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Reply 1780 of 44778, by Mau1wurf1977

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Artex wrote:

Figured you'd dig this Roland stuff. 😀

Big time 😀 What's with the video cards? I have a few TNT2 cards and I find the VGA signal quality quite poor. I use a FX5200 now which has a much clearer image. Also DVI 😀 MX 440 (There are a TON of eBay) are also good. They usually come with S-Video out as well.

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I bought this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/190428196814?ssPageNa … 984.m1497.l2649

Only needed 2 ports. Haven't received it yet though

Looks very similar to mine!

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Reply 1781 of 44778, by Artex

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Mau1wurf1977 wrote:

What's with the video cards? I have a few TNT2 cards and I find the VGA signal quality quite poor.

Now that I'm done with my Sound Card / Synth collection, I've started collecting the video cards I grew up with. I've got a quite a collection going! 😁

Matrox Millenium II 8MB PCI
Diamond Stealth 64 Video VRAM 3200 PCI
Diamond Stealth 64 Video VRAM 3200 PCI
Diamond Stealth 64 Video
3DFX Voodoo1 - Orchid Righteous 3D 4MB PCI
3DFX Voodoo2 - Diamond Monster 3D II 12MB PCI (x 3)
3DFX Voodoo3 2000 PCI (Black Heatsink)
3DFX Voodoo3 3000 PCI (Silver Heatsink)
3DFX Voodoo3 3000 AGP
3DFX Voodoo5 5500 AGP
3DFX Voodoo5 5500 AGP *Boxed*
NVIDIA RIVA 128 - STB Velocity 4MB AGP
NVIDIA RIVA 128 - Diamond Viper V330 4MB AGP
NVIDIA RIVA TNT - ELSA ERAZOR II 16MB PCI
NVIDIA RIVA TNT - Diamond Viper V550 16MB AGP
NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Ultra - Creative 3D Blaster! TNT2 Ultra 32MB AGP *Boxed*
NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Ultra - Guillemot Maxi Gamer Xentor 32
NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Ultra - Diamond Viper V770U (x 2)
NVIDIA GeForce 256 Visiontek NV990.0 32MB AGP
NVIDIA GeForce ti500 - Asus V8200Ti500 Deluxe 64MB AGP
NVIDIA GeForce ti4400 - Leadtek Winfast A250 Ultra 128MB
NVIDIA GeForce ti4200 - Asus V8290 128MB
NVIDIA GeForce 6800GT - BFG 6800GTOC
NVIDIA GeForce 6800GT - Gainward BLISS 7800 GS+ 512MB AGP
ATI RADEON 3850 - Sapphire ATI Radeon 3850 AGP
AMD HD5870 - 2 x Asus AMD ROG 5870 Matrix Platinum PCIe x16 (sold)

...and of course, my new beast. 😀

NVIDIA GTX680 - Asus GTX680-DC2T-2GD5 DirectCUII TOP PCIe x16
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Reply 1783 of 44778, by Filosofia

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I found a Matrox Mystique 220 with the Matrox Mystique version of MechWarrior 2.

You better get a full 32MB of ram if you want to play that baby 😉

Reply 1784 of 44778, by SquallStrife

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I just found a guy that's going to sell me an ATi Rage IIc for $5. From what I can tell, this is the last (or second last?) Rage card that supports CIF, is that right?

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Reply 1785 of 44778, by vetz

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I just found a guy that's going to sell me an ATi Rage IIc for $5. From what I can tell, this is the last (or second last?) Rage card that supports CIF, is that right?

No, the Ati Rage Pro also supports it, and if you've seen my videos the increase in performance is significant compared to the Rage II (and Rage IIc, though that is a bit better, somewhere inbetween Rage II and Rage Pro). So it is the second last card to support it, but I am actually unsure if it was released after or just before the Pro card.

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Reply 1786 of 44778, by sliderider

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vetz wrote:
SquallStrife wrote:

I just found a guy that's going to sell me an ATi Rage IIc for $5. From what I can tell, this is the last (or second last?) Rage card that supports CIF, is that right?

No, the Ati Rage Pro also supports it, and if you've seen my videos the increase in performance is significant compared to the Rage II (and Rage IIc, though that is a bit better, somewhere inbetween Rage II and Rage Pro). So it is the second last card to support it, but I am actually unsure if it was released after or just before the Pro card.

What is CIF? Is that ATi's proprietary API?

Reply 1787 of 44778, by vetz

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sliderider wrote:
vetz wrote:
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I just found a guy that's going to sell me an ATi Rage IIc for $5. From what I can tell, this is the last (or second last?) Rage card that supports CIF, is that right?

