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|Asus V3800||Graphics Card
|Win95 Win98 Win2K WinXP
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|Description (from the manufacturer site)|
|Graphics engine: nVidia TNT2, 150MHz true 128-bits and 4X AGP 3D processor
Video Memory: 32/16MB (128-bits, up to 150MHz ) SDR SGRAM
RAMDAC: Triple 8-bit 250 MHz Palette DAC
Vertical refresh rate: 75-250 Hz
Video port: Full VIP V1.1 interface
Bus standard: Full AGP 4X, sideband / Pipeline transfers
VGA Connector: 15-pin D-sub VGA connector
*TV-OUT Model: One S-VHS mini-DIN and one RCA jack for TV-out
*Video-IN Model: One S-VHS mini-DIN and one RCA jack for Video-in
*LCD Panel Model: One DFP Connector (20Pin) for DFP Digital LCD Panel
Free Software bundled - Fancy 3D Game- HereticII (Full version), published by Activision; Free ASUS Live3800 Video Capture driver bundled (to capture true 30fps Video)
*Crystal TV-Output - Dual View for TV and CRT screen, NTSC & PAL Video System support, Complete S-VHS & Composite Video Ports support (for TV-Out models only)
*Sharp Video input - Support NTSC/PAL standard signal input, True real-time 30fps video capture support by ASUS Live3800 Video Capture driver (for Video-in models only)
*LCD Panel Support - Up to 1280x1024 resolution for LCD display, Standard VESA Panel-link LCD display support (for LCD Panel models only)
* Other Optional Product:ASUS Virtual Reality 3D Glasses Kits provide you a hardware independent environment to translate your 3D Games (DirectX 5.0/6.0 or above Compliant) to fancy Virtual Reality 3D enjoyment.
With the new drivers avalibile @ Asus this card runs just fine in XP but you do need a good capture program
ive found great dificulty getting some programs to work, but the capture in uleads media studio pro works suprisinglly well
Comments posted by Arctic_Breaze from Other, May 31, 2003:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 8 of 10.
I've been using this card since 1999 mostly on Win98 and it's been working fine until lately. The one that I've been using is ASUS AGP-V3800(SGRAM) TVR Deluxe, made in Taiwan. I'm currectly using the version 12.9 driver, because versions above 12.90 tend to create "repeat frames" on captured videos.
This card is capable of capturing video at 704*576, 25fps (PAL) without drop frames using ASUS ASV2 codec, exceeding this card's specification printed on its box and brochure. Because both speficied that this card would capture video at maximum 704*480, 30fps (NTSC), that is 96 pixels higher.
Unlike my Pinnacle DC10+, although it was made in Germany and has MJPEG encoder chip built-in, it works less than its specification. On its specification, Pinnacle DC10+ should capture video at maximum 768*576. However, using Pinnacle Studio 8, DC10+ can only capture video at 720*540, 25 fps (36 pixels less higher) and using AVI_IO, DC10+ can only capture video at 768*560, 25fps (16 pixels less higher).
Problems in capturing video using this card have just appeared recently.
Firstly, I've been using ASUS Live 4 software to capture videos although it is not the best software around to do so. However, ASUS Live doesn't seem to be supported anymore (the lastest version is 4.6). Until recently, ASUS Live tend to crash whenever I started to capture video or does not even start capturing video whenever the "Select OK to start capture" button had been clicked. To solve this, I usually had to restart my computer many times or defragment my hard drive first before restarting. I'm not sure my self either the card, the driver, or the software is the problem here, because sometimes AVI_IO also does not capture video whenever "Select OK to start capture" has been clicked.
Secondly, this card doesn't work for video capturing in Win2000. I have never been able using this card to capture video in Win2000 at all, although some beta version of ASUS Live such Asus Live 4.6 Beta 5 is bundled with drivers to enable this card to capture video in Win2000. The final version of Asus Live 4.6 is not bundled with these drivers.
Lastly, this card consumes more than 1.5V, thus can't be installed on new motherboards such as ASUS P4PE. ASUS AGP-V3800M(SDRAM, no video-in) can still be installed on ASUS P4PE.
I can't comment about the 3D performance for this card, because I hardly use this card for 3D stuffs.
Comments posted by Thomas "J" Lo from Other, February 09, 2003:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98 Win2K? WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 8 of 10.
Video quailty is excellent, 704 x 576 @25fps & never drops a frame. The capture program (Live 4.6b)overcomes the 2gig file limit by continuiing to capture to another file.
I have had no audio sync problems as reported by someone else. The software still forgets settings between sessions, but it does work very well.
The capture program would not capture full screen with 2000 for me. No problems with 88SE or ME.
Comments posted by Mark from Other, December 29, 2001:
After much mucking about over the last year or so I've managed to get this card capturing beautifully.
On a Celeron2 566 I can capture with the supplied ASUS codec (v2) at VCD resolution at 25 fps. I drop the occasional frame, but I'm using a 5400 rpm drive and my celeron is getting a bit old now, so I can hardly blame the card.
The new version of ASUS Live (www.asus.com.tw) is much better and doesn't overwrite captures like the last comment suggests. However, I still use VirtualDub (with the ASUS V2 codec) to do my capturing. TMPGEnc to convert to VCD. Sweet!
I have never had any video/audio sync problems.
One weird thing is that capturing in Windows 2000 drops no frames, but the subsequent avi file is very jerky (think 15 fps). I've tried lots of different things, but can't seem to get around this. I reboot to win98 for capturing.
This card is a bit long in the tooth now, but if you're thinking about buying one second hand, I would recommend it
Comments posted by madaz from Other, December 26, 2001:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98 Win2K? WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 9 of 10.
The capture quality is ok, but somehow the colors are a little bit flat. Capturing in full resolution is no problem with a 700 MHz P3, but I could never get video and audio (Soudblaster 64 PCI) in sync, so it was quite useless. But it's ok for looking at news etc coming from external video-source (no built-in receiver).
Comments posted by Oliver Moses from Other, July 11, 2001:
Compatibility: Win95 Win98 Win2K WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 6 of 10.
Video Capture is unbelievable from such a cheap card.
I have a PII 400 Celeron with a DMA33 IDE conroller,
working with a 7200RPM Hard drive,
and i can capture full PAL video at 25 FPS using
UYUV compression at highest quality.
It does drop frames, (about 1%) but on playback
this is hardly noticable.
The "Live 3800" software shipped with it is easy to use, but does not remember any settings when you
exit it , which is annoying. It seizes the capture file as well, so you need to quit to rename the file if you don't want to overwrite it.
All in all not bad for what was supposed to be for me,a
Comments posted by PeterM from Other, May 10, 2001:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98 Win2K? WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 8 of 10.
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