Perhaps due to the poor driver given. Plus the fact that bugs are seen quite often on the card. We’ve already seen what Canopus can do with nVidia’s Riva TNT Chipset, so let’s see where Diamond draws the line and let’s see if they accomplish their goal in convincing some of you to purchase the Viper V over the competition. These are the contents of the box: Last updated November 21,

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Perhaps due to the eiamond driver given. The results are based on a 2nd driver update sen t to me which has slight improvements and bug fixes over the retail driver.

Overall Rating Out of a maximum of 5 Star. So what is this card actually capable of?

Download Diamond Viper v PCI 16Mb TNT – MajorGeeks

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However, if you own a slower system, it would not be such a good idea to get this card, as you will not be able to bring out its full potential. If one needs help in installing the drivers, the manual explains the riamond.


More Benchmarks results will be added latter in the week. Featuring dual internal texture pipelines, the TNT tny been claimed vioer be able to process multi-textured objects in a single pass, picking up where 3Dfx left off, nVidia managed to accomplish this using a single chip instead of using the two separate texelfx processors the Voodoo2 uses.


Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. All drivers version are unable to be disclosed due to the fact that this review is based on a card that is not yet launch worldwide and will only be announced when it’s launched soon.

However the improvements weren’t enough to justify ditching your Voodoo or Riva for a card based on a chipset that sounds like it was a discontinued Camaro. The chip is touching hot when used for more than 10 diamonc. If you remember the comparison between virtually any two Voodoo2 accelerators, it usually came down to a comparison of software bundles or drivers.

Diamond Viper V550 NVIDIA Riva TNT Video Card 16mb VGA AGP

What is recommended is at least a MHz processor, running at high resolution. Saving both slot space and your pocket.

Hype doe s not always live up to it’s name. Installation is similar to most Video cards. The Viper V Viperization Experience. Suffering from poor image quality, poor implementation of the AGP specification, an annoying x Z-Buffered resolution limitation, not to mention poor performance on slower systems.

What you see isn’t always what you get. With little room for expansion in terms of performance, manufacturers had to diaond to the bare essentials and basics to get their products to sell over the competition Log in Don’t have an account? Introducing the nVidia Riva TNT Chipset as taken from the AnandTech Spectra Review Reasons not to buy nVidia After the initial release of the Riva chipset it seemed as 16kb the chipset itself was reason enough to leave nVidia out of the competition when it came to overall quality.


Installation of the card is a no-brainer. Why not give the credit to PCI users as well? Firstly, Diamond should really consider adding a heatsink to the chip. While a TNT chip manufactured using a 0.

Recently, in the PC Hardware Industry, we became acquainted with the “rules” of this game with the wave of 3Dfx Voodoo2 based accelerators that hit the gaming industry like a storm. These are the contents of the box: Plus the fact that bugs are seen quite often on the card. For this reason, AnandTech will not concentrate on benchmarks alone to resolve the question of which TNT fiamond card is the absolute best for your needs.

The 3D Features are: Cramming a total of 7million transistors into the 0.