Elsa Erazor II User Manual

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ELSA ERAZOR
TM 
II
ELSA VICTORY Erazor
TM
LT
User Manual

Summary of Contents of user manual for Elsa Erazor II

  • Page 1ELSA ERAZOR II TM TM ELSA VICTORY Erazor LT User Manual
  • Page 2Copyright © 1998 ELSA AG, Aachen (Germany) While the information in this manual has been compiled with great care, it...
  • Page 3Preface Thank you for placing your trust in this ELSA product. To make sure that you have undiluted fun with...
  • Page 4Before you continue Installation of the ELSA ERAZOR II and ELSA VICTORY Erazor LT and installation of the associated drivers...
  • Page 5 V Contents Introduction .................................................................................................................... 1 A Look at the ERAZOR II and VICTORY Erazor LT.................................................. 1 Highlights of the...
  • Page 6VI Who to Contact? .............................................................................................. 24 The ELSA LocalWeb......................................................................................... 25 Driver Updates ................................................................................................. 25 Repair? ............................................................................................................. 25 DoC–Declaration of Conformity...
  • Page 7: Introduction Introduction 1 Introduction “Reading the manual is a waste of time.” A prejudice you are proving to be wrong...
  • Page 8 2 Introduction Highlights of the Erazor Graphics Boards 쮿 Wide data flow – True 128 bit graphics acceleration for Windows...
  • Page 9 Introduction 3 CE Conformity and FCC Radiation Standard CE This equipment has been tested and found to comply with...
  • Page 10 4 Introduction ELSA ERAZOR II and ELSA VICTORY Erazor LT
  • Page 11: After Installing the Drivers After Installing the Drivers 5 After Installing the Drivers You will have completed the most important steps once the...
  • Page 12 6 After Installing the Drivers VICTORY Erazor LT Refresh rate (Hz) / Z-Buffer, Double Buffering Color depth: 256 Colors HighColor...
  • Page 13 After Installing the Drivers 7 Changing the resolution You set the resolution of your graphics board in the Control...
  • Page 14 8 After Installing the Drivers 햴 Here you should click on the ' Settings' tab. ' Settings' has all the...
  • Page 15 After Installing the Drivers 9 ing the monitor manufacturer, and the model designation, you will have to enter the...
  • Page 1610 After Installing the Drivers Windows NT 4.0 The settings for the graphics driver are included in the Control Panel...
  • Page 17: Useful Stuff and More Useful Stuff and More 11 Useful Stuff and More You have received a CD with your ELSA ERAZOR II...
  • Page 1812 Useful Stuff and More Fine-Tuning for Performance Freaks After installing the ELSA graphics drivers under Windows 95 and Windows...
  • Page 19: All about graphics All about graphics 13 All about graphics This is the chapter where we really get stuck in. Anyone who...
  • Page 2014 All about graphics Geometrical transformation This part of the 3D pipeline is very processor-intensive, as all the calculations for...
  • Page 21 All about graphics 15 – Bump mapping introduces a new dimension. Relief or raised textures can only be generated...
  • Page 2216 All about graphics 3D Interfaces Software interfaces, including 3D interfaces, are known as APIs (Application Program Interface). The question...
  • Page 23 All about graphics 17 erate the slow 3D display characteristics of the operating system. Direct 3D is based on...
  • Page 2418 All about graphics Color Palettes, TrueColor and Gray Scales Common graphics modes are listed in the following table. Not...
  • Page 25 All about graphics 19 The 16-bit graphics modes are organized differently. Most common are (R-G-B) 5-6-5 (e.g. XGA) and...
  • Page 2620 All about graphics DDC2AB With DDC2AB additionally to DDC2B the computer may send commands for controlling the monitor, e.g....
  • Page 27: Technical Data Technical Data 21 Technical Data Those of you with a technical bent will find more detailed information regarding the...
  • Page 2822 Technical Data Ports on the Graphics Board VGA D-shell socket Monitor connection socket (15-pin) NLX version of the VICTORY...
  • Page 29: Appendix Appendix 23 Appendix Advice and Help On the WINNERware CD you will find a list of the questions most...
  • Page 3024 Appendix Who to Contact? First you should contact the dealer where you bought your ELSA product. If there are...
  • Page 31 Appendix 25 ELSA Japan Inc. Mita Suzuki Building 3F Phone: +81-3-5765-7391 5-20-14 Shiba, Minato-ku Fax: +81-3-5765-7235 Tokyo 108-0014 Japan...
  • Page 3226 Appendix DoC–Declaration of Conformity ELSA ERAZOR II and ELSA VICTORY Erazor LT
  • Page 33 Appendix 27 ELSA ERAZOR II and ELSA VICTORY Erazor LT
  • Page 3428 Appendix Warranty Conditions The ELSA AG warranty is given to purchasers of ELSA products in addition to the warranty...
  • Page 35 Appendix 29 c) if the damage occurred due to incorrect handling, especially to non-observance of the system de- scription...
  • Page 3630 Appendix ELSA ERAZOR II and ELSA VICTORY Erazor LT
  • Page 37: Glossary Glossary 31 Glossary 쮿 3D – Three-dimensional 쮿 Bus system – A system of parallel data lines for the...
  • Page 38 32 Glossary 쮿 DPMS – Abbreviation of VESA Display Power 쮿 Fps – Or frame rate, refers to how many...
  • Page 39 Glossary 33 average colors for inserted pixels). Horizontal 쮿 RAMDAC – The RAMDAC converts the digital interpolation is relatively...
  • Page 40 34 Glossary are calculated by interpolating the normal vec- example wallpaper on a wall or a wood texture tor. on...
  • Page 41: Index Index 35 Index 쮿 ! Filtering ...................................................... 14 3D clipping ........................................... 14, 31 Flat shading ................................... 15, 32, 33...
  • Page 4236 Index 쮿 R 쮿 T RAMDAC ............................................. 21, 33 Tearing ....................................................... 33 Ray tracing ................................................. 15 Tesselation .......................................... 13,...
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