No, the Ati Rage Pro also supports it, and if you've seen my videos the increase in performance is significant compared to the Rage II (and Rage IIc, though that is a bit better, somewhere inbetween Rage II and Rage Pro). So it is the second last card to support it, but I am actually unsure if it was released after or just before the Pro card.

What is CIF? Is that ATi's proprietary API?

Yes 😀 There is a bulleted post of supported CIF games in the marvin section incase anyone is wondering.

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Reply 1788 of 44778, by sliderider

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vetz wrote:
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vetz wrote:

No, the Ati Rage Pro also supports it, and if you've seen my videos the increase in performance is significant compared to the Rage II (and Rage IIc, though that is a bit better, somewhere inbetween Rage II and Rage Pro). So it is the second last card to support it, but I am actually unsure if it was released after or just before the Pro card.

What is CIF? Is that ATi's proprietary API?

Yes 😀 There is a bulleted post of supported CIF games in the marvin section incase anyone is wondering.

So a Rage 128 doesn't support ATi's own API?

Reply 1789 of 44778, by vetz

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sliderider wrote:

So a Rage 128 doesn't support ATi's own API?

It doesn't. CIF was considered obsolete when the Rage 128 came to the marked.

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Reply 1791 of 44778, by dirkmirk

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Bought this boxed 2meg isa STB Nitro 64 a few weeks ago for $30 delivered to Australia, Bargain! I already had Diamond speedstar 64 with the same chipset but for the price I could afford to have a spare 😀 .

Interestingly I read in the manual about wait states, I thought this generally only applied to VLB devices?

"This jumper provides a way for the microprocessor to perform write operations directly to the video memory on the NITRO 64 without the typical two wait-state delay imposed for video write operations.
A zero wait state-option allows fast peripheral devices, like the NITRO 64, to perform at an optimal level, thus increasing overall systems performance.
When the zero wait-state jumper is OFF the microprocessor imposes the standard two wait-state for write operations.

Either way im going to test this card in a new 386 Build with the wait state jumpers my feeling is that it wont make a difference to dos benchmarks.

Reply 1792 of 44778, by keropi

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I have tried the 0 wait state jumpers on 2 isa vgas on my 386DX build and IBM386sx machines... enabling 0ws only leads to crashes on my computers, sure vga is faster but sacrificing stability is a deal breaker.

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Reply 1793 of 44778, by Mau1wurf1977

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🤣 I know. But they are getting harder to find. Had to order them online 😀

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Reply 1794 of 44778, by sliderider

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Mau1wurf1977 wrote:
LOL I know. But they are getting harder to find. Had to order them online :) […]
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🤣 I know. But they are getting harder to find. Had to order them online 😀

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I ordered 20 boxes of 5 1/4" floppies last year. 🤣

Reply 1795 of 44778, by Artex

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Diamond Viper V770U (NVIDIA Riva TNT2 Ultra AGP 32MB)
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Diamond Stealth II S220 (Rendition Verite 2100) PCI 4MB
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BFG 6800GT OC (NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT) 256MB AGP (New in Box)
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Reply 1796 of 44778, by Mau1wurf1977

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sliderider wrote:

I ordered 20 boxes of 5 1/4" floppies last year. 🤣

Wow they still make these? I had no idea...

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Diamond Viper V770U (NVIDIA Riva TNT2 Ultra AGP 32MB)

Diamond Stealth II S220 (Rendition Verite 2100) PCI 4MB

Promise Ultra66 IDE PCI IDE Controller

BFG 6800GT OC (NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT) 256MB AGP (New in Box)

Nice gear! I'm wondering if that PCI controller is bootable. I purchased a Silicon Image RAID SATA controller and was hoping it worked in my machines for booting, but no luck 🙁

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Reply 1797 of 44778, by Artex

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Mau1wurf1977 wrote:

I'm wondering if that PCI controller is bootable.

I believe you can boot a HD attached to the controller by changing the BIOS to boot from a SCSI device. I will find out!

Reply 1798 of 44778, by Markk

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A friend of mine had bought a PCI SATA-USB 2.0 combo card, and told me that it doesn't boot from it. He was so certain about that, and when I told him I ordered a SATA PCI card insisted that it won't boot. Finally my card arrived, and not only the disk I connected to it was bootable, but it was visible on dos 6.22. The chip on the card is a Silicon Image 3114, and I'm sure it has it's own bios, that's why it's bootable.

Reply 1799 of 44778, by vetz

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Here is the SI 3114 card, 14 dollars shipped worldwide new:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-SATA-S-ATA-Port-RAI … =item2556a904ec

Do not buy the VIA S-ATA card. I just got it and you can't boot from it. Seems to have issues with the Win98 drivers as well.

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