穨 AG315 Series VGA Card User`s Guide V1.1
VGA User’s Manual
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AG315 Series, V1.1A
S315V/November 2001
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction ...............................................................1
Key Features.............................................................. 1
Chapter 2 Hardware Installation .................................................3
Package Contents.......................................................3
Installing The Card.....................................................3
Card Layout...............................................................4
Chapter 3 Software Installation...................................................7
Driver Installatin Procedures.......................................7
VGA Utility........................................…………………………...9
SiS 3DVR Installation Procedures.............................11
Appendix Bundled Software(optional) ...................................... 15
WinDVD
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Chapter 1:Introduction
Chapter 1
Introduction
AG315 VGA Card integrates a SiS315 4X/2X AGP controller
with full side-band and pipeline support, a 256-bit 3D/2D graphics
engine and a motion compensation MPEG I/MPEG II accelerator.
It offers a complete 64/128-bit SDR memory data bus. It can
achieve ultra high 2D performance with the maximum memory
bandwidth up to 5.3 GB/s. An optimized 3D pipeline architecture
is implemented for eliminating the overhead resulted from texture
read, Z-buffer read/write and destination read latencies and Z
buffer and alpha blending functions are all enabled. AG315 also
includes a video accelerator and a high performance DVD motion
compensation logic to provide very smooth DVD playback.
AG315 is accompanied with built-in SiS301 chip that integrates a
NTSC/PAL video encoder with Macro Vision Ver. 7.1.L1 option
for TV display(AG315T only).
Key Features
♦ AGP Interface
--Supports AGP 2.0 compliant configuration setting
--Supports AGP 4X 266 MHz with 16 stages pipeline full
side-band/pipe function
♦ High Performance & High Quality 3D Accelerator
--Built-in 32-bit floating point format VLIW geometry
transform/lighting engine
--Built-in hardware stereo auto rendering engine
--Supports AGP 4X 266 MHz for texture fetch
--Up to 143/166 MHz 3D engine clock speed
--Supports flat, gouraud shading, dithering, fogging, alpha
blending, specular light, sort dependent edge anti-aliasing,
full scene anti-aliasing,…etc.
--Internal full 32 bits ARGB format ultra pipelined
architecture for ultra high performance and high rendering
quality
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♦ High Performance 2D Accelerator
--Built-in hardware command queue
--Built-in Direct Draw Accelerator, and GDI 2000
Accelerator
--Built-in an 1T pipelined 128-bit BITBLT graphics engine
--Built-in 64x64x2 bit-mapped mono hardware cursor, and
64x64x16 bit-mapped blended color hardware cursor
--Supports AGP 266 MHz data read for all 2D engine
functions
♦ MPEG-2/1 Video Decoder
--MPEG-2 ISO/IEC 13818-2 MP @ ML and MPEG-1
ISO/IEC 11172-2 standards compliant
--Built-in motion compensation logic
♦ Video Accelerator
--Supports YUV-to-RGB color space conversion
--Supports graphics and video overlay function
--Supports tearing free double buffer flipping
--Supports RGB555, RGB565, YUV422, and YUV420
video capture/playback format
♦ Supports standard composite Video/S-Video TV-Out
(AG315T only)
♦ On board 32/64MB SDRAM Memory
--Supports up to 375MHz pixel clock
--Resolution supports as:
640x480
16/256/64K/16M colors 120 Hz NI
800x600
16/256/64K/16M colors 120 Hz NI
1024x768
256/64K/16M colors 120 Hz NI
1280x1024
256/64K/16M colors 100 Hz NI
1600x1200
256/64K/16M colors 100 Hz NI
1920x1440
256/64K/16M colors 85 Hz NI
2048x1536
256/64K colors 75 Hz NI
♦ Software support:Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP,
DX8 compatible
♦ Bundle (optional): WinDVD player
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Chapter 2:Hardware Installation
Chapter 2
Hardware Installation
To install this VGA AG315 card, please follow the instructions.
