Overall Rating Out of a maximum of 5 Star. These are the contents of the box: Directly from the source, nVidia claims to have a 0. I won’t elaborate on this mentioned issue but on something more special No part of the above is to be reproduced, copied or modified without the permission of the WebMaster. What do you get with the Riva TNT?

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What do you get with the Riva TNT?

A pity is that the TNT chip is not attached with a heatsink. There’s never a perfect 10 chipset. Hopefully will be able to do it soon. Perhaps due to the poor driver given.

The image quality on the TNT is vastly superior to that of the original Rivabut better yet, it is virtually on par with that of the Matrox G You better believe we can.

Why not give the credit to PCI users as well? The Viper V Viperization Experience. After the initial release of the Riva chipset it seemed as if the chipset itself was reason enough to leave nVidia out of the competition when it came to overall quality.

Diamond Viper V550 graphics card – Riva TNT – 16 MB Series

The results are based on a 2nd driver update sen t to me which has slight improvements and bug fixes over the retail driver. The chip is touching hot when used for more than 10 mins. With little room for expansion in terms of performance, manufacturers had to resort to the bare essentials and basics to get their products to sell over the competition What you see isn’t always what you get. But it is only a matter of time that they’ll do it.


The box design is a notch above the former aircraft found on the Viper V 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.

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

What is recommended is at least a MHz processor, diamondd at high vipwr. Virtually a repeat of the release of the 3Dfx Voodoo2 chipset, nVidia’s Riva TNT is quickly spawning batch after batch of cloned apples, meaning separating a single TNT card from another is a very difficult task. The effectiveness of this approach is another question, however all numbers aside, on paper, the TNT took its time shaping itself to be a true winner.

I would personally recommend a cooling fan to be installed if you intend to overclock it’s memory or chip. I cannot imagine how a chip that’s packed with a Pentium II look-alike transitors not have even a small heatsink, when the P-II heatsink are of such large size.

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Log in Don’t have an account? The TNT chipset supports 3D, Z-Buffered, resolutions of up to x and, like the Matrox G, does diamohd bit rendering giving it a slight visual advantage over 3Dfx’s Voodoo2 chipset.

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.

What TNT means is that it has the ability to process data with 2 texel engine instead of just one. If I were someone who does not know much about computers, I would have a hard time searching for the manual and the needed info. What you see isn’t always what you get According to the first press releases directly from nVidia, the Riva TNT chipset was supposed to be manufactured using a 0.


Last updated November 21, Hype doe s not always live up riv it’s name. Firstly, Diamond should really consider adding a heatsink to the chip.

Built on a 0. Featuring dual internal texture pipelines, the TNT has been claimed to 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.

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. Comments or suggestions, please direct to usand check out how you can advertise with us and target your products and service to computer buyers. 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 if the chipset itself was reason enough to leave nVidia out of the competition when it came to overall quality.

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