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(1/14/01)How long have you been visiting nV News? - 3540 votes
  • 53.9% - Over a year.
  • 16.4% - Over a month.
  • 10.5% - This is my first time.
  • 8.6% - Since it was Viper 3D.
  • 5.6% - Less than a month.
  • 5.1% - Since it was Mikes Diamond Viper Resources.
(12/3/01)What do you think of your GF3 2D image quality? - 2342 votes
  • 41.8% - Satisfactory.
  • 39.2% - Excellent.
  • 20.0% - Poor.
(11/2/01)Is the Radeon 8500 a GF3 beater? - 5053 votes
  • 41.9% - No.
  • 30.8% - Yes.
  • 16.7% - They are about equal.
  • 10.6% - Undecided.
(10/1/01)How is your graphics card cooled? - 3124 votes
  • 59.0% - With whatever heatsink / fan it came with.
  • 12.6% - A third-party heatsink / fan (e.g. Blue Orb).
  • 9.5% - My own air cooling configuration.
  • 1.4% - Water or other liquid cooling.
  • 17.5% - I live on the international space stations and my whole PC is cooled by the vacuum of space.
(9/6/01)The Bitboyz are... - 1840 votes
  • 47.3% - full of it.
  • 39.1% - researchers with no ability to deliver a real product.
  • 13.6% - great guys with a killer card on the horizon.
(8/13/01)Would you invalidate your NVIDIA cards warrantee to increase its overclockability? - 1562 votes
  • 54.2% - Yes.
  • 22.9% - Only on an old card.
  • 18.4% - No.
  • 4.4% - Undecided.
(7/23/01)What flavor CPU do you own? - 2611 votes
  • 59.1% - AMD.
  • 39.7% - Intel.
  • 0.9% - Motorola.
  • 0.3% - Other.
(6/29/01)Is there too much news on this page? - 1388 votes
  • 74.7% - No.
  • 17.2% - Yes.
  • 8.1% - Maybe.
(6/11/01) If NVIDIA made sound cards, would you buy them? - 874 votes
  • 67.7% - I would be cautious and wait for the reviews first.
  • 16.2% - No, NVIDIA are a graphics card company, I'll stick with companys like Creative for soundcards.
  • 15.1% - Yes, I'll by anything NVIDIA.
(6/5/01) Where do you buy your NVIDIA products? - 4655 votes
  • 60.4% - From some dodgy geezer at the local market.
  • 21.7% - Online purchase.
  • 13.0% - In a store.
  • 3.6% - I didn't BUY it exactly.
  • 0.6% - From friends or colleges.
  • 0.6% - Telephone or mail order.
(5/10/01) Do you think you will ever grow up and get bored of playing computer games? - 3080 votes
  • 53.5% - Yes.
  • 38.5% - No.
  • 8.0% - Not sure.
(4/26/01) In the game Black and White, do you play a good or evil god? - 1293 votes
  • 48.1% - Evil.
  • 28.1% - Good.
  • 23.8% - Somewhere inbetween
(4/12/01) What do you think about the Kyro II? - 1956 votes
  • 39.3% - Good, but shame about its lack of T&L.
  • 32.3% - It sucks.
  • 28.4% - This card rocks!
(3/27/01) Should more research and development be done into the field of 3D Imagery (e.g. holographic displays)? - 966 votes
  • 83.4% - Yes.
  • 10.1% - No.
  • 6.4% - Undecided.
(3/13/01) Will you be buying a GeForce 3? - 2371 votes
  • 65.1% - Only after the price comes down.
  • 15.9% - As soon as it hits the shops.
  • 10.7% - No, it doesn't interest me.
  • 8.2% - Undecided.
(2/26/01) What is your favorite online action game? - 4066 votes
  • 23.9% - Counterstrike.
  • 20.2% - Quake 3.
  • 19.7% - Unreal/UT.
  • 13.5% - Tribes 1/2.
  • 3.8% - Team Fortress.
  • 2.7% - Half life.
  • 2.5% - Raibow 6 / RogueSpear.
  • 2.3% - Quake 2.
  • 2.0% - Mechwarrior 2/3/4.
  • 2.0% - Team Arena.
  • 1.9% - Elite Force.
