The installation CD packaged with the card fired up the classic Diamond installation screen, and the trip from there was very simple. Soon enough, Diamond had pre-orders worked out with Electronics Boutique and offered to take pre-orders for the card on their page as well. This is an insteresting absence of options since a card of this quality, make and price normally comes with more than standard connectors. Why would a feature like that be provided and not a standard clock for all programs? This seems to be the case over all TNT2’s, compared to the ZX chipset which could churn out faster frame rates in 2D. Click here to find lowest prices on this product. Final reality, 3d Mark99 Max.
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The world first learned of the Diamond Viper V through the shocking previews performed by two of the internet’s most well respected hardware review sites, Sharky Extreme and Tom’s Hardware. In the Diamond V ultra’s case, things were still the same.
What it means is that, A diamond product will never be a wrong choice. The installation CD packaged with the card fired up the classic Diamond installation screen, and the trip from there was very simple. As I ripped open the bright red packaging, pardon me if I am wrong about the color, I’m color blindwhat i saw was a card of excellent made quality.
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Diamond Viper V770 ATX AGP 32mb Video Card 28230351-004
V Final Reality Performance. With it’s standard but attractive packaging, it did not fail to attract most graphic card seeker’s attention when it was launched. Viper ultra 3DMark99 Reference Shots Comments Game-1 Diaamond quality was near perfect except that it wasn’t really as smooth as i expected it to be.
Diamond, not willing to go out on the same limb Hercules and Guillemot have traversed, willingly changed the specs on their two Diamonx based cards to reflect the changes. Why on earth would you want a feature like that? When diamond V came out into the market, there were not much competitors to compare it with. Still a good buy, it’s main attraction will be that, it’s a Diamond Product, and because of it’s ease of use.
At the time, there were no other TNT2 cards to compare the V to, and the Voodoo3 drivers weren’t as mature as they are now. Diamond’s primary goal here is to make sure that they aren’t any worse off without the backing of 3dfx’s high powered chips. You will never miss a Diamond Product. Or would it just be another TNT2 ultra card out there??
In diamknd, this is one of the easist installation steps that i have done compared to other numerous graphic cards. Bundled with diamond’s InControls 00 software, configuration is easy and straight forward. This is done so by having 5 different boost levels for each 3D application or game. Diamond isn’t any better off now that 3dfx has left their Voodoo3 wishes unfulfilled, Diamond’s primary goal here is to make sure that they aren’t any worse off without the backing of 3dfx’s high powered chips.
What might put people off and go in search of other brands might be it’s price compared to other TNT2 ultra at the moment.
The fact that there were no other TNT2s out there coupled with the immaturity of the Voodoo3 drivers made Diamond V on everybody’s wish list. Final Reality Benchmark results: MS Windows 98 Build 4.
However, one problem you might face in the long run is that when you have too many games and applications installed, it might seem confusing to have so many profiles, one for each.
Although that scenario is rare, it does happen.
Diamond Viper V RivaTNT2 ultra Series
Would it be faster or at least comparable to the ultimate Spectra ? Soon enough, Diamond had pre-orders worked out with Electronics Boutique idamond offered to take pre-orders for the card on their page as well. Final reality, 3d Mark99 Max. This Product is provided courtesy of. Soon to come, i might try to get other cards to work on OSs like Redhat 6.
Click to Enlarge Why on earth would you want a feature like that? The ability to independently select a clock speed for each game gives you the tweaking control over your system without having to re-clock your card every time you start a new game.
This seems to be the case over all TNT2’s, compared to the ZX chipset which could churn out faster frame rates in 2D.