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Gaming-Module
11-09-01, 03:05 PM
Ah, despite all the BS with drivers and what not, I am nevertheless relieved to have a new toy in my hands.

el bob
11-09-01, 03:19 PM
Please post back with findings

Gaming-Module
11-09-01, 03:25 PM
Will do.

MagicMikey
11-09-01, 03:28 PM
What's your tradition before taking it out of the box? ;)

terrancelam
11-09-01, 04:56 PM
Tell me how the exploits go!

downhill
11-09-01, 05:32 PM
was it oem or retail?

How's my avitar look with that new card? :cool:

RoundEye
11-09-01, 06:23 PM
I sent mine back. I might get another one if they improve the drivers. The graphics were great and the frame rates were real high, but my games kept crashing.

I put my Radeon 64 VIVO back in and have not had any problems with crashing. I also wanted to have my VIVO function back.

At first the card was awesome, but in the long run I was very disappointed because it wouldn't run 3D Mark 2001 or my Radeon demo.

Gaming-Module
11-09-01, 07:21 PM
What drivers should I use?

Gaming-Module
11-09-01, 08:25 PM
My.........my....................my................................desktop..............

Who replaced it with this crisp, gorgeous desktop I have now...........

Gaming-Module
11-09-01, 08:32 PM
D..........D.............D.............D............DIABLO 2 is teh sexay!

No more jaggies on chars, no more blurry 2D discoloration that was present on my Geforce 1.

Hell, even this very window that I am typing this post in is so much more crisp, and I am experiencing no eyestrain.

Plus that tumor is gone that I.............uh :D

YARDofSTUF
11-09-01, 08:37 PM
Originally posted by Macho-Module
D..........D.............D.............D............DIABLO 2 is teh sexay!

No more jaggies on chars, no more blurry 2D discoloration that was present on my Geforce 1.

Hell, even this very window that I am typing this post in is so much more crisp, and I am experiencing no eyestrain.

Plus that tumor is gone that I.............uh :D
how is diablo 2 at 800x600, cuz it was laggy for u before like it is for me in certain spots, it any better?

Gaming-Module
11-09-01, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by YARDofSTUF

how is diablo 2 at 800x600, cuz it was laggy for u before like it is for me in certain spots, it any better?

It seems to have eliminated the lag, least around the palace in act two, when passing the top pointy ball portion of the palace's tower. The big shiny sphere thing.........you know what I'm talking about.

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My 3Dmark2k1 score was 5466 3Dmarks

P3 800EB
i820
256 megs Samsun PC800 RDRAM
and of course my 8500

:2cool:

YARDofSTUF
11-09-01, 08:50 PM
Originally posted by Macho-Module


It seems to have eliminated the lag, least around the palace in act two, when passing the top pointy ball portion of the palace's tower. The big shiny sphere thing.........you know what I'm talking about.



ya, act 3 is where i get most of my lag

terrancelam
11-09-01, 09:37 PM
Glad to hear it's working out well man! hehe D2 looks nice for me too! :)

Downhill: It's COOL!

downhill
11-09-01, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by terrancelam
Glad to hear it's working out well man! hehe D2 looks nice for me too! :)

Downhill: It's COOL!

lol, thanks terrancleam.........macho must have me on ignore. ;)

Gaming-Module
11-09-01, 11:01 PM
Originally posted by downhill


lol, thanks terrancleam.........macho must have me on ignore. ;)

Sorry man, I had to hurry up with the last few posts.

Girlfriend was nibbling on my ear, beggin for some luvin. ;)

...AND I STILL COULD HARDLY PULL MYSELF AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER. :D

To answer your questions.

1 It's full retail for 215 dolla.

2 Your graphic looks penguin c00:2cool:

YARDofSTUF
11-09-01, 11:05 PM
Originally posted by Macho-Module

2 Your graphic looks penguin c00:2cool:


excuse me lame ass, its c00, meaning penguin cool!


:D

Gaming-Module
11-09-01, 11:43 PM
Originally posted by YARDofSTUF



excuse me lame ass, its c00, meaning penguin cool!


:D

You spammers are elitist sons a b!tchs aintcha.

:D

A_old
11-09-01, 11:44 PM
would you get it over the msi geforce 3 w/ VIVO for $250US ???

i'm askin cause been lookin into a vid card upg (usin a matrox g400 now and it is getting dated tho the tv out works VERY well)


Amro

YARDofSTUF
11-10-01, 12:32 AM
Originally posted by Macho-Module


You spammers are elitist sons a b!tchs aintcha.

