Diamond Viper VLB: $550 Windows 3.1 Accelerator Card

27 mar 2020
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Windows 3.1 running at 1280x1024 back in 1993? 24-bit True Color mode, too? Entirely possible with the 2MB Viper VLB video card! Let's see what it can do with the LGR Woodgrain PC, including Windows and DOS games, various software, and benchmarks.
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  • These were like you noticed not at all ment for DOS mode at all. I had one of these cards when they came out. The primary reason to get one of these cards were for running Windows in 1600x1200 with a 85Hz capable CRT monitor, and it should be said its not a gaming card either. Its a Windows accellerator. Meaning the Vietek P9000 was able to to speed up standard windows 2d draw functions. And there is a hell of a difference if you came from a lesser graphics card like eg a standard Tseng ET4000, wich would all only run 60Hz max and iirc could barely show 1280x1024 mode with 1mb of video ram. The onboard RAMDAC is also a high Quality one to be able to scan at 85Hz wich means it gives a much more crisp, stable and eye friendly view when working many hours in front of the PC. Should be mentioned that the all HQ Ramdac is wasted if you ran a Wodoo card wich like most people that tried these had kinda poor quality video output, but in gaming mode you don't really notice it. They were kinda expensive, but I think I payed the hillarious price of double this ammont for my first 17" CRT wich was a BIG screen back then. I also remember for my first PC that came with a standard 80Mb disk. After getting loads of games and software delivered on tape backups I had to buy a larger disk, and I remember paying like 7-800$ for a 200Mb disk .... just think of how many original games and software you could buy for that ammount .. lol

    mrdali67mrdali6713 dni temu
  • This is more interesting than RTX 3090. My first PC had CGA adapter, so this is cutting edge.

    Indahnya IndonesiaIndahnya Indonesia16 dni temu
  • Where did you get the drivers? I've been searching for them.

    Natomon01Natomon0122 dni temu
  • Diamond. Man, good stuff. My friend had a Stealth. Geezus that thing was sick!

    Steven McFlySteven McFly29 dni temu
  • Naa .. all crap .. get your own the speed of an VGA card with a Tseng ET4000 /w32 .. and you can feel the power :-)

    Twix McRaiderTwix McRaiderMiesiąc temu
  • Today beetwen 5 to 15 euros. The graphic chipset integrated in an motherboard today on an 250 euros pc is very quicker.

    Pierre LucasPierre LucasMiesiąc temu
  • I would say between 70 to 90 dollars.

    Pierre LucasPierre LucasMiesiąc temu
  • mmh that OTI chip has its own 256k of VRAM and looks like it can be upgraded to 512k. I have a few DOS games that would use that... I remember my Commodore PC40-III has dipswitches where you could configure the (s)VGA card to boot up in 132*43. That was a blast! And showed which programs didn't expect that.

    senilyDeluxesenilyDeluxeMiesiąc temu
  • Dang dude, this makes me happy. I honestly wish I knew more about this sort of stuff, it really interests me but its hard for me to wrap my head around. I dont even know where to start or what to look up to begin with. I'd like to mess with older computers someday. Great video

    Samuel CarpentierSamuel Carpentier2 miesięcy temu
  • My VLB choice back then was the Orchid Fahrenheit VA/VLB. Quite a bit less expensive, but still very good, especially for DOS games. This one was just way too much.

    Sir TanonSir Tanon2 miesięcy temu
  • Must admit it's a bit weird to see comparing video cards in dos, that isn't meant to speed up stuff like games and such, they are all based on cpu calculations, that including putting pixels in low and high res

    Eivind Fjeld SchjervenEivind Fjeld Schjerven2 miesięcy temu
  • my first comp 286...

    supriadi kartadarmasupriadi kartadarma2 miesięcy temu
  • nostalgiaaa..

    supriadi kartadarmasupriadi kartadarma2 miesięcy temu
  • Clint has a troll'ish voice when he speaks.

    Pussy StrokerPussy Stroker2 miesięcy temu
  • It's amazing how much more simplified computer tech is nowadays.

    Evan M. FabianoEvan M. Fabiano2 miesięcy temu
  • 8:20. That's basically what people buy thousand dollar iPad Pros to do today...when they're not using them as typewriters!

    Offduty 57z66Offduty 57z662 miesięcy temu
  • It's so weird nowadays not needing to put silicon paste on the processor on the Old processors

    Alejandro Rodolfo MendezAlejandro Rodolfo Mendez2 miesięcy temu
  • people had jobs and spare money back then kalgon take me away

    ungratefulmetalpansyungratefulmetalpansy3 miesięcy temu
  • Wish someone could make a custom board with both...