  • 0.8% - Delta Force.
  • 0.8% - SoF.
  • 0.7% - Shogo.
  • 0.6% - RUNE.
  • 0.6% - Kingpin.
  • 0.5% - Descent 3.
  • 0.5% - Daikatana.
  • 0.5% - NOLF.
  • 0.5% - Sin.
(2/5/01) Who would you like to see nVIDIA buy out next? - 1676 votes
  • 25.3% - Microsoft.
  • 19.8% - nV News.
  • 17.4% - Matrox.
  • 14.7% - ATI.
  • 9.0% - VIA.
  • 7.5% - Intel.
  • 6.2% - AMD.
(1/25/01) Have you ever turned down the advancements of a member of the opposite sex (or same if you prefer) because you were too busy playing games? - 1262 votes
  • 55.9% - No.
  • 29.6% - Yes.
  • 14.6% - Mind your own business.
(1/17/01) Which is your prefered operating system? - 4788 votes
  • 58.40% - Amiga OS.
  • 13.05% - Windows 2000.
  • 6.79% - OS2/ Warp.
  • 6.29% - Windows 98.
  • 4.91% - BeOS.
  • 4.47% - Windows Me.
  • 3.17% - Linux.
  • 0.90% - MacOS.
  • 0.40% - Other.
  • 0.38% - DOS.
  • 0.29% - S-TOS.
  • 0.29% - Solaris.
  • 0.23% - Windows 95.
  • 0.17% - IBMs ROM Basic.
  • 0.04% - Windows NT.
  • 0.04% - VMS.
  • 0.02% - Windows CE.
(1/2/01) How often do you visit nV News? - 1262 votes
  • 12% - only once every few days.
  • 23% - once a day.
  • 19% - twice a day.
  • 14% - three times a day.
  • 7% - four times a day.
  • 3% - five times a day.
  • 12% - more than five times a day.
  • 10% - nV News is my active desktop!
(12/15/00) How old are you? - 2462 votes
  • 30.3% - 16-20.
  • 26.1% - 21-25.
  • 17.9% - 26-30.
  • 11.7% - 31-35.
  • 5.3% - 36-40.
  • 3.1% - < 15
  • 2.1% - 41-45
  • 2.1% - > 50.
  • 1.5% - 46-50.
(12/1/00) What card do you have? - 2049 votes
  • 31.4% - GeForce 2 GTS.
  • 16.4% - GeForce 2 DDR.
  • 16.0% - GeForce 2 MX.
  • 11.2% - TNT 2/U.
  • 7.4% - GeForce SDR.
  • 5.4% - TNT 1
  • 4.3% - GeForce 2 Ultra
  • 4.1% - Something else.
  • 2.9% - NV 20 Reference.
  • 0.9% - Riva 128/ZX
(11/21/00) How much would you pay for an NV20? - 1348 votes
  • 60.1% - No more than 300 dollars.
  • 24.7% - Up to 400 dollars.
  • 7.9% - Up to 500 dollars.
  • 2.5% - Up to 600 dollars.
  • 0.6% - Up to 700 dollars.
  • 0.2% - Up to 800 dollars.
  • 4.1% - More than 800 dollars.
(11/13/00) How big is your monitor? - 1567 votes
  • 40% - 17 inches.
  • 37% - 19 inches.
  • 13% - 21 inches or more.
  • 9% - 15 inches.
  • 1% - 14 inches or less
(11/03/00) How important is graphical content on a page like ours? - 1139 votes
  • 62% - Graphics should allways be a secondary concern, only add when necessary.
  • 25% - I like lots of screenshots but page banners and animated buttons and a like are a waste of bandwidth.
  • 7% - I hate graphics, they slow the site, I wouldn't care if you got rid of all the graphics.
  • 6% - Show nothing but graphics, how about some video clips too?
(10/17/00) Are high end nVIDIA cards getting too expensive? - 1401 votes
  • 85.2% - Yes.
  • 10.5% - Almost.
  • 4.3% - No.
(10/4/00) How do you rate nV News (10/10 being the best)? - 811 votes
  • 22.7% - 10/10.
  • 29.5% - 9/10.
  • 29.9% - 8/10.
  • 10.5% - 7/10.
  • 2.1% - 6/10.
