VOGONS

Common searches


Search results

Display options

Re: were/are the Voodoo 4 and 5 even worth owning?

"...ok the T-Buffer but if sw developer must specifically code just for that I don't know how much useful it might be... I think all T-Buffer features they've showed can be done on competitive fixed function hardware, at least with FSAA support. Original SIlent Hill 2 release had depth of field …

Re: were/are the Voodoo 4 and 5 even worth owning?

In those times I switched from the Voodoo3 2000 card I later sold to a Geforce2 MX card and later the Kyro2 64MB. The Voodoo3 was fast obviously but if the Voodoo3 was needed to "take time" I'd have understood that (even if much less the choice to call it Voodoo 3 as already said.. the third …

Re: were/are the Voodoo 4 and 5 even worth owning?

Anti-aliasing wasn't something new. In fact, even cards like Riva 128ZX and Voodoo 2 were capable of that. 3dfx were promoting brand new T-Buffer as pioneer of "cinematic" effects in games, but that was quite shallow marketing. Performance-wise yes, but no one knew that It was also obsolete feature …

Re: were/are the Voodoo 4 and 5 even worth owning?

If we say nowdays as most rare and collector items that has some "history" it is nice to collect V4 or V5 cards. But if we talk back in their past, thinking again at that time it was probably not the best option to choose those cards beside the well known brand that already felt like had lost the …

Re: Modern GPU and lifetime data/statistics question

in Milliways
When a hard drive fails the user loses important data. When a GPU fails nothing really happens, he just buys a new one. It's pointless to monitor the GPU IMO. I undestand it but I suppose that for warranty reason the GPU might be checked when sent back for a replacement if not used in the factory …

Modern GPU and lifetime data/statistics question

in Milliways
Hello, similar to what from decades exists on the hard drive S.M.A.R.T. logic, are there any readable modern GPUs data to know how much it was stressed, if overclocked out of the factory limits, if overvolted or even the lifetime hours data etc..? Cause I've found a GT1030 second hand card low …

Re: Worst tips from tech support

in Milliways
I also was thinking that being at work even very late might be useful to someone but after many years you begin to understand that "personal life begins when you go out of the work place". Too many people I knew imho didn't have or even wanted a life outside their job. Their job became their life …

Re: Worst tips from tech support

in Milliways
Many companies efforts to become "Agile" are really just an excuse to wrestle development control away from devs and into the hands of Sales and Marketing. Often times this results in the opposite intent of agile, which was simply created to remove barriers and time syncs from individuals and teams …

Re: Worst tips from tech support

in Milliways
Disagree, I've found most people at least while something is covered by warranty, don't see it as their problem. I love when they call and say " your dvd player is broken" um no, mine is fine but thanks for the concern. I'm happy to help you troubleshoot yours. Mostly they just want a new one, well …

Re: Worst tips from tech support

in Milliways
Anyway about tech helpdesk they should let customers decide which levels they can speak to because most times some people really would need a support from people that actually understand that customers already did most of the tests themself. Lately I bought a DVD home player (a cheap one) and …

Re: Worst tips from tech support

in Milliways
I remember that the first and last fixed DSL line we had didn't go as fast as was supposed to (like half). It was clearly some ISP limiter that was slowing down to 30 Kbyte/s download the connection. I remember talking to different "tech people" with the usual generic ideas but still the download …

Re: Worst tips from tech support

in Milliways
About computer stores I remember bringing back a faulty brand new PSU (a cheap 500W one around the 2003 year) that once started the hard disk was immediately gone with a mechanical noise and the vga (a good Radeon 9500 Pro I suppose it was) I think saw better times too. At the end I remember …

Re: Worst tips from tech support

in Milliways
I can't remember many beside the obvious generic useless ones but I suppose the latest was finding that a product supposedly accessible as a USB storage were not correctly supported by Linux/Ubuntu file system management (they seems to read/write fine until you discover the problem) and each time I …

Page 1 of 104