Well, at the time of release the card wasn't too bad. Looked fairly decent, was definately a step up from cards that were out at the time (Early Voodoo ranges). Other than that, the driver problem is seriously annoying. Trying to find good up-to date drivers is near impossible! Many people have had a hand in developing newer, more stable ones, but sifting through the mass of them is tiresome. Finally, mine constantly overheats with the slightest of use. That may be my specific card, but it's darn annoying! I have a mini fan keeping its temperature in range! Time to upgrade!
Nvidia Riva TNT2 M64 gfx card (AGP) Please if your considering a graphics card on a budget and your looking for an AGP gfx card that you feel will perform well on your high spec/performance computer then i have only a copule of things to say DONT BUY THE NVIDIA RIVA TNT PRODUCTS CAUSE THERE DRIVERS ARENT PROPERLY LABELLED AND FINDING THE RIGHT ONE IS A NIGHTMARE....PIXELS GO CRAZY WITH HIGH GFX RELATED GAMES I have a pc system as follows: AMD Athlon 700mhz 128MB RAM (pc133mhz) *NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 GFX CARD 32MB* Gigabyte GA-7IXE motherboard (4XAGP) 56k Diamond Stealth Supra Soundblaster 1024 player with Cambridge Soundworks 40 Gigabyte Hard/drives I play high performance/Memory munching games and the rest of the system shows top notch performance until I play a game like FIFA 2000 and after a goal or a specific event BANG!!! Pixels are scattered and i get the chequered effect running over the fluidity of the game Ive taken it back and got the card replaced and the same thing happens..ive tried the drivers direct from the cd and the same thing happens...i try updated drivers from the Nvidia website same result The games run fine with my old Voodoo 3 gfx card which is what im using for now until i can afford a decent gfx card like a Geforce Just all i can say is pleeze avoid.. 3dfx have been taken over by Nvidia a while back and the voodoo gfx cards have been slashed although the price's may be tempting on your wallet think of the long term effects of the voodoo cards...Will the drivers be updated?? I liked 3dfx and im gonna miss there cool pictures on the box's as well as their constant vision to provide the average pc gamer a stunning array of visuals DJ Sneaky Seg "id love to give out a minute silence for the death of a truly dedicated company im sure all pc gamers would agree with me" "Buy a Geforce or be tter still buy a cheap Voodoo5 or 6 and take the risk"
Not one of my best buys of all time... I'd previously had a Diamond Monster II PCI (an 8 meg Voodoo 2 card), and liked it a lot. When I upgraded my machine to a new ATX motherboard with AGP I naturally looked for an AGP video card. The TNT2 Model 64 seemed to fit the bill, with a massive 32Mb RAM onboard, and OpenGL support. So I bought it and installed it - and received an unpleasant surprise. The performance was no better than the old Diamond Monster II! OpenGL games had a slight edge over DirectX ones, but the same could be said of the old card. The reason is simple - the Model 64 is a cut-down version of the TNT2, the 64 standing for 64-bit address bus rather than 128-bit in the full card. Watch out if you're buying a new system - a lot of makers, including Dell, will include this horrible card as standard and make out that it is something special - and it isn't! A better buy by far if you're on a budget is the Voodoo 3 3000 AGP - available widely for about £70.