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Reply 41 of 50, by The Serpent Rider

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Reply 43 of 50, by bestemor

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Wondering if this is a card worth getting, how is the picture quality on the ARK 1000 ?

Compared to the other 'good' PCI cards of that era, 1995-1998 etc.
I got a Tseng 6000, Riva128, random S3's, as well as some TNT1 I think.... oh, and a Voodoo3 as well.

Reply 44 of 50, by The Serpent Rider

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If you want to squeeze VGA performance for benchies - probably. I doubt it can compete with Tseng, Nvidia or even some S3 in highres VESA modes. Especially if you'll find just some noname card, which will have sub-optimal clocks.

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Reply 46 of 50, by The Serpent Rider

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Picture quality should be average. ARK2000 cards use external DACs, but most of them aren't top tier. If your Riva 128 or TNT1 are from good brand, they clearly would be better.

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Reply 47 of 50, by Jo22

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The Serpent Rider wrote on 2020-09-29, 19:36:

Picture quality should be average. ARK2000 cards use external DACs, but most of them aren't top tier. If your Riva 128 or TNT1 are from good brand, they clearly would be better.

Is it related to the ARK2000PV?
I vaguely remember that card from an earlier thread.
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Reply 48 of 50, by The Serpent Rider

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Is it related to the ARK2000PV?

It's related to ARK2000 series in general. They mostly use DACs from ICS and AT&T.

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Reply 49 of 50, by bestemor

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heh, yes, the one I found had this weird tiny DAC from AT&T placed into a square apparantly made for a larger DAC....
No idea if it is a 2000 or 1000 though, the ARK chip itself is covered with a huge sticker of the card maker on the sellers pictures.
Perhaps I should avoid this one then.

Reply 50 of 50, by The Serpent Rider

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Like I said, why would you need one, if you already have better cards at your disposal? If it's only about picture quality.

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