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How To Buy A... Video Card
Looking for the Third Dimension

Product: ATI 3D XPRESSION+ PC2TV

Company: ATI Technologies

905-882-2600, fax 905-882-2620

Price: 2MB, $169;4MB, $199

Description: 2MB SDRAM; 3-D graphics accelerator with 64-bit conventional video

Upgradable: RAM can be upgraded to 4MB

Resolution: 2MB card, 2-D: 800x600/16.7 million colors; 3-D: 800x600/16.7 million colors. 4MB card, 2-D: 1024x768/16.7 million colors; 3-D specs not available.

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Product: Diamond Stealth 3D 2000XL

Company: Diamond Multimedia Systems

800-4-MULTIMEDIA, 408-325-7000

Price: 2MB, $169; 4MB, $199

Description: 2MB or 4MB Silicon Magic RAM; 3-D graphics accelerator with 64-bit conventional video

Upgradable: RAM can be upgraded to 4MB

Resolution: 2MB card, 2-D: 800x600/16.7 million colors; 3-D: 640x480/65K. 4MB card, 2-D: 1024x768/16.7 million colors; 3-D: 800x600/65K.

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Product: Matrox Mystique

Company: Matrox Graphics

800-361-1408, 514-969-6320

Price: 2MB, $179;4MB, $229

Description: 2MB or 4MB SGRAM; 3-D graphics accelerator with 64-bit conventional video

Upgradable: RAM can be upgraded to 4MB

Resolution: 2MB card, 2-D: 800x600/16.7 million colors; 3-D: 640x480/65K. 4MB card, 2-D: 1280x1024/16.7 million colors; 3-D: 800x600/65K.

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Product: Number Nine 9FX Reality 772

Company: Number Nine Visual Technology Corp.

800-GET-NINE, 617-674-0009

Price: 2MB, $199;4MB, $279

Description: 2MB or 4MB EDO VRAM; 3-D graphics accelerator with 64-bit conventional video

Upgradable: RAM can be upgraded to 4MB

Resolution: 2MB card, 2-D: 800x600/16.7 million colors; 3-D: 640x480/65K.4MB card: 1280x1024/16.7 million colors.

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Product: STB Velocity 3D

Company: STB Systems

888-234-8750, 972-234-8750

Price: 4MB, $249;8MB, $349

Description: 4MB or 8MB EDO VRAM; 3-D graphics accelerator with 64-bit conventional video

Upgradable: RAM can be upgraded to 8MB

Resolution: 4MB/8MB cards, 2-D/3-D: 1280x1024/16.7 million colors; 1600x1200/65K.

Copyright 1997 CMP Media Inc.


(From Windows Magazine, January 1997, page 246.)