Voodoo 3 3000 or RIVA TNT2 ULTRA?

Hello!
I 've gor the following Question:
Which card is better ? Voodo 3 3000 or Riva TNT2 Ultra? I can't decide!!!
Please help me, My CPU config is :
AMD k6-2 333Mhz
64Ram

Well ,Help me if you can!
PLEASE!!!
dIMITErAsked:
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MrbreezeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The Riva card has features that the VooDoo doesn't support like 32bit color, 32mb memory. The Riva card is faster. Its probably the same argument that you get with Ford or Chevy.
The Riva card will beat the VooDoo at some things and the VooDoo will excel at others.
It comes down to preference and the purpose for use. I vote Chevy and Riva Ultra...Must be Ultra         Mrbreeze
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jsextonCommented:
TNT2 Ultra in my opinion is faster and better, especially in 32-bit color.  But don't take my word for it, check out this review (it's old, but the only one I could find):

http://sharkyextreme.com/hardware/nvidia_ultratnt2_p/


TNT2 has 32mb memory vs. 3dfx 16mb.

You pay a lot for the 3dfx name.  I was a die-hard 3dfx'er until the TNT2 showed up, and until they go to 32mb and drop their prices, I won't be getting another 3dfx.

More advice - get the Creative TNT2 Ultra instead of the Diamond version - it has TV out and the drivers (in my experience) are more stable.

Jon
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dIMITErAuthor Commented:
Thanx.If you are still online could you explain me about the Nano seconds???
i've read somewhere that it is of a big importance! Please explain the Creative and the Diamond manufacturer? What's so bad with Diamond???

Im waiting.
Thank you
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MrbreezeCommented:
Again the question is answered and the chat begins                 Mrbreeze

Jsexton do you like chevy too...lol
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1cellCommented:
OK, I like Chevy, TNT chipsets, and neither Creative or Diamond.  Leadtek is by far the most affordable TNT cards and also pretty stable drivers.  My question is Peanuts or Plain?
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Bossman117Commented:
So, I like Chevy and 3dfx.  I havn't had much time to play games recently and I understand that TNT2 has better numbers than VooDoo3 but I know that most all games with 3d hardware support have support for 3dfx.  Do they for TNT?  I don't think so.  I'll admit that tnt is becoming more and more supported but before I buy, I would check with the programs you want to buy and make sure they support the card you want.

P.S. Voodoo 4000 and 5000 are on their way.  Voodoo 5000 to have 128MB
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1cellCommented:
Do they for TNT?

Actually, the new wave of video cards is the GeForce chipset AKA TNT and most games being made now are trying to utilize the features available from TNT.  Granted, Geforce is a more comprehensive chipset and includes T&L support which blows away anything we have ever known as a good video card but to answer the question, yes, TNT is supported by most.

But really, peanut or plain?!!!!
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MrbreezeCommented:
At least we all agree on Chevy.
                     Mrbreeze
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1cellCommented:
PEANUTS OR PLAIN?!!!!
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j2Commented:
i have a V3 3000, and even i would have chosen a TNT2 ultra (or better yet, a GeForce). The V3 has a better TV out tho.

Anyway, Voodoo 5 seems fun tho.. Gigapixel speed :)
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jsextonCommented:
I'm a Chevy Man, personally.

I'm not sure where you heard about nanoseconds (in the review?), but one nanosecond equals 1 billionth of a second.  As for Diamond versus Creative, I have found Creative's software drivers to be more stable (they don't make your computer lock up nearly as often) and they are usually a little more polished (more features/better layout/etc).  I've never used a Leadtek, so I can't compare it with anything.

To make things a little more clear, NVIDIA is the creator of the TNT, TNT2, and GeForce graphics chips.  These chips are used by Creative and Diamond (and the others) for their video cards.  Its the same concept of having Gateway, Compaq, and Dell using Intel chips.  Creative and Diamond use different software and different supporting hardware (the rest of the hardware on the graphics card).

Do get the Ultra if you get a TNT2, but if you can wait a few months go for the GeForce Pro (check out Creative's at http://www.ctlsg.creaf.com/graphics/).  It will blow away anything on the market today.  Right now you can get Creative's GeForce Pro at Best Buy (if you can find it) for $300 but that will drop quickly in the next few months.  


Cheers!

Jon


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1cellCommented:
jsexton,

I agree with you 100% with the Geforce being the best.  As a matter of fact, I recommended that card to dIMITEr in another post.  

However, in regards to Diamond, as you may be aware, they have patnered with S3 and no longer manufacture Nvidia chipset cards.   They will be releasing a competitor to the Geforce called the Savage which has some good features but isn't everything the GeForce is.
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jsextonCommented:
1cell,

I knew about the S3/Diamond partnership, but was not aware that they quit producing the Nvidia cards.  I read up on the Savage2000, but it seemed like more of a (almost) competitor to TNT2.  I still say wait for GeForce Pro or Voodoo5 6000 if you have US$600 to shell out for a 128mb card ;-)

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1cellCommented:
128MB of video!!!

can we say overkill????

I am planning on getting a 64MB DDRAM version of the GeForce which will be more than I will need for a few years even with some 3D gaming.
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Bossman117Commented:
I think you guys convinced me to give the GeForce a try.  I'll wait till the price comes down and get one for myself.  One more VooDoo fan bites the dust.  We just have to remember that times and technology change and as techies we must change with them.
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jsextonCommented:
welcome to the TNT club buddy.  'Course, this summer we might all switch back to Voodoo if those prices come down.... ;-)
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