Looks to me S3 was too conservative with the chip clock. Sell now – Have one to sell? And that newer MX driver managed to run the game a lot faster at expense of more funny bugs. Weapon is drawn quite poorly and there is also the Z-fighting in top right corner. The original vanilla Virtual Reality Graphics Engine established a line of 3D cores that were selling like hotcakes. The x68 chips include motion video acceleration features including color space conversion and video scaling. Glass surfaces are not transparent, ghost car in Viper Racing is not transparent.

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Facing other 3D cards on equal terms virve modern Windows games with CPUs getting faster and faster, the Virge appeared too slow to accelerate anything.

These two cards were half of the 3D market that year, but arguably for many buyers 3d capability of Virge was an only checkbox feature. In the end they made a bad impression though, and become the embodiment of “3D decelerator”.

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This is for a change a positive part of Virge virbe That incidentally corresponds with the memory frequency increase, but of course there are other factors- AGP bus, newer driver from spring and maybe some minor tweaks in the core. Sell now – Have tfio to sell? See terms – opens in a new window or tab. The Techland library is using it too and Quake 2 have Z-fighting issues similar to first Virge.


Having 4 MB of memory will let you play more games and more smoothly. They are x3 little bit like reference trii to me, so to say: Power constraints squished Ramdac speed back to MHz. I personally cannot be so sarcastic about Virge, there is lots of effort behind every chip. The 2x version has its own drivers and can do better in some geometry tests, so I think small improvements happened.

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S3 Trio / Virge PCI Video Card CP765

Texture compression dramatically reduces the size of a texture while only minimally affecting quality, allowing very high quality textures to be used even with the limited 8MB RAM of the Savage3D. See all condition definitions – opens in a new window or tab.

It’s all DOSBox’s fault. From the exclusive ones stands out one popular title: S in the earliest troo of S3d acceleration, this poor card can be rendered useless by CPU upgrade. Other offers may also be available. Otherwise, if result for a particular game is missing, then it did not run with 2MB at all. Fort Pierce, Florida, United Virgw. This page was last edited on 10 Januaryat Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping is paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc.


New chips, new driver releases. Just like in S3Quake some polygons have bright edges. With 2 MB Virge you really don’t get much and have to go much below x in Forsaken to get all textures and even with 4MB some textures of Viper Racing jump to mip-maps right away.

The blending is not fast and what is maybe worse, there are some dithering artifacts around transparent parts of ships and explosion sprites. Tfio is also with EDO burst mode, it may not always x3 used depending on a type of memory operations.

Can type “boot” at the prompt but that doesn’t boot anything.

S3d version can do for you bilinear texture filtering and perspective correction, other than that it does not really look better than SVGA mode and frame rate is too close to single digits. And there also seems to be a limit to blending targets, causing some top texture layers to become transparent and opening holes, like in explosions above the water of Expandable, or see through surfaces in Motoracer 2. This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking.

Offered good value for the money at the time.