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June 18th, 2001, 23:27
I read somewere that a Gforce 2 MX working w/ a sound blaster live can achieve resolutions up to 2xxx*xxxx and i jes cant understand how the sound card can make the graphic card work at higher res. Can anyone clear this one out 4 me?
June 18th, 2001, 23:48
I don't know too,how far in rez can a GeForce2 ms go?
(BTW,600 posts!!!!!!!!!:D :D :D :) ;) :p :cool: :rolleyes: :eek: :eyes: :emb: :yawn: :heh: :innocent: :idea: :mg: :smash: :D :p :rolleyes: :eek: :eyemove: :fingers: :spy: :love: :wink: :wink: :wtf: )
June 18th, 2001, 23:49
So I'm totally crazy?Sounds nice:) .
BTW,I really love this one----->:spy: .
June 18th, 2001, 23:56
i have no idea of how much res it can do :D
June 18th, 2001, 23:59
Just as you have 3d video acceleration you also can have 3d audio acceleration. The Live card has a spu on it which means that the card can ereduce the workload off the cpu giving it more power to actually run the game. That said most modern soundcards have hardware acceleration, but the sb live probably the quickest.
June 19th, 2001, 00:01
Hey raz you've gone totally crazzy man!
June 19th, 2001, 00:02
oh, thks ;)
heres ur overclocked avatar :D
June 19th, 2001, 00:04
Originally posted by Betamax
Hey raz you've gone totally crazzy man!
I've always been crazy!:D :eyespin: :heh: :smash: :eyemove: .
June 19th, 2001, 00:06
but uve exceeded all expectations :D
June 19th, 2001, 00:10
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June 19th, 2001, 00:46
thanks 4 the speedup!! :cool:
June 19th, 2001, 00:48
hope it makes u post even faster ;)
June 19th, 2001, 01:44
Depends on whether or not I'm on my laptop. I have to use NS 4.7 on it sllloooowww!!!
June 20th, 2001, 14:46
My GeForce2 MX goes up to 2048x1536 in 32bit color...
And no, a soundcard cannot up your videocards resolution... The resolution that your card can achive is no way effected by your CPU or the soundcard.. Its all in the memory bus and the GPU of your video card that controlls the video cards resoulion.. Well, and your monitor of course....
June 20th, 2001, 17:35
DAN : Yor monitor is 17 inch right?
With my 15 inch and Winfast GF2MX i can only go as far as 1280x1024x32
June 21st, 2001, 03:13
Windows can usually detect what kind of monitor you have (unless you have something really old or quite unique), and imposes resolution limits... Because why would you want more than 1024x786 on a 15" monitor? And actually, thats the resolution i use on my 17"
winfast = leadtek... you probably know that, just makin shure anyone else who reads this knows...
June 22nd, 2001, 04:25
>Because why would you want more than 1024x786 on a 15"
I'm quite sure there's some masochists out there that wouldn't mind having a higher res on such a monitor, but you have to consider that the construction of the monitor itself can impact both resolution and refresh rate. I know of quite a few old monitors that have some..shall we say, "artistic" takes on what Windows should look like after being pushed far beyond their operational limits ;) This is one of the reasons that both Windows and X (under Linux or Solaris or whathaveyou) gives you a host of dire warnings when you attempt to make changes.
On a related note, just recently nVidia released a reference motherboard for use with the GeForce series. It included onboard audio that's supposed to rival that of the SB Live! series. While I'm not certain just what features it'd provide that puts it so far ahead of the competition, that's what I'd heard. I don't have a link to the article, but it was posted on Slashdot earlier in the week.
June 22nd, 2001, 06:03
Maybe its the same SPU as will be in x-box. see above. after all one of my PC wiz friends told me that you can make get a PC with the exact components of the x-box right now.
June 22nd, 2001, 17:33
Originally posted by Dan
why would you want more than 1024x786 on a 15" monitor? And actually, thats the resolution i use on my 17"
Bad eyesight perhaps. I need a high resolution in order to see the monitor without my glasses.:D
June 22nd, 2001, 23:05
Originally posted by Betamax
Bad eyesight perhaps. I need a high resolution in order to see the monitor without my glasses.
er, but a higher res makes thing smaller!
im not quite understanding...
June 23rd, 2001, 00:12
I told you my eyesight was bad!:D
June 23rd, 2001, 01:15
yeah, but if u dont see thing properly, wouldt it be better if they were bigger?
maybe its my faulty english...
June 23rd, 2001, 10:42
Its not your english Neojag. I don't get it either. Maybe a joke
June 23rd, 2001, 13:01
June 24th, 2001, 00:07
Busted!:D Sorry my warped sense of humor can get a little out of hand sometimes. Usually I post a :D if its a gag. Amended.
June 24th, 2001, 09:17
Oh now I get it HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
June 24th, 2001, 14:31
*neojag laughs out loud (i guess :rolleyes: )
June 25th, 2001, 13:16
The nVidia release mentioned above is actually an onbard GeForce 3 chipset and an audio chipset for motherboard intergration....
June 25th, 2001, 22:53
huh, i don quite get u
what MOBO r u talking about?
June 26th, 2001, 05:55
Go here nForce IGP (http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=igp) ...
It talks about nvidias new motherboard chipset...
June 26th, 2001, 08:00
I've had my eye on that nforce thing for a while. It sounds really cool and really expensive(at least for now).
June 26th, 2001, 09:15
nVidia says that you should expect to pay about $50 more than you would for a comperable motherboard...
So about $200... And if the GF3 and their audo device is as good as they say it is, its gonna be bargin...
June 26th, 2001, 10:48
o dont think i like it...
upgrading will suck, or can u use an AGP graphic card, like in most graphic integrated mobos?
btw, thks 4 the link dan
June 26th, 2001, 11:19
It whole heartly depends on the manufacturer..
Its up to them to give you the option of disabling the onbard videocard and having an AGP slot...
I shure hope so..
June 26th, 2001, 11:39
i really really hope so...
June 27th, 2001, 07:32
+$50? That sounds great, but how can it be? Thats $200 for a state of the art mobo, sound card, and video card. I can't believe it. To even compare you'd have to buy a good mobo: $150, a SBlive value: $50, and a GF3: $300. Right?
June 27th, 2001, 21:33
i smell sumthin strange here...
June 27th, 2001, 22:37
Yep like how many pci slots does it have?
June 27th, 2001, 23:07
The first chipset won't be released with a GF3 but with a custom GF2mx,the ones with a GF3 will come out in about 9 months.
June 28th, 2001, 06:03
Yeah I read that late last night. It does make more sense with the $200 price, but it still seems to be underpriced by $100.
June 28th, 2001, 12:53
Buy ploping the chip directly on the motherbard it greatly reduces manufacturing cost so they can sell it cheap... That why integrated video/sound motherboards are cheeper than buying the parts seperatly...
But beware, you get what you pay for... Some nasty motherboard manufacturers might remove the AGP slot or do other things to cut costs as well...
June 28th, 2001, 14:42
there goes upgrading...
June 29th, 2001, 21:18
Neojag, are you afraid that your new avatar might give a few people seizures? :spy: :eyespin:
June 29th, 2001, 21:22
heh, iv decreased its speed alreay ;)
i wanted a tolkienish avatar ;)
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