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    Opinions on Riva TNT 2 32MB AGP card??

    Eazeee

    i am new 2 this site, and i am gettin
    my new 2morrow which i am very excited about
    its a AMD 1ghz which the
    Riva TNT 2 32MB AGP card video card,
    i was originally planning 2 get
    teh Nvida TNT 2 Pro 32mb AGP card
    but they didnt have that in stock,
    so i wanted 2 know what the differece was?
    and is the Riva 1 a gernally all round
    good video card??

    thanks in advance

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    I got a Cretive TNT 2 (32meg non-Ultra)
    It's an awsome overall card, getting a bit old though... otherwise, no complaints.
    It's rock-stable in my Atlon 700.. i did however had to mess around with drivers b4 i found the ones that worked best (Detonator 5.32 for me). + U can try Overclocking it too.

    P.S. U realy shoud do justice for your GIG CPU & get a faster Vid Card (like a Geforce2 GTS), beef-up your gameplay

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    I think you might want to consider a GeForce 2 to take full advantage of the AMD 1000 chip but the TNT2 should give pretty nice performance too.

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    TNT2U has been a great card, but I am itching for an upgrade to a GTS card You should be able to squeeze a little bit out of the card by overclocking. Good luck and enjoy the new system!

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    Bottleneck city!!


    The equivelent is to build a 454 big block engine and throw a 1 barrel volkswagen carburater on it.


    You need a GeForce DDR or GF2 or something better,you will never unleash the power of your tbird.

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    hey,

    i must say i am dissapointed with it,
    i use 2 have a voodoo 3 PCI 16mb,
    and i cant tell teh differnce my desktop still looks the same i was expecint a big difference....



    and i paid 75 fot it

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    You will not see any difference in 2D mode, just compare speed and quality in 3D (Quake 3 would be a nice choice to compare them).

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    Dude!!

    You actually expected your desktop to look different. By the way, Voodoo2's don't even effect your desktop. Did you think that all of your little icons were going to start dancing around in 3D or what??


    A TNT2 is 2 years ago news. That card being packaged with new systems causes me to lose what little respect I had for the Oem's. It may even be the M64 version also. I'm willing to bet if its a Sony or a HP.

    Build your own like me and Deanril. It isn't exactly rocket science. And you could pick your components. Not let them do it for you and find that the better card is not in stock. You'd also save a lot of money and have a much better understanding of the system. A much faster system.

    Oem's suck. Don't you know that? They make probably 500-1500 off of every system that they sell. Dell is the biggest ripoff/markup along with Compac who just uses crap parts.

    Have you ever heard a compac computer. Sounds like there some serious work going on in there huh? That little guy is punching away at his keyboard in there!
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    i expected my desktop 2 look more stunning/sharper, i av seen other peoples desktop and it looks better than mine!!

    i got it on 1280x1034 and 16-bit,
    i dont keep it on 32-bit cos the icon colour goes all wierd on me..

    those of u who have this video card, wot drivers have u got i have 3.84 from wot it says here but i went 2 the Nvidia site 2 get the latest drivers and i got this stuff..

    "NVIDIA's Detonator 3 (D3) instantly increases the processing power of your NVIDIA-based graphics accelerators by up to 50%. You'll be amazed at how much faster and better your games, multimedia, and other 3D applications will run. In addition to significant performance increases, D3's "

    its thier new driver, i am downloading it now but wanted 2 know if n e else has chnaged 2 these drivers and if it had an effect or not? b4 i do n e thing...

    cheers


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    I just built a cheap sys for a kid & put in a used TNT-2 ULTRA I got here HWC for $75.00,
    first installed the ole drivers on CD, they sucked, so then got the new DET III's, real fast but not too stable with DX7, tried ver 649 and they rock! no problems at all, it flies through all games, TNT's are still good if you find one cheap enough, but you can get a Geforce II MX for $103.00 now.

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    Get an MX at a minumum. The ATI Radeon SDR would be a good step up from that at minimal cost. If you want the games to look good the Radeon 32mb DDR would be better than GTS. In 64mb the Radeon is both better and cheaper.

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    If your display is crap try lowing the resolution, upping the refresh rate.

    Also, it maybe a cheap monitor. .26 dot-pitch is minimum really.

    And TNT2 are out of date (says him with a V3, but piss off, getting MX on Thurs :P). Take out the card, take to your local store, explain it's brand new, get some cash and goto buy.com or something and buy a GeForce 2 or Radeon for 100.

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    I have a Riva TNT 2 Ultra 32 Meg, I don't have to complain of anything. The only bad thing is that is king of OUT of date. Since the realise of the GPU, almost all of the software coming out, if optimize for GPU.

    Why not a Gforce MX? at least has GPU. If u want a TNT, I can sell u mine....

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