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My Nvidia Ultra 400 chipset opinion.

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GoHack

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I've had my Nvidia Ultra 400 chipset based Shuttle AN35N 400 Ultra for about three weeks now. I'm extremely happy w/it, "ESPECIALLY" w/the graphics quality.

Using the exact same hardware transfered from my MSI K7D-L dual Athlon MP2600+ system, except for the cpu, w/the same drivers, other than the chipset ones of course, the graphics are absolutely awsome. I see graphic details in games that I have never seen w/my previous system, including my P4 system as well, using the exact same ATI 9800 Pro graphics card.

Games such as Anarchy Online and Star Wars Galaxies. The graphics quality has brought new interest back in the games. I'm talking details such as simple things as signs, which were blurry, if noth unreadable, are now perfect. Everything is so sharp, detailed, w/beautiful colors. This is exactly what I look for in a graphics card. Not one being just simply the FASTEST, as I read everyone aways talking about.

It can't be the processors, since I've used both the Athlon and the P4, w/the same operating system. The only thing that I can think of is the Nvidia m/b chipset and their drivers for it. Since Nvidia's background is graphics, they must of stressed that in their chipset design.
 

Tebore

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That's strange maybe using newer graphics drivers caused that because the motherboard doesn't really help in quality just speed. I popped my 9800Pro in to a P3 system and quality is the same but just really really slow.
 
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GoHack

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I'm using the exact same video driver that I used on my MSI K7D-L.

I've used the Athlon cpu's before, again in my K7D-L, so that's not it.

Same operating system, memory, and hard drive.

The only thing different is the m/b and it's drivers.

It's the only conclusion I have.

The chipset does have a row in communicating the information between the video card and the cpu.