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USER'S MANUAL

Hardware & Video Drivers

USER'S NOTICE

No part of this product, including the product and software may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form by any means without the express written permission of ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (hereinafter referred to as ASUS) except documentation kept by the purchaser for backup purposes.

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© Copyright 1997 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. All rights reserved.

Product Name:

ASUS 3DP-V264GT/PRO,3DP-V264GT2/TV

Manual Revision:

1.01

Release Date:

May 1997

 

 

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ASUS CONTACT INFORMATION

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.

Marketing Info:

Address: 150 Li-TeRoad, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

Telephone: 886-2-894-3447

Fax: 886-2-894-3449

Email: info@asus.com.tw

Technical Support:

Fax: 886-2-895-9254

BBS: 886-2-896-4667

Email: tsd@asus.com.tw

WWW: http://www.asus.com.tw/

Gopher: gopher.asus.com.tw

FTP: ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS

ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL

Marketing Info:

Address: 721 Charcot Avenue, San Jose, CA 95131, USA Telephone: 1-408-474-0567

Fax: 1-408-474-0568Email:info-usa@asus.com.tw

Technical Support:

BBS: 1-408-474-0555

Email: tsd-usa@asus.com.tw

ASUS COMPUTER GmbH

Marketing Info:

Address: Harkort Str. 25, 40880 Ratingen, BRD, Germany Telephone: 49-2102-445011

Fax: 49-2102-442066Email:info-ger@asus.com.tw

Technical Support:

BBS: 49-2102-448690

Email: tsd-ger@asus.com.tw

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CONTENTS

I. Introduction ......................................................................................

7

Video Features ............................................................................

7

II. Features ...........................................................................................

8

Resolution Table .........................................................................

9

ASUS V264GT/PRO Layout .........................................................

11

Adding Additional Memory .....................................................

11

ASUS 3DP-V264GT2/TVLayout .................................................

12

Adding Additional Memory .....................................................

12

III. Hardware Installation ................................................................

13

Installation Procedures: ............................................................

13

IV. Driver Installation .......................................................................

15

Video Driver Installation for Windows 95 .....................................

15

Software MPEG & Video Player for Windows 95 ........................

19

Display Settings for Windows 95 ..................................................

20

Video Driver Installation for Windows 3.x ....................................

21

Software MPEG & Video Player for Windows 3.x .......................

23

V. Video Software ...............................................................................

25

ATI Desktop Control Panel ......................................................

25

ATI Desktop Features ...............................................................

25

FlexDesk+ ......................................................................................

26

FlexDesk+ Basic Settings ........................................................

26

FlexDesk+ Advanced Settings .................................................

28

DPMS (for Windows) ....................................................................

29

Timer Settings ..........................................................................

29

Buttons .....................................................................................

29

DeskScape ......................................................................................

30

DeskScape Functions ...............................................................

30

Buttons .....................................................................................

31

WinSwitch ......................................................................................

31

Screen Adjustment ...................................................................

32

DPMS Parameters ....................................................................

34

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CONTENTS

 

VI. Video Player .................................................................................

35

Windows Video Player ...................................................................

35

Features ..........................................................................................

35

Playing Audio CDs (Only in window 95) .........................

36

Playing Media Files ...........................................................

37

Playing Interactive Discs (Video CD 2.0) ..........................

37

Capturing Audio/Video (only on 3DP-V264GT/PRO) .....

38

Capturing Still Frames ........................................................

39

Capturing Video ..................................................................

39

Playing Captured Video and Audio ....................................

40

Intelligent Video In (only on 3DP-V264GT/PRO) ...........

40

Features ...............................................................................

40

Using the VIDEO IN ..........................................................

40

Using ImpacTV ..............................................................................

42

If there is no display, you may ............................................

42

need to enable ImpacTV. ....................................................

42

VII. Other Driver Installation ..........................................................

43

Video Driver Installation for Windows NT 4.0 .............................

43

Video Driver Installation for Windows NT 4.0 .............................

45

Video Driver Installation for Windows NT 3.5x ...........................

46

Video Driver Installation for IBM OS/2 ........................................

47

AutoCAD Video Driver Installation ..............................................

48

Microstation Video Driver Installation ..........................................

49

Select System Information (optional) ............................................

50

Quick Setup (optional) ...................................................................

50

VDIF Files (optional) .....................................................................

