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Voodoo2 cards also gained an even larger speed advantage over the TNT because of the ability to link two Voodoo2 cards together in an “SLI” setup. Use mdy dates from July All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from January Articles with unsourced statements from April Commons category link is on Wikidata. Tesla GeForce 8 9 Archived from the original on July 6, Retrieved from ” https: The TNT had bit color support while the Voodoo2 only supported bit although internally dithered down from bit color, beating the TNT in 16bit quality.

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Retrieved October 12, In what would become standard industry practice on a massive scale in later years, Nvidia released a budget version of TNT called Vanta. It was released in mid and cemented Nvidia’s reputation as a worthy rival within the developing consumer 3D graphics adapter industry.

It added a second pixel pipelinepractically doubling rendering speed, and used considerably faster memory. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. While the TNT had always performed well on Intel based systems, it previously lagged behind in terms of performance on then current AMD based systems. After all, unlike the rest of the competition, Nvidia had come close to the Voodoo2 in performance in some games, and beaten it in 32bit image quality. Retrieved October 9, Vanta also was implemented as integrated graphics on some motherboards.

Retrieved from ” https: The 3dfx MiniGL driver was not a fully featured OpenGL driver, but a wrapper that mapped certain OpenGL functions to their equivalents in Glide, and was able to attain a speed advantage because of that.

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The Detonator drivers also fixed compatibility issues with motherboards detnoator the time, and improved overall software compatibility. The board proved popular with OEM computer builders because of its capable feature-set and low price.

Computer-related introductions in Nvidia graphics processors Video cards. The Detonator drivers included 3DNow!

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Retrieved June 15, Later on when fully featured OpenGL drivers were made for the 3dfx line of cards, it was noticed that it was much slower when compared to its cut down MiniGL brother.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on gefrce Septemberdetonztor At the time, most games supported 3dfx’s proprietary Glide API which gave the Voodoo2 a large advantage in speed and image quality, and some games only used the Glide API for 3D acceleration, leaving TNT users no better off than people who didn’t have a 3D accelerator.

Kepler GeForce By doing this, Nvidia was able to still sell TNT chips that couldn’t reach the TNT’s specified clock speeds [ citation needed ]a practice known as binningand cut board costs significantly by using ddetonator narrower bus and less RAM. TNT received the first branded driver within the industry, called Detonator. These drivers were a huge success.

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Voodoo2 cards also gained an even larger speed advantage over the TNT because of the ability to link two Voodoo2 cards together in an “SLI” setup. Archived from the original on July 6, Use mdy dates from July All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from January Articles with unsourced statements from April Commons category link is on Wikidata.

Tesla GeForce 8 9 GeForce 2 4 MX. Improved mipmapping and texture filtering techniques, including newly added support for trilinear filteringdramatically improved quality compared to the TNT’s predecessor. This board used the same TNT chip but lowered its clock speed and halved both memory data bus width to bit and memory size to 16 MiB. TNT detonztor not detomator the sales of the incredibly popular Voodoo2. At the time, Quake2 was the benchmark for performance and the 3dfx-made Voodoo2 enjoyed a large performance difference over the TNT because it had 3DNow!

Nvidia’s driver development with TNT was the beginning of their notably aggressive efforts to maintain the best set of drivers possible.

Glide was still considered the best 3D gaming API available by both gamers and developers.