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Anyone have any experience using an ATI 3D Rage Pro PCI All-in-Wonder with a K6-2/III+?

I got this card in my recent "Dumpster Diving" haul..and was thinking of adding it to my DFI system.

Thoughts?
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Post by Uranium235 »

If I remember right, the 3D Rage Pro wasn't known for it's 3D prowess but did have outstanding 2D in it's time.

Can't really find much info on it but this is interesting:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATI_Rage

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The All in Wonder Rage is a nice piece of hardware, as soon as you use Windows98SE.
Under XP I'm not sure it can be correctly configured with all function (DVD acceleration, Tvtuner and 3D capabilities).
There are some beta/combo drivers over the net that can solve some issue, but it's better to install it on a Win98SE system.

I hope you got the original driver CD cause the ATIDVD player compatible with the Rage chip (Cinemaster99) is hard to find.
This DVD player give the best performance for Rage chip under windows98.

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Post by KachiWachi »

It will be running under W2K.

I don't necessarily care about 3D performacne, because I'm not a gamer.

All I got was the card.

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PC #3 - HP8766C, PIII-667, 768 MB SDRAM
PC #4 - ASUS P3V4X, PIII-733, 256 MB SDRAM
PC #5 - Gateway 700X, P4-2.0 GHz, 768 MB PC800 RDRAM
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PC #7 - Dell Dimension 4600i, P4-2.8 GHz, 512 MB PC2700 DDR
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PC #9 - ??? ;)

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Post by mamba »

The chip is a rage or a rage pro?
If it's a rage pro you can watch out for some combo drivers for Win 2000 and useful infos at this site:

http://us.geocities.com/ziyadhosein/rpro.htm

Not 100% sure if the drivers work with the Rage non pro, maybe.

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Post by KachiWachi »

The chip identifies itself as an ATI 3D Rage Pro PCI (GT-C2U2).

The chip is stamped RAGE PRO TURBO AGP (Mfg. Week 36 of 1998).

BIOS ID is AIWPR PCI 41501-102 (ATI MACH64 BIOS P/N 113-41501-102, 7/30/1998 16:00)

PCI Data = 1002:4749 (1002-4749-5C-1002-0061)

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PC #1 - DFI 586IPVG, K6-2/+ 450 (Cyrix MII 433), 128 MB EDO. BIOS patched by Jan Steunebrink.
PC #2 - Amptron PM-7900 (M520), i200 non-MMX, 128 MB EDO
PC #3 - HP8766C, PIII-667, 768 MB SDRAM
PC #4 - ASUS P3V4X, PIII-733, 256 MB SDRAM
PC #5 - Gateway 700X, P4-2.0 GHz, 768 MB PC800 RDRAM
PC #6 - COMPAQ Evo N1020v laptop, P4-2.4 GHz, 1 GB PC2700 DDR
PC #7 - Dell Dimension 4600i, P4-2.8 GHz, 512 MB PC2700 DDR
PC #8 - Acer EeePC netbook, Atom N270 @ 1.60 GHz, 1 GB RAM
PC #9 - ??? ;)

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Post by mamba »

So you can use the link above.
Have fun with your AIW.

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Post by KachiWachi »

I'm not looking for drivers, etc...

I'm looking for performance data, etc...

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PC #1 - DFI 586IPVG, K6-2/+ 450 (Cyrix MII 433), 128 MB EDO. BIOS patched by Jan Steunebrink.
PC #2 - Amptron PM-7900 (M520), i200 non-MMX, 128 MB EDO
PC #3 - HP8766C, PIII-667, 768 MB SDRAM
PC #4 - ASUS P3V4X, PIII-733, 256 MB SDRAM
PC #5 - Gateway 700X, P4-2.0 GHz, 768 MB PC800 RDRAM
PC #6 - COMPAQ Evo N1020v laptop, P4-2.4 GHz, 1 GB PC2700 DDR
PC #7 - Dell Dimension 4600i, P4-2.8 GHz, 512 MB PC2700 DDR
PC #8 - Acer EeePC netbook, Atom N270 @ 1.60 GHz, 1 GB RAM
PC #9 - ??? ;)

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Post by Uranium235 »

Are you looking for something like this?
http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=88&pgno=2

or benchmark data?

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Post by mamba »

I think the best and fastest way to test the Rage is to do it on your own.
The best benchmark you can use is simply to play a DVD.

Anyway the Rage pro Turbo is the most complete 2D chip of its time.
At this site: http://us.geocities.com/ziyadhosein/rprow98.htm
you can see the performance difference among all drivers.

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Post by KachiWachi »

The machine in question does not have DVD drive installed. :oops:

Do you require special software to run the TV tuner portion of the card?

I'm actually going to test install it the test bed (CPU #2)...when I get around to doing that. :wink:

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PC #1 - DFI 586IPVG, K6-2/+ 450 (Cyrix MII 433), 128 MB EDO. BIOS patched by Jan Steunebrink.
PC #2 - Amptron PM-7900 (M520), i200 non-MMX, 128 MB EDO
PC #3 - HP8766C, PIII-667, 768 MB SDRAM
PC #4 - ASUS P3V4X, PIII-733, 256 MB SDRAM
PC #5 - Gateway 700X, P4-2.0 GHz, 768 MB PC800 RDRAM
PC #6 - COMPAQ Evo N1020v laptop, P4-2.4 GHz, 1 GB PC2700 DDR
PC #7 - Dell Dimension 4600i, P4-2.8 GHz, 512 MB PC2700 DDR
PC #8 - Acer EeePC netbook, Atom N270 @ 1.60 GHz, 1 GB RAM
PC #9 - ??? ;)

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Post by mamba »

On the link I posterd you can find all the software you need to enable all function of the card.
Including tvtuner and capture.

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