Having heard the hype, let’s look at the whole enchilada that the
card offers in specs:
Riva TNT2 Ultra chipset (default at 150 core)
of 200MHz (5ns Elite-MT) SDRAM (default set at 183)
metallic fluid-bearing cooling fan
Super Highway (patent pending)
Filter System (DFS) (patent pending)
6.1 and OpenGL API Support
DB-15 analog monitor connector output (SSH Type-D)
up to 2048 x 1536 supported in High Colour; up to 1920 x 1440
supported in True Colour.
and Vertical Synch rates: 31.5kHz – 167.5kHz; 60Hz – 150Hz.
functions supported include Alpha Blending, Anisotropic
Filtering, Bilinear Filtering, Trilinear filtering, Bump
Mapping, Environment Mapping, Fogging, Gouraud Shading, Hardware
Triangle Setup Engine, MIP Mapping, Perspective Correction,
Specular Highlights, Stencil Buffer, Subpixel Precision, 12GFLOP
Floating Point Geometry Engine, Texture Mapping, Transparency,
Twin Texel Engine, Z-Buffering.
Requirements: Intel Pentium II, III, Celeron, AMD-K6 or other
systems supporting AGP; CD-ROM drive; Windows 98 or NT4.0; Free
AGP (2.0 compliant) slot.
Components – Spectra Video Port 600, SSH Type-B board, SSH
Type-D/TV and BB75 cable.
Highways and Filters onboard a graphics card?
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heavily from the manual, here’s the fuss on all the special
Super Highway (SSH: patent pending)
To maintain optimum image quality, the display information signals
are kept isolated all the way from the video DAC to final analog
output. This advanced isolation and micro-stip circuitry allows
crucial impedance adjustments, ensuring a pure and perfect signal
is a D-Sub 15pin mini VGA connector board, standard on the Spectra
Filter System (DFS: patent pending)
To allow the best performance on a variety of monitors, the Fine
Filter was developed. In
addition, a Super-fine Filter
was developed to ensure the best performance on high-end monitors
exceeding 21 inches. This
setting can be altered via coloured jumpers on the board itself.
Fine Filter is set
Talk about space-age looking equipment, the bundled 0.14 DC
fluid-bearing fan does look the part.
It is designed to attain the best cooling capabilities,
whilst eliminating excess noise and vibration.
Spectra Video Port 600
This add-on for the Spectra series allows real-time capture and
compression of video (in Motion JPEG and MPEG compression schemes),
using a high-speed software encoder.
It connects to the expansion connector and has built in
support for closed-captioned video monitoring and super fine
1500x1125 pixel still captures. It
mounts conveniently in a standard 5.25” drive bay for easy access
to the audio and video cables.
(Cannot be used with SSH Type-D, SSH Type-DTV boards)
Type-B / SSH Type-DTV bracket boards
Basically, the Spectra is quite modular in design and allows one
to swap out its elevated mounting bracket for brackets with
different options. The SSH
type-B bracket board provides a BNC output and uses impedance
matching (75 ohm) beryllium copper contacts, whilst the SSH Type-DTV
bracket board offers TV-out capabilities in addition to the D-Sub 15
pin mini VGA connector.
a strange that the Video Port 600 cannot be used with the above 2
specialized bracket boards. Perhaps
the Video Port 600 would already offer such connections from its
"For SGD 550, please tell me what killer software is bundled with