Difference of qualities by manufacturer (VOODOO 1 and S3)

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Difference of qualities by manufacturer (VOODOO 1 and S3)

Postby Señor Ventura » 2019-7-09 @ 22:59

Hello

Between this two cards there are differences about its DAC, and the memories, but Should i must have in consideration any difference of possible qualities?.

Which you choose?

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Re: Difference of qualities by manufacturer (VOODOO 1)

Postby mothergoose729 » 2019-7-09 @ 23:13

This thread might be of interest to you:
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=41369

Diamond is really the reference AIB, but I don't know enough about them to say which one is of better quality. I guess you could plug both in and see which gives you the most clean picture.
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Re: Difference of qualities by manufacturer (VOODOO 1)

Postby Señor Ventura » 2019-7-09 @ 23:22

mothergoose729 wrote:This thread might be of interest to you:
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=41369

Diamond is really the reference AIB, but I don't know enough about them to say which one is of better quality. I guess you could plug both in and see which gives you the most clean picture.


I meant about difference about qualities in terms of quality of components (durability, etc).

I will try reading that thread, thank you :)
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Re: Difference of qualities by manufacturer (VOODOO 1)

Postby kjliew » 2019-7-10 @ 00:05

I would typically say go for Diamond, but the 1st card really caught my attention. It has TVP3409-170CFN DAC, which was originally from Texas Instrument. All Voodoo1 that I had come across all used ICS GENDAC. This one is really special. Ti DACs are famous for superb analog quality, Matrox used the higher end TVP3026-220/250 in the professional Millennium/Millennium II graphic cards in the 90's, which were always the best analog output back then.

Though I am not sure if TVP3409 would be in the same league as TVP3026, with Ti reputation I think it's worth to take a look.
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Re: Difference of qualities by manufacturer (VOODOO 1)

Postby maxtherabbit » 2019-7-10 @ 01:48

I agree, I would go for the TI DAC definitely
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Re: Difference of qualities by manufacturer (VOODOO 1)

Postby Señor Ventura » 2019-7-10 @ 02:14

kjliew wrote:I would typically say go for Diamond, but the 1st card really caught my attention. It has TVP3409-170CFN DAC, which was originally from Texas Instrument. All Voodoo1 that I had come across all used ICS GENDAC. This one is really special. Ti DACs are famous for superb analog quality, Matrox used the higher end TVP3026-220/250 in the professional Millennium/Millennium II graphic cards in the 90's, which were always the best analog output back then.

Though I am not sure if TVP3409 would be in the same league as TVP3026, with Ti reputation I think it's worth to take a look.


Ok, it's done, i already bought the one with the TI DAC.

I almost done with my P200 upgrades. Thank you to all :)


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Now about 2D cards:

The first one has 2MB in 8 memories, and the second one has 2MB in 4 memories... i don't know what is better.


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