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3Dlabs Oxygen GVX1 - Display Characteristics

3DLabs tried to unify the graphics information for its products. We think that the manufacturer went a little too far under Windows NT 4. The section for Direct3D makes little sense because only Windows 9x and Windows 2000 offer hardware support for this API. The software architecture of NT 4.0 does not allow Direct3D acceleration. Otherwise the order of the information is very clear.

The monitor settings are somewhat sparse. Apart from the Gamma controller 3DLabs does not offer anything else.

This tab looks much better. The graphics card driver of the Oxygen GVX1 allows optimizations for different applications like 3D Studio Max, Solidworks, AutoCad or Pro/Engineer - just to name a few. The advanced options are adapted automatically. Tuning freaks may also change the advanced options manually, of course.

Exemplary are the monitor settings. The card automatically reads the data of a DDC compatible display and offers the optimal picture refresh rate. It is also possible to chose between VESA settings and special models with manual settings. 3DLabs is a little too generous with the space. Tabs setup and monitor could have been put together in this case without any problems.

Uwe Scheffel