A few weeks ago, the first TNT2 boards were just being released and Leadtek was there with the first boards. Leadtek is a relatively unknown manufacturer, especially in the retail market, but having the first TNT2 really helped put them on the map. Now everyone is wondering about this card. Will it still be as popular when other TNT2 solutions start popping up? Well, let's take a look.

Available with 16MB SDRAM or 32MB SGRAM, all S320 II models include TV-out. Models with the "Pro" suffix attached to the name include the optional DDWG (Digital Display Working Group) compliant Digital LCD Flat Panel output interface that supports resolutions up to 1280x1024. AnandTech's review unit was not a Pro model. While the first parts are not surprisingly non-"ultra" parts, Leadtek has done some work to make their regular TNT2 a bit more appealing.

Feature Overview

Taken from www.leadtek.com:

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  
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