Package Contents
♦ This VGA Card series includes four different models:
AG315T, AG315P, AG315E and AG315S. Please check with
your vendor to make sure you have bought the product you
really want.
♦ All necessary software discs.
♦ This manual
Installing the Card
1. Unplug the computer and remove the cover.
2. Insert the graphics accelerator card.
2-1. Locate the empty AGP socket.
2-2. Grasp the AG315 accelerator card by edges.
2-3. Align it with the empty AGP socket on the mainboard
and gently insert it into place. Make sure the card is
evenly and completely pressed into the socket.
3. Reconnect all cables and replace the cover.
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Card Layout
AG315T
3DVR
Connector
TV-Out
S-Video
VGA
AG315P
3DVR
Connector
VGA
J2: Jumper setting
J2
Open
Short
Pin 1 ~ Pin 2
NTSC TV
PAL TV
Pin 3 ~ Pin 4
AGP 2X mode
AGP 4X mode
Note : Jumper setting of NTSC/PAL TV selector
is for AG315T only.
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AG315E
VGA
AG315S
3DVR
Connector
VGA
J2: Jumper setting
J2
Pin 3 ~ Pin 4
Open
AGP 2X mode
Short
AGP 4X mode
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Chapter 3:Software Installation
Chapter 3
Software Installation
Driver Installation Procedures
Auto-installing under Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
The support software CD-ROM disc loads automatically under
Windows 98/ME/2000/XP. When you insert the CD-ROM disc in
the system CD-ROM drive, the Autorun feature will automatically
bring up the installation screen. The screen has three buttons on it,
Setup, Browse CD and Exit. See the following screen illustration.
When you click on the Setup button the software installation
program will run and you can select what kind of installation you
want to do, as explained later in this section.
The Browse CD button is the standard Windows command that
allows you to examine the contents of the disc using the Windows
98 file browsing interface.
The Exit button closes the Auto Setup window. To run the
program again, reinsert the CD-ROM disc in the drive or click on
AutoRun in the context sensitive menu for the CD-ROM drive
98/ME/2000/XP icon in a file browser window.
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Windows 98/ME/ 2000/XP Installation
Users can install the driver through a serial of dialog boxes.
1. Insert the disc into your CD-ROM drive. Use My Computer or
Windows Explorer to look at the directory structure as :
\VGA\SiS315. Select your Windows directory as :\Win9x for
Windows 98/ME/2000. Run “Setup.exe”.
2. A message box of “Setup.exe” will appear.
3. Click on the “Next” button to go to the next step. A “Setup
Type” box will pop out and select “typical type” out of three
types of “typical, compact and custom”.
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4. Clicking on the “Next” button to go to “Select Program
Folder” box. User can store SiS315 utilities in a desired folder
or an existed one.
5. A “Start Copying Files” box will appear for user’s final
confirmation of setup type, target directory, program folder
and source directory, etc..
6. After the installation is finished, a “Setup Complete” box will
pop out. The driver will take effect only after the system
restarts.
VGA Utility
1.To access SiS315 Windows utilities, user needs to enter
“Display Properties” through “Control Panel”, or clicking the
right button of mouse.
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2. There are five tabs: “Display Modes”, “Gamma Correction”,
“Video Setting”, “Information”, and “3D settings”.
2-1.Gamma Correction
TINT--Moving up will approach color blue and moving
down will approach color red. The default
position is "Uncalibrated".
Gamma Correction -- Range 0.2 ~ 5.0;
Dimly Lit Environment 2.35 ~ 2.55;
Brightly Lit Environment 1.1 ~ 1.2
Brightness-- Default Index 0; Maximum 125; Minimum-128
2-2 Video Setting
Setup Range
Default Value
Hue
-45 ~ 45
0
Saturation
0~20000
10000
Contrast
0~20000
10000
Brightness
0~10000
5000
3. Driver Mode Setting:
Single -Only one monitor exists in system
Mirror -The secondary device will display absolutely
the same as the primary one did.
