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Harlequin
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Posted - 29/02/2004 :  13:54:15  Show Profile  Visit Harlequin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
a long time no see to all of those who know me - and huge congrats to the continued developement of 3dfx drivers!


glad to see koolsmokey , amigamerlin , colourless , and of course hank are all still about!

now some good news :- for anyone that remembers , i thought that my v56k was toast after my kt333 motherboard went bang about a year ago - well i was wrong ; as today i re installed it in my sons machine!

so a few questions : which are the best drivers to use now? im using amiga`s 3.0 final atm , but there isn`t any 32bit colour - and 3d performance seems low , even though the fill rate is arond 980 m/texels per sec in 3dmark , im about 1000 points down on the last time i benched.... so all 4 chips are running , as the fill rate shows - but its just slow.


any ideas?


maybe its just the card - its a rev 2700 , with the rework for the power done by hank , 2 years ago ;)

oh and if you want another beta tester - drop me a line! i`ve still got the bench results for one of the very first driver sets for the v56k that worked in 4 chip mode in winxp (thx kool!)

Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 29/02/2004 :  15:19:30  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Harlequin

a long time no see to all of those who know me - and huge congrats to the continued developement of 3dfx drivers!


glad to see koolsmokey , amigamerlin , colourless , and of course hank are all still about!

now some good news :- for anyone that remembers , i thought that my v56k was toast after my kt333 motherboard went bang about a year ago - well i was wrong ; as today i re installed it in my sons machine!

so a few questions : which are the best drivers to use now? im using amiga`s 3.0 final atm , but there isn`t any 32bit colour - and 3d performance seems low , even though the fill rate is arond 980 m/texels per sec in 3dmark , im about 1000 points down on the last time i benched.... so all 4 chips are running , as the fill rate shows - but its just slow.


any ideas?


maybe its just the card - its a rev 2700 , with the rework for the power done by hank , 2 years ago ;)

oh and if you want another beta tester - drop me a line! i`ve still got the bench results for one of the very first driver sets for the v56k that worked in 4 chip mode in winxp (thx kool!)



Welcome back Harlequin !

Okay I don't know you yet, but what does that matter

Well I suggest that AmigaMerlin 3.0XP Final are the best Voodoo3/4/5 drivers under WinXP Pro, but what I recommend, is that you install Win98SE and AmigaMerlin 2.9, that is the best configuration setup for all Voodoo cards.

I run Win98SE + AmigaMerlin 2.9 on my XP2700+ A7V333-R 1x 512MB PC-2700 + V5 5500 AGP Rev 2500A for about 7 months now without any troubles what so ever. 16 as 24 as 32 bit mode work fine.

But anyways, I can't decide for you, I can only give you tips.

With Friendly Regards,

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Powered By The Force, x-3dfx & The Jedi Academy
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Harlequin
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Posted - 29/02/2004 :  15:26:03  Show Profile  Visit Harlequin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=4255493

check out the date on that project ;)

its my sons machine so i might re install winme
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amp_man
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545 Posts

Posted - 29/02/2004 :  17:07:51  Show Profile  Visit amp_man's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well, with the way things are going ow, it seems like the main focus of support around this place (ie TnL patchs, rewritten D3D cores) is going to windows 2k/XP users. Depending on the rest of yours kids specs, I would toss XP in that and call it good, along with AM3.0.
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Harlequin
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Posted - 29/02/2004 :  17:10:37  Show Profile  Visit Harlequin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
well , its presently running winxp , with DX9.0b and the AM 3.0 drivers

BUT

its only running in 16bit colour on games - forced 32bit causes lock ups ; and although the fill rate says its running all 4 chips (980 m/texels) the speed just isn`t there .

the old 1.04.01 beta ran faster :(

oh and UT crashes :(
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lecram25
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USA
327 Posts

Posted - 29/02/2004 :  20:24:58  Show Profile  Visit lecram25's Homepage  Reply with Quote
GODDAMN Simon! Where have you been? You haven't been online in like years! Aquo's been asking about you too...Sign onto msn some time...

Glad to see you're back though

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amp_man
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Posted - 29/02/2004 :  21:28:11  Show Profile  Visit amp_man's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Reinstall the drivers, maybe even reinstall XP (eXtreme Pain). Runs fine in 32-bit on a 5500.
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