Since Canopus released the Pure3D
in 1997, their cards have always been the highest
quality of their category. The Pure3D wasn't the only
'best of class' card Canopus put out. For example,
the Total3D 128V was probably the best Riva 128 card to
ever be manufactured, and the Pure3D II is still the
limousine of voodoo2s in many people's eyes. When
I first heard that Canopus was manufacturing a TNT
I knew immediately it would be the finest video card
You've heard what the TNT does
a hundred times already, so I'm just going to point
you to Canopus
for the spec sheet if you want it.
To sum it up for you, the Spectra
2500 is a small AGP card -much different from the
reference design, with 16 MB onboard SDRAM. The ram
on the STB Velocity 4400 was higher quality (Fujitsu)
and was capable of 120 MHz without problems, where
the ram on the Canopus (Hyundai) would not work well
at 120 MHz for long periods of time.
The installation was a breeze.
Just like the Velocity 4400 you just insert the included
CD, point it to the directory you need to, and reboot.
Canopus prides itself in the
excellent TV-output and special features their cards
have. There was no software bundle, but many included