got apex? heeft een review van de viper II, een kaartje wat niet duur is maar met zulke slechte drivers is uitgerust dat ze aanraden om de kaart niet te kopen totdat de drivers beter zijn.
Do not buy this card now! The Viper II may perform pretty well in some benchmarks, but there are many other cards out there that (are only slightly more expensive, but) deliver so much more. Also, we are nearing another spring season of new graphic card releases, so the prices on winter chips will drop soon. Maybe S3/Diamond will deliver on their promises of better drivers, but should the consumer have to wait for a product that they already paid for? I say S3/Diamond gives us the card and we pay half up front, then the other half when they finish the job. Would you pay for half of a new car?[break]3D Spotlight was een stuk positiever over de kaart maar ook zij vonden dat de drivers verbeterd kunnen worden.[/break]The Diamond Viper II is a good product that I feel needs some work with the drivers. If the drivers were able to produce excellent 3D image quality without the distortions of the current driver versions, I would have felt more highly of this board.
The Viper does do what it claims to do in one area though. It performs wonderfully with great frame rates. If you’re an overclocker though, you may not want to use this board. Overclocking will be limited by the AGP bus speed.
With my experience with the board, 75MHz AGP was the highest I could get. One thing that cannot be overlooked it the price. This board is really cheap compared to NVIDIA’s boards. The Diamond Viper to can be bought for only $140 to $150. This board represents one of the best deals around. The latest technology with a low price is always on the mind of a computer hardware buyer. The Viper II excels in both of those areas.