    Eden RoseEden Rose3 miesięcy temu
  • I am pretty sure that even though it supports Windows 3.1, this card was designed for Windows NT 3.1 what you could actually use as an Workstation.

    Vampir AchtneunachtVampir Achtneunacht3 miesięcy temu
  • Thought that was a heatsink until 1:32

    RobbieRobbie4 miesięcy temu
  • With the yeti couldn't you press 'f' to pay the yeti and hit the NOS^tm?

    Flojer0Flojer04 miesięcy temu
  • For that kind of money I would've been pissed about the DOS performance.

    80s gamr80s gamr4 miesięcy temu
  • Hey CLINT! Can you please upload the driver/utility disks somewhere? PLSSSS! I've got the same card, but instead of the secondary "OAK" chip, it's got a WEITEK 5186.

    B24FoxB24Fox4 miesięcy temu
  • brohv , that start up sound..... is awesome

    felipezorrofelipezorro4 miesięcy temu
  • VESA Local Bus... crazy town. The only thing more insane was the AGP...

    outsidefactoroutsidefactor4 miesięcy temu
  • I miss the days when the list of best graphic cards actually contained something other than NVIDIAs.

    Sassy GamerSassy Gamer4 miesięcy temu
  • 10:13 solitaire infected by Corona Virus...

    Atala Keanu MonarshiAtala Keanu Monarshi4 miesięcy temu
  • 27 years later and Windows still can’t do scaling correctly! LOL!

    MikehMike01MikehMike014 miesięcy temu
  • In the beginning of 1993, my first, serious relationship crumbled apart and I was a die-hard Amiga fan. I had an Amiga 500 and had my eyes set on an Amiga 1200, figuring that retail therapy and a better, more powerful Amiga would assuage the pain that I felt. Then, my parents got a crappy 286 IBM. And I just looked at it like it was a piece of garbage. Until my dad installed SimCity 2000 and Master of Orion. That's when I finally converted to the PC platform. I never looked back.

    RokkitGrrlRokkitGrrl4 miesięcy temu
  • Remember this card I remember getting the monster card thinking I was hot stuff

    Le'Jackal CreationsLe'Jackal Creations4 miesięcy temu
  • I'll parrot probably someone else for the Vegeta Meme "IT HAS A WEITEK POWER 9000!!!" Too bad you didn't have Mordor: Depths of Dejonol to try out on there. Lotta windows on that game to mess with.

    Bane McDeathBane McDeath5 miesięcy temu
  • I had that card. Saved up paychecks from my awful tech support call center job to get that year's nerd bauble.

    hal900xhal900x5 miesięcy temu
  • 8-bit color at 800x600 was amazing back then... I mean that's basically a 2016 iPhone SE.

    QuantumBracedQuantumBraced5 miesięcy temu
  • Try running the latest version of quake with -nosound and -nocdaudio . I don’t know why but this makes it work on many more systems for me

    EmuGuruEmuGuru5 miesięcy temu
  • Back in those days i didn´t even really know what resolution was, i mean only 2 or 3 games i had gave an option to choose a resolution (and or interlace modes) but as i totally skipped windows 3(.x) i never had to care about that stuff as a dos only boy. Stuff changed pretty quickly however once i went to windows 95.

    ShepardShepard5 miesięcy temu
  • 8:25 - 8:29 I'm impressed and confused that you draw a "R" Letter 'backwards'. Usually it's drawn from down left corner up, to the right, to the middle and down to the right.

    BehemogBehemog5 miesięcy temu
  • your videos are always calming man. thank you

    Sky NabessSky Nabess5 miesięcy temu
  • So Windows got scale problem since Win 3.1, and didn't fix it after 25 years. Well done, Microsoft

    A Typical VietnameseA Typical Vietnamese5 miesięcy temu
  • Descent was the first game I ever played, on my dad's Win95 computer, around 1998..

    SquaficleDudeSquaficleDude5 miesięcy temu
  • Dont forget those were also the days when manufacturers would unashamedly optimise ther drivers for the popular benchmarks. I wouldn't surpirse me if the scores reflected that

    YAUUNYAUUN5 miesięcy temu
  • Weitek! I remember having a 386 coprocessor 1167 by them, when there was no 387 on market yet! That Windows VESA Accelerator video card price back then was in line with what a top-of-the line video card costs today. BTW, newer 3D cards don't perform much better in 2D today... I wonder if you can find an S3 Trio64 VLB or a Diamond Stealth64 VLB (S3 Vision868) on eBay.

