[ILUG] Graphics card choice
vincent at beacon.ie
Fri Apr 30 16:14:51 IST 1999
> Actually, I'd wait another few days until the Riva TNT2 card comes out.
> I've just ordered one of these cards which is due out on Wednesday - its
> supposed to wipe the floor with Voodoo 3. Price is 99 quid.
> On a more serious point, just leave it for a few weeks as all the above
> cards will probably fall drastically in price.
Agreed with the waiting/price-dropping thing, disagree on the card
The drivers for the Voodoo series are much more mature than the
ones for the TNT, both on Linux and Windows 9x.
> 3dfx have just released the Voodoo 3 card, which is supposed to be better
> that a decent 2d card with two Voodoo 2 cards - the cards were going for
> 99 quid in Electronics Boutique.
Nope... the Voodoo 2 SLI will beat any of the Voodoo 3 cards except the
most powerful (V3 3000) which isn't even out yet, and even then it's a
fairly thin margin. If you're buying a *new* 3D card, then you should
certainly consider the V3's, but speaking as someone who has a V2 SLI
neither the TNT2 nor the V3 are getting any of my cash :-)
P.S. One major advantage of the newer models, of course, is that they're
all combo 2D/3D and most of them are AGP, meaning that you don't
3 PCI slots for graphics cards, which is admittedly a royal pain in
the ass :-/
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