Posted 24 December 2003 - 12:42 PM
Posted 24 December 2003 - 02:14 PM
Nothing you can do about it. The Voodoo 5500 has dual cores, and splits the 64MB of memory between them. It's like having two 32MB cards on one chip (pretty advanced for it's day). You may have to upgrade sooner than you'd planned.
Posted 24 December 2003 - 04:15 PM
Posted 24 December 2003 - 04:20 PM
Correct. DirectX can only see one chip at a time, and reports what it sees.
So does that mean it will never show the full 64mb in direct x?
AGP Acceleration isn't available. This is a feature set of AGP introduced after this card. It obviously uses the AGP slot (Advanced Graphic Port), it just doesn't use AGP Acceleration. It really doesn't provide much of a performance boost anyway.
And why does the AGP show as not available? Is that just a function of it's age too?
An interesting side bar. AGP was introduced as a way to let the graphics card share system memory. It's increased bandwidth was supposed to decrease the cost of video cards by sharing system memory. As you know, this never happened. Graphics cards require higher speed memory, and more bandwidth then either the AGP interface or system memory could provide. So, mfgs just kept building memory and memory controllers into their cards.
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