51

Advanced Setup (optional) ............................................................

52

A. Troubleshooting ............................................................................

53

Diagnostics .....................................................................................

53

Troubleshooting .............................................................................

53

System Lockup ..............................................................................

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FCC & DOC COMPLIANCE

Federal Communications Commission Statement

This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

This device may not cause harmful interference, and

This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Re-orientor relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

WARNING: The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.

Canadian Department of Communications Statement

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.

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I. Introduction

The 3DP-V264GT/PRO&3DP-V264GT2/TVadapters take advantage of32-bitPCI bus to provide high performance graphics. The3DP-V264GT/PRO& 3DPV264GT2/TV are graphics controllers that integrate 3D, 2D, video accelerators, palette DAC, and dual clock synthesizer into a single chip. The3DP-V264GT/PRO&3DP-V264GT2/TVdeliver superior texture mapping performance for 3D games, 3D Web browsing, TV quality video scaling for MPEG playback,industry-leadingmach64 2D performance, video expansion capability for video conferencing, and other applications.

Active power management techniques are used to monitor activity levels within these graphics controllers and to perform real-timepower reductions such as dynamic clock control and graphics engine shutdown. Becausefull-speedoperation can be restored without delay, these techniques do not impact performance.

For multimedia video and game function acceleration, the 3DP-V264GT/PRO&3DP-V264GT2/TVhave color interpolation for full screen, full motion video, and provides fast 30 frame/second animation engine, double buffering, fast host to screen bitblts, virtual sprite, smooth page scrolling and object caching for game functions. PC users with this adapter could enjoy smooth motion video andSEGA/SNES-classgames.

For Video playback features, 3DP-V264GT/PRO&3DP-V264GT2/TVsupport software MPEG decoder. The driver not only provides smooth video playback, but also provides user friendly utilities that allows customizing appearances.

You can use 3DP-V264GT/PRO&3DP-V264GT2/TVto connect your computer to a television. This feature is ideal for playing games, giving presentations, watching movies, and browsing the Internet.

Now you can watch videos, games on your computer! 3DP-V264GT/PRO& 3DPV264GT2/TV let you watchfull-motionvideo on the whole screen or in a window. You can capture still frames and movie clips.

Video Features

32-bitPCI Local Bus graphics adapter

Integrated 24-bitRAMDAC (200MHz Output Pixel Clock Interface)

Max resolution at 1600x1200 high color at 60Hz refresh rate with 4MB

DDC1 /2B monitor supported

DPMS (Display Power Management Signaling) for Green PC Power Saving

Introduction

(Features)

I.

 

 

 

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Features .II (Specifications)

II. Features

Memory on 3DP-V264GT/PRO

ATI RAGE Graphics Accelerator, 64-bitSGRAM memory interface

Comes with 4MB SGRAM standard and upgradeable to 8MB SGRAM

Memory on 3DP-V264GT2/TV

ATI RAGE Graphics Accelerator, 64-bitEDO DRAM memory interface

Comes with 2MB EDO DRAM standard and upgradeable to 4MB EDO DRAM

3D Accelerator

Complete 3D primitives - Points, Lines, Triangles, Trapezoids and Rectangles

Full screen or windows double buffering for smoother animation

Dithering down to 6 or 16 bits per pixels (bpp) from 24bpp 3D engine for smaller memory foot print

3D Features: Perspectively Correct Texture Mapping, Gouraud Shading, Z-Buffer,Mip Maps, Lit and Video Textures, Dither , Alpha Blending and Interpolation, and Fog Effects.

2D Accelerator

Hardware acceleration-RectangleFill, Line Draw, BitBlt, Polygon Fill, Panning/ Scrolling, Bit Masking, Monochrome Expansion, Scissoring, and full ROP .

Hardware cursor up to 64x64x2

Acceleration provided in 4/8/16/24/32bpp modes. Packed pixel support (24bpp) enables true color in 1MB configurations

Game acceleration for Microsoft’s Direct Draw - Double Buffering, Virtual Sprites, Transparent Blit, Masked Blit, and Context Chaining

Video In (only on 3DP-V264GT/PRO)

Television quality video in a window and full screen.

Composite video and S-Videoinputs for VCR, video camera,laser-discplayer, video game consoles, etc.

Still image and live video capture with a simple mouse click.

