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  1. #1
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    Best of the worst

    please rate these cards:

    -Trident Blade 3D AGP 8mb
    -Trident Blade 3D PCI 8mb
    -SIS 8mb 3D AGP (integrated)
    -SIS 530 (integrated)
    -Diamond Stealth 3D (S3 Virge chipset)

    thanks!!


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    Best to worst, 3d-performance (best to worst)

    -SIS 8mb 3D AGP (integrated)
    -SIS 530 (integrated)
    -Trident Blade 3D AGP 8mb
    -Trident Blade 3D PCI 8mb
    -Diamond Stealth 3D (S3 Virge chipset)

    A Stealth 2000? You've got to be kidding, I'd rather run in software.

    The one with the best 2d quality is undobtedly Trident - without exception they have delivered excellent 2d when other low-cost chip makers couldnt. The Trident 9750 and Blade 3D both have crisp image quality, although they suck for games...but the SiS will barely deliver "playable" framerates anyway.




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    I'm not prepared to say Tridents 2d quality is all that great actually. I've built a few systems for people for business use using this graphics card (AGP version). Quite often, the display has appeared blury in any resoltion 1024x768 or above or if the refresh rates are set at anything above 75Hz.

    The SiS6326 (which I assume is the 8Mb AGP) isn't too bad. Still suffers similar problems to the Trident, but I'd rate it a tad higher.

    Can't say much for the Diamond card though. Been quite a while since i've used anything based on a Virge chipset.

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    I had the SIS 8meg integrated card, and when I installed the most recent drivers (about 3 months ago) I was actualy quite impressed. I'm running a matrox marvel g400 now, so it doesnt really compare. But I had no problems with the SIS card. The mainboard it was attached to on the other hand (pc chips) should be avoided at all costs.

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    I think I`ll eliminate the SIS AGP because it is on a PCChips board.
    The reason I`m asking this is because I have lots of computers parts and I`ll build some machines just for fun... and I`ll build the best video cards with the best processors.

    And which of these cards would work better with a Matrox M3D (NEC Power VR chipset)?

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    Adaptec AHA-2940AU SCSI
    Toshiba 32X SCSI CD-ROM
    Asus A7V + Duron 800@800
    256mb PC133 CAS2 memory
    Gainward GeForce 2 MX
    Santa Cruz audio
    Philips 4x4x32 CDRW
    Adaptec AHA-2940AU SCSI card
    Toshiba 32X SCSI CD-ROM

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