:D

kinda, hey nice quote in ur sig lmao!

Gaming-Module
11-10-01, 01:01 AM
Originally posted by Amro
would you get it over the msi geforce 3 w/ VIVO for $250US ???

i'm askin cause been lookin into a vid card upg (usin a matrox g400 now and it is getting dated tho the tv out works VERY well)


Amro

I've never seen the MSI Geforce 3 to tell you from first hand experience, but for the $215 total I paid for this card, it was very well worth it.

No bugs for me.

3Dmark2k1 check
UT check
Max Payne check
Diablo 2 check
Civ 3 check

All of these looked totally different than my Geforce 1 and they all screamed at 1280 with max details on.

To tell you the truth, I noticed the image quality difference the moment I saw my desktop for the first time after installing the 7199 driverset.

I will run even more games tommorow and tell you guys whats up.

Gaming-Module
11-10-01, 01:05 AM
Originally posted by YARDofSTUF


kinda, hey nice quote in ur sig lmao!

It's the sniznit, aint it? ;)

YARDofSTUF
11-10-01, 02:21 AM
Originally posted by Macho-Module


It's the sniznit, aint it? ;)

thanks :D

Duzmor
11-10-01, 07:22 AM
Did you see this:

http://www6.tomshardware.com/graphic/01q4/011016/index.html


Duzmor:D :D

Gaming-Module
11-10-01, 10:00 AM
Originally posted by Duzmor
Did you see this:

http://www6.tomshardware.com/graphic/01q4/011016/index.html


Duzmor:D :D

Bah! Reviews can kiss my arse now. This card is playing every one of my games flawlessly and beautifully.

Max Payne at max details 1800 res is even playable.
Sacrifice, Undying UT all work perfectly.

YARDofSTUF
11-10-01, 11:48 AM
PEOPLE PLEASE LISTEN TO ME! YOU CANNOT TRUST TOM'S HARDWARE! TOM IS SATAN WITH VERY SMELLY FEET!!!

thank you!

Gaming-Module
11-10-01, 11:54 AM
Originally posted by YARDofSTUF
PEOPLE PLEASE LISTEN TO ME! YOU CANNOT TRUST TOM'S HARDWARE! TOM IS SATAN WITH VERY SMELLY FEET!!!

thank you!

Right on the mark. :D

I really dont care about what anybody says. This card is above and beyond the image quality of a Geforce 1 and Geforce 2 MX.

That's all that matters since I didnt pay top dollar for it.

YARDofSTUF
11-10-01, 11:56 AM
Originally posted by Macho-Module


Right on the mark. :D

I really dont care about what anybody says. This card is above and beyond the image quality of a Geforce 1 and Geforce 2 MX.

That's all that matters since I didnt pay top dollar for it.

well my gf3ti500 and sony monitor will look better than ur crap :p

so i guess i need a new avatar since i'm not going ati...

Gaming-Module
11-10-01, 02:11 PM
Originally posted by YARDofSTUF


well my gf3ti500 and sony monitor will look better than ur crap :p

so i guess i need a new avatar since i'm not going ati...

ATI and Mitsubishi 4 life f00!

terrancelam
11-10-01, 04:13 PM
Does the new Radeon 8500 have ViVo or something along those lines?

Qwijib0
11-10-01, 05:35 PM
Originally posted by Macho-Module


ATI and Mitsubishi 4 life f00!

w00t! Hey some positivity for a radeon 8500..... maybe I will gety one.... and for $215, you can hardly go wrong :cool:

Gaming-Module
11-10-01, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by Qwijib0


w00t! Hey some positivity for a radeon 8500..... maybe I will gety one.... and for $215, you can hardly go wrong :cool:

I have played the following on it so far.

UT
Tropico
Civ 3
Sacrifice
Diablo 2
Undying
Max Payne
Mid Town Madness
Deus Ex

All flawlessly run at 1600 res with max details, and the image quality is at least 3 times the quality of my old card.

I was skeptic, but no longer.

I still have to try the following.

System Shock 2
Fallout 2
Wizards and Warriors
Half life
Age of Empires 2
Baldur's Gate 2
Planescape Torment
Thief
Blade Runner
Emporer Battle for Dune
and a few others.