JanKees schrijft: "Hardware France geeft een nieuwe betekenis aan de Franse slag, want het is wel zeer grondig werk... en daar is een Diamond Viper 2 eigenlijk niet zo blij mee... Voor zover ik weet kloppen alle feiten ...... Een niet al te onleesbare vertaling ici:":
Is Savage2000 it disappointing? Yes, if one compares final chip with the announced characteristics 3 months ago. Not, if it is taken just as it is. Indeed, the chip in him even is very powerful all the same, as the performances obtained in OpenGL under Quake III Per 1600 Frs proves it, Viper II is located indeed has a level of performance ranging between GeForce SDRAM (2000 Frs) and GeForce GDR SDRAM (2400 Frs).
But... because there is always one but... there N is not that Quake III in the life! Indeed the current performances in Direct3D have nothing to do with the performances in OpenGL, so that the card sometimes evil has has to compete with " a simple " Ultra TNT 2. Moreover, the drivers of Savage2000 are not perfect. On do the 12 plays used for the test of compatibility, only 5 function perfectly... well on the majority are playable all the same in spite of the encountered problems, but acknowledge that it is not very pleasant... 20 fps without bugs or 30 fps buggés? For me the choice is quickly made.
Well on it is not absolutely necessary of a preview, and the drivers of Viper II have time to improve... finally, not as much as Ca since the first deliveries of the card should be done in one week. This is why I disadvise the purchase of Viper II as of his output. It is to better wait a few weeks in order to see the work achieved by S3 on the level of the drivers... I should make besides on this occasion a second test, in order to observe made progress. While waiting, it is to better prefer other solutions... with knowing a card containing G400 / TNT 2 for the same price less expensive to see (a little less fast certainly, but more compatible!), or a card containing GeForce GDR if you are fortunate. But that only did not leave given, and with better drivers Viper II could surprise of them well more one!