  • 1.0% - 5/10.
  • 0.5% - 4/10.
  • 0.3% - 3/10.
  • 0.5% - 2/10.
  • 3.2% - 1/10.
(9/27/00) Which NVIDIA Chipset/Mem combo offers the best bang for a buck? - 1257 votes
  • 30% - GF 2 MX.
  • 21% - GF 2 MX DDR.
  • 19% - GeForce 2 GTS.
  • 17% - GeForce DDR.
  • 10% - GF 2 Ultra.
  • 2% - GeForce SDR.
  • 0.5% - GF 2 MX - 16 Meg.
(9/13/00) What is stopping you from buying that upgrade you have your eye on? - 998 votes
  • 31% - I have other financial priorities right now.
  • 18% - The fact that it will be obsolete in a few months anyway.
  • 10% - My credit card is still maxed out from my last upgrade.
  • 8% - Parents/wife don't give me enough pocket money to ever afford it.
  • 8% - The old ball and chain will get all bitchy if I buy another upgrade.
  • 5% - I want to learn more about it first.
  • 21% - All of the above.
(8/28/00) Who make the best motherboards? - 1114 votes
  • 41.3% - Asus.
  • 40.7% - ABit.
  • 5.0% - My mother? let me tell you about my mother...
  • 2.4% - AOpen.
  • 2.2% - Microstar.
  • 2.2% - Tyan.
  • 2.1% - Soyo.
  • 1.6% - Intel.
  • 1.2% - Other.
  • 0.7% - Gigabyte.
  • 0.5% - Supermicro.
  • 0.1% - IBM.
(8/22/00) Will you buy a GeForce 2 Ultra? - 839 votes
  • 77% - Nah, i'll just wait for the NV20 to come out.
  • 12% - I will consider getting one.
  • 11% - Depends on what the price will be.
(8/14/00) What do you want most from the next generation of graphics cards? - 1444 votes
  • 34.3% - Just make it lots faster.
  • 17.8% - Improved FSAA.
  • 15.9% - Tile based rendering.
  • 9.2% - 64 bit color support.
  • 8.9% - A free nVIDIA T-shirt with each purchase.
  • 6.6% - Volumetric textures.
  • 3.9% - Lots more texture ram.
  • 3.4% - Dual chips.
(7/31/00) What source of information has the most influence in your decision to buy a particular graphics card? - 778 votes
  • 57.1% - Other web sites - Sharky, Firing Squad, Anand etc.
  • 31.8% - Fan sites (like ours).
  • 5.9% - Friends and word of mouth.
  • 3.5% - Computer magazines.
  • 1.0% - The box it is packaged in.
  • 0.4% - The manufacturers web site.
  • 0.4% - Other media - TV, Radio, Newspapers etc.
  • 0% - Advertisements.
(7/23/00) How many computers are in your house ?
  • 27% - Two
  • 25% - Three
  • 20% - One
  • 11% - Four
  • 10% - More than Five
  • 6% - Five
  • 1% - Zero
(7/17/00) How fast is your CPU ? - 1457 Votes
  • 21% - 401-500 Mhz
  • 18% - 501-600 Mhz
  • 16% - 801-900 Mhz
  • 14% - 701-800 Mhz
  • 13% - < 400 Mhz
  • 11% - 601-700 Mhz
  • 5% - 901-1000 Mhz
  • 2% - > 1000 Mhz
(7/7/00) If you had the money, but could only buy one of the following, which would it be ? - 730 Votes
  • 30% - Prototype NV 25 128 MB
  • 29% - 22 Inch Flat Panel Display
  • 17% - Intel P4 1.4 ghz
  • 11% - AMD TBird 1.4 ghz
  • 7% - 2048 MB of PC266 RAM
  • 3% - 17 GB DVD-RAM Burner
  • 2% - 144 GB ATA/100 Harddrive
(7/1/00) How much would you pay for a good graphics card (in USD) ? - 1402 Votes
  • 38% - 200 - 300
  • 20% - 100 - 200
  • 18% - Under 100
  • 16% - 300 - 400
  • 4% - More than 500
  • 3% - 400 - 500
(6/14/00) Does T&L limit framerate? - 477 Votes
  • 42% - No
  • 26% - In some conditions
  • 25% - Doubt it
  • 7% - Yes
(6/7/00) What internet connection do you have? - 776 Votes
  • 32% - Cable
  • 28% - 56K
  • 16% - DSL
  • 9% - T1
  • 7% - Single ISDN
  • 5% - Dual ISDN
  • 3% - 28K or less
  • 1% - Satellite
  • 1% - Other
(6/2/00) What is your favorite FPS game? - 6064 Votes
  • 38.7% - Quake 3
  • 28.9% - Quake 1
  • 14.3% - Counter Strike
  • 6.0% - Unreal Tournament
  • 4.0% - Quake 2
  • 3.4% - Half Life
  • 1.2% - Soldier of Fortune
  • 0.8% - Team Fortress Classic
  • 0.8% - Other
  • 0.7% - Tribes
  • 0.6% - R6 Rogue Spear
  • 0.4% - Quake 3 Fortress
  • 0.3% - Unreal
(5/22/00) When did you first start playing computer games? - 1034 Votes
  • 15% - 1984/1983.
