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Looks to me S3 was too conservative with the chip clock. Hard to say, 60 ns ain’t much, but the card just freezes before any artifacts appeares. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Facing other 3D cards on equal terms in modern Windows games with CPUs getting faster and faster, the Virge appeared too slow to accelerate anything. Terminal Velocity by 3D Realms from

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A Quick Look Analysis of the S3 VIRGE 86C325

Quake has few flashing textures as well plus some Z-artifacts on doors, but the S3 wrapper does not support first Virges anyway. People who viewed this item also viewed. Another high-end equipment for is MHz ramdac and support for massive 8 MB of memory. And Virtual cockpit in Flight Simulator is not textured properly. Learn more – opens in a new window or tab.

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The clock is synchronous 55 MHz. There are some texturing tests where more memory makes significant difference, but in the real world the card does not benefit.

As you can see in the gallery I am not a very good photographer. Ss3 we know the Virge is pretty weak chip, vkrge it put higher bandwidth to good use? The 3D feature set is quite rich for the time and price, but performance was soon inadequate.


Views Read Edit View history. Subject to credit approval. Problems with sky textures are regular. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. Have one to sell?

Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. It is clocked at 52 MHz, which seems to 86×325 rather high for a VX.

Vintage S3 Virge 86C325 2 MB VGA PCI Card

Image not available Photos not available for this variation. TB, only to discover 2d sprites are not rendered. This also improves FPS significantly and retro player with an adequate PC who wants smoother game with Virge should always seek this option. With 2 MB Virge you really don’t get much and have to go much below x in Forsaken to get all textures and even with 4MB some textures of Viper Racing jump to mip-maps right away.

Still, I think 86c3225 indicate something. 86c3255

Whenever modulated alpha occurs Virge throws in a towel and renders whole alpha texture as opaque black. The original vanilla Virtual Reality Graphics Engine established a line of 3D cores that were selling like hotcakes.


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Just like in S3Quake some polygons have bright edges. If the user is willing to sacrifice more performance 24 bit rendering is available and Incoming shows that in this mode, blending is done without artifacts. The BGA packaging makes those cards easy to spot.

Wing Commander Prophecy does the same, but after warning at launch. Weapon is drawn quite poorly and there is also the Z-fighting in top right corner. No wonder VX is the rarest of the series. Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Overall performance is horrible as expected.

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