From: Miles (kcolfer at domain iol.ie)
Date: Fri 30 Apr 1999 - 15:55:27 IST
On Fri, 30 Apr 1999, Niall O Broin wrote:
> Given a choice of ATI Rage Fury, Creative Labs 3D Banshee or Creative Labs TNT
> Blaster, which would you go for ? There must be XFree support, of course, but
> as this is primarily for a machine for the kids to play games on whatever is
> good for that is most important. I'm not a big gamer, so I don't keep up. I
> have a Millenium in my main machine - great XFree performance, though I don't
> think it's so hot for current games (esp. N64 and Playstation emulators :-) )
Well, I'm using the Banshee, and it seems to be OK, so long as you don't
plan on playing Quake 2 on X or anything (no 3D stuff in the
drivers yet). For games under Windoze it rocks though, and it's fairly
pretty good as regards cost as well. The TNT probably shades it on
windoze performance though, and I'm not sure about X performance.
> P.S. If the choice is a rage, is there a big reason to buy a 16M RAM version instead
> of 8MB. What do they do with all that memory - off screen textures, double/triple
> buffering or what ?
I wouldn't say you'd notice all that much of a diff in real terms, mostly
the high amounts of RAM are for the hard-core gamers and serious graphic
designer heads. Having said this, the difference between Unreal (my curent
distraction) unaccelerated and with 16Mb of graphics RAM behind it is
Miles (Kieran Colfer)
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kieranc at domain bigfoot.com
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