  • 14% - 1980 or before.
  • 13% - 1986/1985.
  • 13% - 1988/1987.
  • 11% - 1982/1981.
  • 10% - 1990/1989.
  • 8% - 1994/1993.
  • 7% - 1992/1991.
  • 7% - 1996/1995.
  • 3% - 1998/1997.
  • 1% - 1999/2000.
(5/16/00) How often do you plan to upgrade/replace your graphics card? - 680 Votes
  • 47% - About once a year.
  • 24% - Every 18 months.
  • 18% - Every 6 months.
  • 11% - Every two years or more.
(5/8/00) What graphics card do you own? - 1260 Votes
  • 39% - GeForce 256.
  • 25% - TNT2/U.
  • 15% - TNT.
  • 8% - GeForce 2 GTS.
  • 4% - Voodoo 3.
  • 4% - Other.
  • 3% - Voodoo 2.
  • 2% - Riva 128.
  • 1% - Voodoo 1.
(5/2/00) During the next round of graphics cards, where will NVIDIAs main competition come from? - 439 Votes
  • 53% - ATI.
  • 28% - 3dfx.
  • 13% - Bitboyz.
  • 5% - Matrox.
  • 1% - S3.
Does nV News need to diversify its content more or less? - 491 Votes
  • 47% - I think its pretty well balanced the way it is.
  • 23% - Lets turn this place into a warez site instead.
  • 17% - Less, concentrate more on just NVIDIA related news.
  • 13% - More, lets see more coverage of general computing issues.
Why has Microsoft made a move into the console market with their X-Box? - 658 Votes
  • 42% - Its an area they haven't exploited yet and they are just out to make even more money.
  • 31% - Its an as yet unconquered field in their quest to take over the world.
  • 21% - They are seeking to weaken Sony, because of Sony's long term plans in the PC market using their own OS.
  • 7% - They want to give us gamers a really good gaming system because they like us so much.
Do computer games cause violent behavior in children? - 346 Votes
  • 83% - No, society is just looking for a scapegoat.
  • 10% - Think there is enough evidence to show that they do.
  • 8% - Undecided.
The Glaze 3D? - 524 Votes
  • 44% - Unlikely to ever exist.
  • 37% - Will be obsolete by the time it is actually available.
  • 20% - Can't wait to get one!.
What does nV News need most? - 357 Votes
  • 26% - A new look.
  • 25% - More articles.
  • 24% - More news.
  • 24% - More competitions and giveaways.
Will a computer gaming experience ever be indistinguishable from real life? - 566 Votes
  • 40% - Computer games will probably by-pass reality altogether and evolve into something completely new and unique.
  • 35% - Yes, maybe not in our life time, but games will one day be as real as real itself.
  • 16% - Computer games may one day look as good as the movies but we will never see a true virtual reality experience.
  • 9% - No, computers will never be able to generate scenes as complex as real life.
How will things go on the Y2K roll-over? - 366 Votes
  • 46% - Maybe a few minor problems, nothing too serious.
  • 33% - No worries man.
  • 19% - AARRRG, we're all gonna die!!.
  • 3% - Probably some serious problems, lack of power, water etc.
