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New NVIDIA Drivers

The NVIDIA WinXP/2k Drivers Page now offers new version 71.89 ForceWare reference drivers. The new drivers add support for the GeForce 6200 with TurboCache, NVIDIA PureVideo™, and NVIDIA SLI; support for DirectX 9.0c and OpenGL 1.5; and address an issue with overclocking not working when running GPUs in SLI mode.

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26. Re: Apr 15, 2005, 12:35 Rseman
 
Thanks for that Zathrus. Seemed the obvious advantage to me, but I'v never seen it covered in any reviews of the cards. I'll check them out.

 
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25. Re: Apr 15, 2005, 09:22 Zathrus
 
Anyone tried these in SLI and, if so, can you run a monitor off each connector, making a total of 4?

As I recall -- yes, but all the other monitors will go blank when you go into SLI mode.

There was an article on either Ars Technica or Tech Report that talked about this... check them out if you want more details.

 
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24. Re: No subject Apr 14, 2005, 22:09 Sho
 
Well, mostly it's because the images on the DVD are interlaced, and need to be deinterlaced in order to be displayed on a PC screen (and not for the TV), which is a lossy process. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deinterlacing


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23. Re: No subject Apr 14, 2005, 21:47 Jerykk
 
As a matter of fact, I liked the dvd picture quality better going out on my tv through the tv-out than directly on my pc monitor, and I have a very good monitor to begin with.

Watching DVDs and movies in general will always look better on the television because that's what they were designed for. Monitors have too high resolutions, meaning that you notice every imperfection of the picture when watching a movie. This is why a lot of DVDs look grainy on a monitor but fine on a television.

 
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22. Re: No subject Apr 14, 2005, 20:52 John
 
Haha, it's the newest sensation that's sweeping the nation! All ti4200 owners must trade up to MSI 6600GT's NOW!

I will if your pa can get me one at cost as well.


 
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21. Re: No subject Apr 14, 2005, 19:48 SirKnight
 
I have used the tv-out on my 6800 GT (using an S-Video to RCA convertor) to record DVDs to a VHS and it worked perfectly! When playing the dvd on my pc, the quality on the tv looked perfect, just like it does when I play a dvd in the other room in a real dvd player going to the tv using svideo. As a matter of fact, I liked the dvd picture quality better going out on my tv through the tv-out than directly on my pc monitor, and I have a very good monitor to begin with.

 
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20. Re: Apr 14, 2005, 19:37 Rseman
 
While we're on a question and answer session.....

Anyone tried these in SLI and, if so, can you run a monitor off each connector, making a total of 4?

Edit: Must STOP dropping second 'F' when typing 'oFF'....

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19. Re: No subject Apr 14, 2005, 19:05 ExcessDan
 
Haha, it's the newest sensation that's sweeping the nation! All ti4200 owners must trade up to MSI 6600GT's NOW!

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18. Re: No subject Apr 14, 2005, 19:04 cyxxon
 
Well, me too, GF4200 128MB -> MSI 6600GT...

 
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17. Re: No subject Apr 14, 2005, 18:58 ExcessDan
 
So Morgan or anyone else that switched from the ti4200, has the TV-out improved?

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16. Re: No subject Apr 14, 2005, 18:54 ExcessDan
 
Halsy, thanks but my dear ole pa gets them for me at cost.

what about the Gigabyte brand. It's 20 dollars less

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Torch our days in paranoia while we gorge ourselves on gloom"
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15. Re: No subject Apr 14, 2005, 18:47 StarHawk
 
I don't have the AGP but I do have the MSI PCI-E 6600GT and am very happy with it. Haven't done a lot of overclocking with it but it easily does 550/1200. Don't think the AGP would be much different.

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http://arc.aquamark3.com/arc/arc_view.php?run=1763884059

 
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14. Re: No subject Apr 14, 2005, 18:39 Adam
 
Hey Mayor Dan,

I have not had a chance to try the tv-out yet. All I know is all the issues I had with my ATi card are no longer present with this card and that is fine with me.


 
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13. Re: No subject Apr 14, 2005, 16:15 Halsy
 
Dan check canadacomputers.com for pricing.


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12. Re: No subject Apr 14, 2005, 16:07 Morgan19
 
Add me in to the Ti4200 -> 6600GT crowd. I up'ed for HL2 and am very happy with it.

m19

 
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11. Re: No subject Apr 14, 2005, 15:31 Moonbender
 
Heh, apparently the switch from Ti4200 to 6600 is popular. I've been pushing it off for, well, about since the first AGP 6600 was released. The only thing stopping me is that I just don't have any problems with the performance I'm getting at the moment. I guess it'll happen eventually.

Edit: BTW, the first out-of-the-box passively cooled 6600s are slowly becoming available now... that's pretty sweet.
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10. Re: No subject Apr 14, 2005, 15:17 ExcessDan
 
hey adam, i forgot to ask you

how is the tv-out on the card? i use my tv out a lot (unfortunately I downgrade the s-video to the regular yellow rca jack though)

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9. Re: No subject Apr 14, 2005, 15:16 Gatzby
 
I upgraded from a Ti4200 to the MSI 6600 GT AGP and have been very pleased. I did have a few issues with with some models(the trees) in Joint Operations, but newer drivers seem to have fixed that. Better fps, higher resolutions, more features turned on, etc. Running a P4 2.4 800 FSB, 1024 DDR3200 Kingston ram, and an Abit IS7-E board.

 
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8. Re: No subject Apr 14, 2005, 15:02 Jedi Knight USMC
 
With my 19inch flat panel playing @ 60gz isn't bad at all, but then again flat panals work different, so I haven't missed the refresh override at all.

 
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7. Re: No subject Apr 14, 2005, 14:14 ExcessDan
 
Our systems are very similar.. the only main difference is that I have the 64 3000+. So i will take that as an extra good sign that this is the card I should get then.

Have you thought of using the new 64-bit windows? I'm curious about speed improvements within Windows.

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