Multi-monitor--More than one monitor exist in system and
share the same desktop.
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SiS 3DVR Function Installation Procedures
1. If you buy ECS SiS315 cards, ECS will offer you a utility
“3DVR utility”. Please install it by running “setup.exe”.
2.After installation, you could find this tool when clicking “start”
menu. Execute the program and you will see the following
utility interface, please click “Enable Stereo” radio button and
select the Glasses type you have.
3.Click the “Advance” option to enter the “stereo advance setting”
and enable the stereo refresh rate setting. Decide which display
mode you want (suggestion: 800×600×16) and please set the
associated refresh rate at 120MHz.
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After the 3 processes above, the 3DVR function is sure to be
initialized; you could use your favorite game to enjoy the real
virtual reality effect or use the SiS additional demo in the driver
utility. Just click the “Full Screen” button to execute it.
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4.You could also adjust the scale and offset to enhance the effect of
3DVR by using OSD function in the SiS tray,please move cursor
to Application to enable the OSD.
5.Please press “S” to initial the OSD interface (you can define the
key function yourself by running HotKeys option).
You can make this adjustment: the larger Scale value, the wider
frame extension is; the larger Offset value, the deeper prospect is.
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APPENDIX
Bundled Software
Introduction
InterVideo Inc.'s WinDVD is a simple-to-use DVD player
combining all the features in a standard consumer DVD player,
such as full VCD 2.0 support, full precision video decode, a choice
of user interfaces, and video display options.
System Requirements
♦ Intel Celeron 350MHz above, or AMD K6-2 450MHz above, or
Duron CPUs
♦2nd Generation or Newer DVD-ROM Drive.
♦AGP Graphics Card (PCI may perform up to 30% slower)
with Hardware Overlay Support
♦32MB System Memory,20MB Available Hard Drive
Space(mini.).
♦Microsoft DirectX Media 6 or Greater.
♦Audio Sub-system, which supports up to 48Khz stereo
playback (PCI desirable).
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Installing WinDVD
1. Insert the CD in the CD-ROM drive.
2. Go either one of these two ways :
2-1 Go to “My Computer”, and click “Upgrade_Kit” icon>
An Auto Setup screen will appear.> Click “Browse CD” icon
>Utility folder> WinDVD folder>Setup icon
2-2 Click “START” button> activate “RUN”> A dialog box will
show you, E:\Utility\WinDVDE\Setup.exe. > Click “OK”
button.> A Welcome screen will appear.
3. Click “Next” button and type in necessary information step by
step, until finish all procedures.
4. After system reboots, insert your DVD and enjoy.
Using WinDVD
♦Viewing a DVD Title
Insert the disc into the DVD drive for WinDVD automatically
playing. To launch WinDVD manually:
1. Select Start > Program Files > InterVideo WinDVD
2. Make your selections from the menu within the WinDVD
window, or click (the Play icon) on the control panel.
♦ Creating a Playlist
1. With the disk in the drive, click
(the Playlist icon)
2. The Playlist window opens. Select File from the lower left
set of options (File or Disc). Move to the drive and
directory in which the files are stored. Select the first file to
be played.
3. Click Add. Repeat this procedure with as many files as you
want.
4. Click Save to save your playlist for future use. Click Close
to close the window. When you click Play, the playlist
automatically plays the files in the order specified.
♦ Loading a Previously Saved Playlist
1. With the disk in the drive, click the Playlist icon.
2. The Playlist window opens. Click Load Playlist.
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3. Click Close to close the window. When you click Play, the
playlist automatically plays the files in the order specified.
♦ Changing Your Settings
To change any properties and features of your WinDVD:
1. Launch WinDVD and view the main control panel.
2. Click
(the Properties icon). The Properties window
appears.
3. Tab to the desired properties to be changed.
4. Select the properties you want.
5. Click OK again to accept your changes.
♦ Setting Parental Control
To set movie rating limits on your WinDVD:
1. Launch WinDVD and view the main control panel.
2. Click (the Properties icon). The Properties window
appears.
