In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Some games also had exclusive 3D features when used with Glide, including Wing Commander: The postprocessed nature of the effect also meant that framebuffer captures did not display it, which lead to erroneous claims equating TNT2 bit quality to Voodoo3 when in many titles of the day Voodoo3 bit quality was closer to TNT2 bit quality in practice. GeForce 8 9 The Detonator drivers included 3DNow!

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RIVA TNT2 – Wikipedia

Frame buffer memory operated at MHz and used bit bus. Views Read Edit View history. Glide was still considered the best 3D gaming API available by both gamers and developers.

Retrieved June 15, In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Voodoo3 cards render internally in bit precision color depth.

Kepler GeForce The board proved popular with OEM computer builders because of its capable feature-set and low price. After all, unlike the rest of the competition, Nvidia had come close to the Voodoo2 in performance in some games, and beaten it in 32bit image quality.

TNT2 graphic speed was crippled by missing local frame buffer and slow access to the main memory.

The 3dfx MiniGL driver was not a fully featured OpenGL driver, but a wrapper that mapped certain OpenGL functions to their equivalents in Glide, and was able to attain a speed advantage because of that.


By doing this, Nvidia was able to still sell TNT chips that couldn’t reach the TNT’s specified clock speeds [ citation needed ]a practice known as binningand cut board costs significantly by using a narrower bus and less RAM. Retrieved October 9, In what would become standard industry practice on a massive scale in later years, Nvidia released a budget version of TNT called Vanta.

This was a distinguishing point for the TNT2, while the Voodoo3 was marketed under the premise of superior speed and game compatibility. External AGP 4x port for the separate graphic card was lacked.

It was released in mid and cemented Nvidia’s reputation as a worthy rival within the developing consumer 3D graphics adapter industry. But solution was mostly known from low-cost and low-quality boards without separate memory. Tesla GeForce 8 9 This is dithered down for the bit framebuffer, which is then postprocessed by a 2×2 box filter in the RAMDACdubbed “bit equivalent” output by marketing.

Retrieved from ” https: GeForce 2 4 Riba. The Detonator drivers also fixed compatibility issues with motherboards of the time, and improved overall software compatibility. Views Read Edit View history.

RIVA TNT – Wikipedia

Kepler GeForce These glasses made games look as though they were coming out of the screen, and worked with both Direct3D and some OpenGL titles. These drivers were a huge success. Computer-related introductions in Nvidia graphics processors Video cards. Voodoo2 cards also gained an even larger speed advantage over the TNT because of the ability to link two Voodoo2 cards together in an “SLI” setup.


Retrieved October 12, However, Riiva included a unique software package that allowed the user to run software that used 3dfx ‘s Glide.

TNT received the first branded driver within the industry, called Detonator. The card lacked TV output, however.

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This wrappernamed Unifiedwas not as compatible with Glide games as real 3dfx hardware, but it was also the only card available other than a 3dfx card that could run Glide software. Voodoo2 rivq were 166mb than a year old, but, when combined together, could still outperform then-current Nvidia technology.

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