fancy video and 3D glasses features won’t work. The V is happy to overclock.

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

The number of distinct colours that a piece of hardware or software can display. This was about the speed of the old TNT-1 in byon the same processor.

But you asus agp-v3800 want 75Hz or so, if you can get it. Cards that do more than 24 bit use the extra bits for asus agp-v3800 channels and other funky stuff asue 24 bit is more colours than the eye can discern already.

Review: ASUS AGP-V Ultra TNT-2 graphics card

Windows tries to be intelligent and fails amazing, I know. Plain TNT2s have a stock clock speed of MHz for the core and MHz for the memory – some come axus a faster stock clock speed, asus agp-v3800 many can run significantly faster if overclocked with a program asus agp-v3800 Powerstrip from Entech Taiwan, here or the excellent little TNTClk utility.

OpenGL games inherit the colour depth of the desktop when you run them; asus agp-v3800 you’re running 16 bit in Windows, that’s what zsus game’ll be. I ran the test over and over, though, and didn’t see an improvement. The Asus agp-v3800 card is pushing four times as many pixels. Installing an Ultra card is no harder than installing a plain TNT2, which is in turn no harder than installing any other Asus agp-v3800 graphics card. Different people have different thresholds of annoyance when it comes to screen flicker, but staring at a 60Hz screen all day is an unpleasant experience for pretty asuss anyone.