3. Tab to the desired properties to be changed. Select
Parental Control Properties.
4. Select the desired age-appropriate level. This will be the
highest level allowed
5. Enter the password If you have set one, and then click
OK. You can change your password at any time.
6. Click OK again to accept your changes. The parental
control feature will now use the new settings.
♦ Ejecting a Disk
To eject a disk from the player, click
(the Eject button)
from the video viewing window or the toolbar.
♦ Hiding and Viewing the Player
Choose to only see the Video Viewing window. To hide the
Player:
1. Open the Properties page.
2. Tab to General. Disable(remove the checkmark) View
Player.
3. The player is now hidden. Enable the option again to view
the player.
♦ Enabling the Toolbar and Status Bar
You can choose to include a toolbar and a status bar when
using the Video Viewing window.
1. Open the Properties page.
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2. Tab to General. Enable View Toolbar to see the
toolbar in the video viewing window, and View
Statusbar to see the status bar on the window.
3. Remove the toolbar or status bar from the videoviewing window by disabling the selected feature.
♦ Viewing a DVD Movie or Video CD
Insert the Title into the DVD Drive. WinDVD reads the
format of the disk and starts automatically.
♦ Playing a DVD Interactive Title
Interactive DVD or MPEG2 video don’t require special
action from the user. Just install the application and
it should properly call the WinDVD drivers to playback the
DVD orMPEG2 video files embedded in the application.
♦ Zooming In
1. Position the mouse cursor over the top left -hand corner
of the desired zoom region.
2. While holding the mouse button down, drag the cursor to
the opposite end of the zoom region. This creates a
dotted line rectangle, the outline of the desired zoom
region.
3. Release the mouse button. WinDVD automatically fills
the window with this zoom region.
♦ Capturing a Still Image
1. Press the "P" key at any time to capture a
BMP file of a moving or static image.
2. Capture does not work on zoomed regions and on some
hardware motion compensation graphics chips.
3. If you are having a problem, try disabling hardware
motion compensation and capturing again.
4. Captured bitmaps are stored in the Capture
subdirectory of the WinDVD directory on your hard
drive.
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♦ Vocal options
Insert a karaoke or other vocal disc into the DVD
drive, WinDVD automatically reads and correctly decodes
the type of disc. The audio output is determined by the
Vocal Options properties you have selected.
♦ Changing the Parental Control Password
To create a new password:
1. From the Parental Control window, click Change
Password.
2. Type your desired password directly into the New
Password text area.
3. Type the same password again in the Confirm New
Password text area.
To change your password:
1. From the Parental Control window, click Change
Password.
2. Type your current password in the Old Password text
area.
3. Type your desired password directly into the New
Password text area.
4. Type the same password again in the Confirm New
Password text area
♦ Closing WinDVD
To close WinDVD:
1. Stop any DVD disc in the DVD drive.
2. Click the Close icon.
Region Codes
Motion picture studios want to control the movies’ home release in
different countries because theater releases are not simultaneous.
They have required for the DVD standards including codes that
prevent certain discs’ playback in certain geographical regions.
Each player is sold with a given code in every respective region.
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The player won’t play any prohibited discs in that region. This
means that discs bought in one country may not play on players
bought in another country. Regional codes are entirely optional for
the maker of a disc. Discs without codes will play on any player in
any country. Most DVD-ROM drives let you change the region
code a few times, usually between 0 and 5. Once a drive has
reached the limit it can't be changed again unless the vendor or
manufacturer resets the drive.
There are 6 regions.
1. Canada, U.S., U.S. Territories
2. Japan, Europe, South Africa, Middle East (including Egypt)
3. Southeast Asia, East Asia (including Hong Kong)
4. Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America,
Mexico, South America, Caribbean
5. Former Soviet Union, Indian Subcontinent, Africa (also North
Korea, Mongolia)
6. China
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