Quake 3 or Unreal Tournament? - 510 Votes
  • 33% - Quake 3.
  • 31% - Unreal Tournament.
  • 30% - Both.
  • 6% - Neither.
The Playstation 2 - 566 Votes
  • 73% - Who cares? PCs are still the best.
  • 26% - It will make a nice compliment to my already fine PC gaming experience.
  • 2% - Ill sell my PC and buy one as soon as they are available.
How do you play Q3 Test? - 495 Votes
  • 28% - 1024x768x32
  • 21% - 800x600x32
  • 17% - 1024x768x16
  • 17% - 800x600x16
  • 9% - 640x480x16
  • 4% - 640x480x32
  • 3% - other/li>
  • 1% - 512x384x16
  • 0.2% - 512x384x32
What is the worst thing about today's computer games? - 661 Votes
  • 59% - Not enough polygons
  • 24% - Blurry low res textures
  • 9% - Lack of anti-aliasing
  • 8% - No bump mapping
What do you think of the name of NVIDIA's GeForce 256? - 1142 Votes
  • 35% - Would have kept the name NV10
  • 31% - I like it
  • 21% - Would have called it something completely different
  • 13% - Would have called it the TNT3
What is best in life? - 559 Votes
  • 35% - Sex
  • 29% - To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you and to hear the lamentation of their women (a quote from Conan The Barbarian)
  • 11% - Computer games
  • 06% - Art, music and self-expression
  • 05% - Sports and games
  • 05% - Prayer, worship and meditation
  • 04% - Mind altering drugs
  • 02% - TV and movies
  • 02% - Charity and the happiness of others
  • 01% - Literature and poetry
What will your next hardware upgrade be? - 640 Votes
  • 34% - Processor
  • 24% - Graphics card
  • 10% - Modem/Cable/DSL
  • 08% - Hard drive
  • 08% - RAM
  • 05% - Monitor
  • 05% - DVD
  • 04% - Sound card
  • 02% - Other
What will be the most important feature in the next generation of graphics cards? - 499 Votes
  • 50% - Hardware transform and lighting
  • 26% - Who cares as long as its fast
  • 14% - Environmental bump-mapping
  • 04% - T Buffering
  • 04% - Hardware support for Bessier curves
  • 02% - Support for stereo glasses
Have you ever damaged a RIVA card from overclocking? - 572 Votes
  • 62% - No
  • 25% - I have never overclocked a Riva card
  • 07% - No, my TNT is running just fine at 140/150 and...can you smell something burning?
  • 03% - Yes
  • 03% - Maybe
Which drivers do you use? - 709 Votes
  • 65% - NVIDIA's reference drivers (i.e. Detonator)
  • 21% - Manufacturer's drivers
  • 08% - I translate API routines into BIOS commands on little bits of tissue paper and type them in manually
  • 03% - I mix my own drivers
  • 01% - I used mixed drivers (i.e. DrivHigh)
  • 01% - I use drivers from another manufacturer (i.e. Hercules drivers on a Diamond Viper)
How will S3's buying of Diamond affect your next graphics card purchase? - 305 Votes
  • 33% - I will only consider Diamond if they continue to produced cards based on the TNT series of chipsets
  • 31% - I am less likely to buy Diamond cards because S3 have bought them
  • 13% - I will still consider Diamond in future graphics cards purchases regardless of what chipsets they use
  • 11% - I haven't decided yet
  • 11% - I never liked Diamond anyway and still won't buy their graphics cards
  • 01% - I am more likely to buy a Diamond graphics card now that S3 have bought them
Will you be getting a TNT2? - 261 Votes
  • 40% - I already have one
  • 39% - I'll wait for the TNT3
  • 13% - I plan on getting a TNT2
  • 06% - I'm interested in other chipsets: 
  • 02% - I own my own Silicon Graphics super computer
What DVD decoder/player do you use? - 145 Votes
  • 30% - Hardware decoder
  • 21% - Zoran DVD
  • 16% - Power DVD
  • 12% - Cinemaster DVD
  • 09% - Xing DVD
  • 06% - Win DVD
  • 06% - Other


Results can only be taken as being representive of nV News visitors only and not the public as a whole.

Last Updated on June 14, 2000

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