Hedendaagse videokaarten hebben zoveel features en bijkomende setup mogelijkheden dat we er een apart BIOS voor nodig hebben, zo weet AOpen ons in deze press release over hun VGA BIOS technology te vertellen:
It’s so exciting that AOpen brings his new technology into VGA market with PA3030 – VGA BIOS technology in November ‘99. When booting up the PC simply press "Insert" key and you can get into AOpen VGA BIOS setup screen like Mainboard BIOS.
Because VGA has embedded more functions including DVD/TV-out/Capture/DFP/3D virtual reality glass… These functions need more settings to adjust. Also in VGA chip, the internal architecture becomes more complex like 4X/2X/1X AGP, 3D engine... It’s time for a computer system to have a VGA BIOS setup to simplify VGA functions usage and fully drive the VGA power. We believe it is an important impact in VGA market that AOpen releases VGA BIOS technology to the market. It will be a trend too since VGA is going to high-end application field. VGA BIOS technology is too essential now.
PA3030 with nVidia Ultra-TNTII/32MB fastest SGRAM/TV-out and VGA BIOS technology build in. We make Ultra TNTII Ultra on AOpen PA3030. The important BIOS features are:
- "CHIP VOLTAGE ADJUST" - Keep stable and high performance adjustment while operating under high core / memory clock. (All voltages is within safety range of chip voltage)
- "MEMORY CLOCK ADJUST" – Graphic card memory clock adjustment to enhance performance
- "CORE CHIP CLOCK ADJUST" - Chip core clock adjustment to enhance performance
There are more practical functions also built in VGA BIOS like TV-FORMAT/Boot Up devices… We believed there will be more items needed to put into BIOS to make a central control. Central functions in BIOS make user easily use and control the card’s functions well. For examples, we all know the core clock only can be adjusted under window95/98 before. Now we have VGA BIOS technology, that can adjust it without O.S. limitation. So users can fully enjoy the power of PA3030.
AOpen VGA BIOS team invites users to enjoy the convenience of VGA BIOS. PA3030 will be the first product with AOpen VGA BIOS technology. And we are preparing more VGA products with VGA BIOS technology in future.