3D Accelerator Review Step One - 3D Performance, the Real Deal

PCPlayer D3D Benchmark - Pentium II 300 MHz

I don't want to say that this is an exactly highly sophisticated benchmark, but it shows quite nicely the basic Direct3D performance. I am running this test with stars (only 2D) and anti-aliasing off, the latter switched off because the Rendition Verite 2x00 chips are the only ones that can do anti-aliasing and it would give cards with this chip a performance disadvantage in this benchmark.

You can see that it takes a double pack Voodoo in SLI technique, as offered in the Quantum3D Obsidian 100SB, to outperform NVidia's RIVA in Direct3D, the Thriller 3D from Hercules and the overclocked Stealth II S220 from Diamond are even faster than the ATI Rage Pro cards, which at least don't have any problems in this benchmark. Hercules' Dynamite 3D/GL is a lot faster than the other Permedia 2 cards, I wonder if this is because it can't run Turok and has therefore not all the required D3D functions included in its driver, which makes it less complex and therefore faster.

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