    Sorin NicuSorin Nicu5 miesięcy temu
  • I got one of the weitek power 9000 cards as well.. No slot to fit it in though :(

    METALDKNOMETALDKNO5 miesięcy temu
  • I miss my 1600x1200 17" Hitachi CRT monitor. Sadly it broke and nobody wanted to fix it. It was awesome. But that was Win98 days.

    Lars A GLars A G5 miesięcy temu
  • so is this like quadro rtx 8000 today

    dylan chendylan chen5 miesięcy temu
  • If i did the quick and easy google cheat right, with the inflation rate of the US Dollar. that card would have been around $1100 USD today

    Zues TootsZues Toots5 miesięcy temu
  • So... Can you do a vídeo for the first graphis acelerator as we know then today that was launched in the 83 or 86 i think, that could ve awesome :D

    Gasheta UwUGasheta UwU5 miesięcy temu
  • I had one

    Gaming AddictGaming Addict5 miesięcy temu
  • LGR: Today I felt like playing around with some old graphics cards. Me: I'm still not sure how all the little green chippy things work.

    DrewDrew5 miesięcy temu
  • Can't you pair it with a separate 3D Accelerator card?

    Amaroq StarwindAmaroq Starwind5 miesięcy temu
  • what's the scsi card for? that wasnt in the original build.

    ra kerra ker5 miesięcy temu
  • you need to add this to the woodgrain playlist, i had to stumble on it looking through your list.

    ra kerra ker5 miesięcy temu
  • "Either way-tech" lol love it

    Sad'eSad'e5 miesięcy temu
  • "gobbledygook" 🤣🤣🤣

    Simon BurkhalterSimon Burkhalter5 miesięcy temu
  • Retro AGP hahahaha nice

    szewei85szewei855 miesięcy temu
  • That 93' date shocked me. My internal timeline of computer hardware is a little off wack.

    Ryan RynoRyan Ryno5 miesięcy temu
  • I thought this was an old video i had missed until the social distancing joke. Time travel is crazy, man.

    Bonzi BuddyBonzi Buddy5 miesięcy temu
  • The quality of some of the pics look impressive considering this is Windows 3.1.

    Dusk RaccoonDusk Raccoon5 miesięcy temu
  • Scaling on windows still doesn't work properly. 27 years later. Good job microsoft

    odizzidoodizzido5 miesięcy temu
  • Love this channel, I absolutely die everytime he throws lines out like "klondike social distancing" you make my day sometimes

    Nick JonesNick Jones5 miesięcy temu
  • Nowadays a video card with 1000x the RAM is low end. In '93 the Tseng Labs ET4000 had good VGA speeds. Remember 'upgrading' to a Diamond Stealth 16bit ISA card. We have it so much better now.

    GamedOut GamerGamedOut Gamer5 miesięcy temu
  • That screen @3:20, I remember seeing that a lot. That was suddenly so nostalgic.

    IczaIcza5 miesięcy temu
  • I love LGR because with all his subs, he still reads his comments !!!

    Mike MatkovicMike Matkovic5 miesięcy temu
  • LGR - Let's Get Retro!

    Cani TerraeCani Terrae5 miesięcy temu
  • 2050: Cinebench will be a gobbledygook also

    Ashraff Nor AriffAshraff Nor Ariff5 miesięcy temu
  • What a mess the early 90s GPU market was. Thanks for the memories.

    MikaelMikael6 miesięcy temu
  • If there’s a computer function, someone has probably made a card to make it better

    Kilroy was HereKilroy was Here6 miesięcy temu
  • But can it run Crysis?

    julie ann Sanezjulie ann Sanez6 miesięcy temu
  • LGR's videos break through quarantines to provide social distancing-defying heart hugs.

    Redfoot138Redfoot1386 miesięcy temu
  • Here's one I think #LGR should find and resurrect: the Gateway Destination. A 27" CRT TV and 333Mhz Intel Celeron PC built-in. In 1998, I was working for Gateway tech support, those were rolling out for $2000 (in 1998 $$$). I was working on the PC side, though.

    Todd SimpsonTodd Simpson6 miesięcy temu
  • the names were so good, back then up until what 2008/7 when the names got more series based

    NonsensicalVidsNonsensicalVids6 miesięcy temu
  • Disappointed that you didn't try Command and Conquer...

