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ATI - Do Radeon drivers work with FireGL cards?

I have some Nvidia workstation cards (Quadro4 100 NVS, Quadro4 380 XGL, Quadro FX 500), and I've always used regular ForceWare drivers with them and it has Just Worked™. Which is cool, because I certainly don't need any CAD features and I like using game-optimized drivers that I'm familiar with. …

Re: Geforce 2 GTS vs Radeon 7500

Also a reminder of the Geforce2's blurry VGA output which goes against its practicality of using high resolutions :) There seems to be a lot of variability. I have a 3D Prophet II Ti and a couple of unbranded (probably Dell) GeForce2 GTS cards where the VGA output is perfectly bright and sharp. …

Re: Geforce 2 GTS vs Radeon 7500

Why not a Kyro2 card? Back then I remember it was quite a shock to see it competing with those mentioned cards. Kyro II is actually super solid. Its performance is not quite up to GeForce2 levels, but the latest drivers are surprisingly stable and compatible. They even support table fog! :D The …

Re: Geforce 2 GTS vs Radeon 7500

Are there specific examples of what's broken in Unreal D3D renderer? I tested Unreal Gold updated to patch 226, side by side on a Voodoo3 in Glide mode and on my Radeon R9 380 in Windows 7 using D3D, and I could not see any difference that would indicate missing or broken rendering in D3D. I …

Re: Geforce 2 GTS vs Radeon 7500

By the way, Descent 3 offers a timedemo, look it up! Did not know that. Thanks for the tip! Based on feedback, I'm thinking I may have to do a second round of Windows 98 VGA benchmarking :) Sounds like the following would be useful additions: Additional game benchmarks Higher resolution modes Extra …

Re: Geforce 2 GTS vs Radeon 7500

Small variety of games, higher resolution/settings here and there wouldn't hurt either. Those are both valid points. For that benchmark project, I wanted the results to be repeatable, so I stuck with games and demos that have built-in performance measurement tools. Unfortunately, there aren't too …

Re: Geforce 2 GTS vs Radeon 7500

The GeForce2 GTS is hands down the better card. The Radeon 7500 looks good on paper, but it's crippled by poor drivers. Check out my Windows 98 VGA charts . I tested both the GeForce2 GTS and Radeon 7500 on a Pentium III 1000 with a variety of games and benchmarks. The Radeon 7500 gets crushed by …

Re: Need for speed 3 Hot Pursuit on Win98SE

Not sure if I've ever encountered your specific issue (crash before menu), but I have an original Need for Speed III CD and have gotten the game to work on a number of retro systems. I probably used a newer d3da.dll file every time, though. Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit , Need for Speed: High …

Re: Power supply for 6800 Ultra OC AGP?

Three thoughts: 1. Nvidia was aware of bad PSUs so they gave a high recommendation in order not to get bad press for instability from underperforming PSUs. A complete contemporary system sporting the 6800U will draw less than 300W on the wall(!) under 3D gaming load with a quality PSU. You'll be …

Power supply for 6800 Ultra OC AGP?

I have a conundrum. A quandary. A dilemma. I have a BFG 6800 Ultra OC AGP that I want to install in a Pentium 4 3.4 Northwood machine. The problem is, I don't have a good power supply to use with it. AGP versions of the 6800 Ultra have two Molex connectors. From what I can gather from old reviews …

How do you clean your LCD monitors?

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Cleaning a CRT monitor is easy: just spray some Windex on a paper towel, wipe the screen down, dry it, and you're done. LCD monitors aren't so easy. My current approach is to moisten a paper towel with isopropyl alcohol (70% or 99%, doesn't seem to make a difference) and use this to clean the screen …

Re: Cooler for GeForce4 Ti 4600

I bought a Thermaltake A1349 for my GeForce4 Ti 4600. It's the same size and shape as most GeForce4 Ti stock coolers, but the pure copper construction allows for better heat dissipation. Installation was easy, and the noise level is acceptable (certainly not silent, though). The same card artifacted …

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