As promised, NVIDIA is delivering their high-speed TNT2 parts at the start of May. The incredible hype which surrounded the release of the TNT2, generated primarily by reports of the elusive TNT2 "Ultra" parts, has built the public's desire for the TNT2 to finally hit the streets. Needless to say, the first manufacturers to offer TNT2 parts will most likely get more than a few impulse sales, but how good of a product will you be getting? Is something better just a week or two down the road? Let's find out as AnandTech takes a look at the world's first TNT2 based product that is available for purchase today, Leadtek's Winfast 3D S320 II.

Feature Overview

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2D/3D Acceleration
  • Second-generation TwiN texel 32-bit graphics pipeline
  • 100% hardware triangle setup
  • Optimized for Direct3D acceleration with full support for DirectX6.0
  • 32-bit ARGB rendering with destination alpha
  • 24-bit Z-buffer, 8-big stencil buffer
  • Anisotropic filtering (better than Tri-linear MIP-mapping)
  • Per pixel perspective correct texture mapping including Fog, Light, and MIP-mapping
  • High performance 128-bit 2D/GUI/DirectDraw acceleration
Video Acceleration
  • Hardware YUV 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 color space conversion support
  • Multi-tap X and Y filtering
  • Support planar YUV12 (4:2:0) to/from packed (4:2:2) conversion for software MPEG acceleration
  • DVD sub-picture alpha blended compositing
  • Video acceleration for DirectShow, MPEG-2 and MPEG-1

AGP 4X Sideband Support    

  • AGP 4X/2X/1X mode with full sideband/Execute mode support
  • Supports over 900MB/sec in AGP 4X mode


  Configurations Available    

   S320 II-16      16MB w/ S-Video and Composite TV Out  
   S320 II-16Pro      16MB w/ S-Video and Composite TV Out, Digital LCD Flat Panel Output  
   S320 II-32      32MB w/ S-Video and Composite TV Out  
   S320 II-32Pro      32MB w/ S-Video and Composite TV Out, Digital LCD Flat Panel Output  

Digital LCD Flat Panel Support    

There is no doubt that the next century is the era of All-Digital displays. The WinFast 3D S320 II features DDWG (Digital Display Working Group) compliant Digital LCD Flat Panel output interface for resolutions up to 1280x1024 !

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