    ThatWasLeftHandedThatWasLeftHanded6 miesięcy temu
  • its the RTX2080TI in the early 90s with that whoping 1000bucks price tag

    User BotsUser Bots6 miesięcy temu
  • @9:18 I can’t really tell much difference in the colors. Is that really just 256 colors on the left side? :O

    Forgotten MohawksForgotten Mohawks6 miesięcy temu
  • Bring back the turbo button! :D

    James FieldJames Field6 miesięcy temu
  • Hi! Can you make a asrm video of computer sounds 10 hours please! I miss that sound when using the computer. Greetings from Chile ;)

    joaquin riquelmejoaquin riquelme6 miesięcy temu
  • Revisit with an S3 Vision 968 VLB or a Tseng Labs ET4000 VLB if possible! Those were the fastest period chipsets other than some edge cases. The first thing my friends and I did was run those benchmarks before you could join the computer club at recess! (Jk of course)

    evoredyevoredy6 miesięcy temu
  • Please post the pdf or image of HI COLOR COOL CRAB. I need him on my wall.

    Charles ContoCharles Conto6 miesięcy temu
  • And people say GPU prices have skyrocketed.. lol

    DoesNotGiveAFDoesNotGiveAF6 miesięcy temu
  • Could you compare this to a Tseng Labs ET6000 and/or ET4000?

    Jeroen HuylebroeckJeroen Huylebroeck6 miesięcy temu
  • Lgr sense of humor is fantastic

    motbusmotbus6 miesięcy temu
  • I remember haveing to get a svga card to play SimCity 2000 wish I remember what it was called I remember my first 3d card

    Zero EspadaZero Espada6 miesięcy temu
  • Please don't ever stop filming the post... That little sequence of noises makes my heart flutter.

    Friendly MetroidFriendly Metroid6 miesięcy temu
  • Amazing channel. Strange that so many people clearly love this stuff yet I never come across any in day to day life. Where are you all? Different planet? 😎

    Lee DonelLee Donel6 miesięcy temu
  • man this takes me back to my early days....

    Pope Platinum Beats And PC GamingPope Platinum Beats And PC Gaming6 miesięcy temu
  • I find it ironic that my browser can't play this video about an old graphics card.

    Channel Dad Bryon LapeChannel Dad Bryon Lape6 miesięcy temu
  • Man...all the computers I wish I had kept, but my wife made me throw out....

    Channel Dad Bryon LapeChannel Dad Bryon Lape6 miesięcy temu
  • Haaaaa now I want to run these benchmarks in DosBox on my i5

    Dillon PerryDillon Perry6 miesięcy temu
  • bought a new gfx card few hours ago. now watching review of 2MB gfx card on a 8GB rx 5700 xt. it could do 9 tflops and push 448 GBps of data but nope, rendering video of dos games.

    Samuli TuomolaSamuli Tuomola6 miesięcy temu
  • Resolution problems are still a thing lol. Even today :D Its much better of course but yea. Widescreen, 4k and a few other resolutions can be really annoying to handle ;p

    StarfalsStarfals6 miesięcy temu
  • Orchid Farenheit.. Diamond Viper.. Loved the naming of stuff back then . Still in love with the Diamond Viper V770 - best product name ever. Matrox Millenium is up there too!

    Roger SkagerströmRoger Skagerström6 miesięcy temu
  • My first nVidia card was a Diamond Viper 550, it used the Riva TnT chip, and had actual Hardware Transform & Lighting! Ohh man was I excited to install that thing. Thanks for the amazing video!

    Welfare StatesWelfare States6 miesięcy temu
  • This channel takes me back to happier times when I was younger. From the early 80s on, I've played with the older computers (C64, x86, old Apple, Wang, etc), and always loved in my adult years the older technology. Thanks much, this helps remind me of time gone by when my parents were still here.

    Paul BeveragePaul Beverage6 miesięcy temu
  • In the mid 1990s I was more of an 800x600 guy, usually with 16-bit color on the cards I had at the time.

    FreihEitnerFreihEitner6 miesięcy temu
  • What a beast!

    Lukas GrootLukas Groot6 miesięcy temu
  • 2:37 That's right youngsters, AMD graphics cards (née ATI graphics cards) have been second-best since perhaps before you were born. :(

    Leo ComerfordLeo Comerford6 miesięcy temu
  • It's POWER 9000 😈

    thegambelthegambel6 miesięcy temu
  • 1024x768 with 16 bit color seems like a nice trade-off?

    GeFeldzGeFeldz6 miesięcy temu
  • ET4000 forever ! :)

    PuckTheFlyPuckTheFly6 miesięcy temu
  • I wonder how this things work on windows 95 or 98 with newer software....

    Leandro PlanasLeandro Planas6 miesięcy temu