Live motion video desktop, using your favorite video show as wallpaper.

Zoom-into any part of the screen.

TV Out

View computer output directly on your television in either NTSC or PAL formats.

Enhance your system with advanced flicker reduction and artifact suppression circuitry.

Connect using Composite or S-Videooutput capabilities.

Display images on both the TV and PC montior simultaneously.

Provide a big-screenexperience for entertainment PCs which is ideal for playing games, giving presentations, watching movies, and browsing the Internet.

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II. Features

Resolution Table

When discussing color depth, 8 bits per pixel (8bpp) is the same as 256 colors and 16bpp = 65, 536 colors, 24bpp = 16.7 million, and 32bpp = 16.7 million colors. The following is a table for the maximum refresh rates under the specified memory configuration for each card. Please note that the 3DP-V264GT2/TVhas 2MB or 4MB configurations and the3DP-V264GT/PROhas 4MB or 8MB configurations.

 

 

 

 

3DP-V264GT2/TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Max Referesh Rates

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resolution

Colors

 

 

2MB

4MB

8MB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

640 x 480 x 8

256

 

 

200Hz

200Hz

200Hz

640 x 480 x 16

65, 536

 

 

200Hz

200Hz

200Hz

640 x 480 x 24

16.7 Million

 

 

200Hz

200Hz

200Hz

640 x 480 x 32

16.7 Million

 

 

200Hz

200Hz

200Hz

800 x 600 x 8

256

 

 

200Hz

200Hz

200Hz

800 x 600 x 16

65, 536

 

 

200Hz

200Hz

200Hz

800 x 600 x 24

16.7 Million

 

 

160Hz

160Hz

160Hz

800 x 600 x 32

16.7 Million

 

 

120Hz

120Hz

120Hz

1024 x 768 x 8

256

 

 

150Hz

150Hz

150Hz

1024 x 768 x 16

65, 536

 

 

150Hz

150Hz

150Hz

1024 x 768 x 24

16.7 Million

 

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120Hz

120Hz

1024 x 768 x 32

16.7 Million

 

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100Hz

100Hz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1152 x 864 x 8

256

 

 

100Hz

100Hz

100Hz

1152 x 864 x 16

65, 536

 

 

100Hz

100Hz

100Hz

1152 x 864 x 24

16.7 Million

 

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85Hz

85Hz

1152 x 864 x 32

16.7 Million

 

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80Hz

80Hz

1280 x 1024 x 8

256

 

 

85Hz

85Hz

85Hz

1280 x 1024 x 16

65, 536

 

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85Hz

85Hz

1280 x 1024 x 24

16.7 Million

 

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75Hz

75Hz

1280 x 1024 x 32

16.7 Million

 

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75Hz

1600 x 1200 x 8

256

 

 

60Hz

60Hz

60Hz

1600 x 1200 x 16

65, 536

 

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60Hz

60Hz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3DP-V264GT/PRO

II. Features (Specifications)

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Features .II (Specifications)

II. Features

Video Accelerator

Filtered horizontal and vertical scalers for TV-quality,full-screenandfull-mo-tion video playback

Integrated video line buffers support filtered video scaling

Color interpolation during scaling for improved high resolution video quality

Supports AMC for additional video expansion capabilities such as: optional TV tuner card available for video capture, video phone, TV overlay, or TV tuner applications.

Optional MPEG-1decoder for hardware video

Support for 26-pinVESA compatible VGA Feature Connector (VFC) that supports up to 1024x768 resolution.

Software

2D driver support

Register compatible with IBM VGA standards

BIOS compatible with VESA Super VGA

Full support of Microsoft DCI and DirectDraw

3D driver support

Microsoft Direct 3D including support for Reality Lab and OpenGL

ATI 3D RAGE DOS and Windows API

Intel 3DR

Easy-to-useWindows utilities

WinSwitch provides on-the-flyswitching of resolution and color depth within Windows

DeskTop supports panning and scrolling across a virtual workspace of up to 1600x1200

Utility for selecting DPMS power-downtime-outs

Video playback application and codec

Video codec support for MPEG, Indeo, and Cinepak

ATI MPEG video player application with VCR-likecontrols

Extensive software driver support for major applications and operating systems as follows:

Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows NT, AutoCAD, Microstation, OS/2, VESA BIOS Extension support.

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