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The System Setup

The New Athlon Processor: AMD Is Finally Overtaking Intel
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Athlon in AMD's own 'Fester'-motherboard.

This was the hardware configuration of the test platforms:

Platform AMD Intel
Motherboard AMD Fester B3
BIOS AFTB00-06 8/2/99
Abit BX6 2.0
BIOS date 7/13/99
Memory 128 MB
Viking PC100 CAS2
128 MB
Viking PC100 CAS2
Graphic Diamond Viper V770Ultra Diamond Viper V770Ultra
Hard Disk Western Digital WDAC4180000 EIDE
DMA mode enabled
Western Digital WDAC4180000 EIDE
DMA mode enabled
Network Netgear FA310TX Netgear FA310TX

And here's the software configuration:

Software/Driver AMD Intel
AGP driver v4.45 AGP miniport
dated 5/11/1998
BM driver v1.11 IDE driver
dated 5/11/1998
Graphic driver NVIDIA reference drivers 2.08
(Win 98/NT)
VSYNC disabled
NVIDIA reference drivers 2.08
(Win 98/NT)
VSYNC disabled
Windows98 Windows 98SE 4.10.2222 Windows 98SE 4.10.2222
WindowsNT Windows NT SP4 Windows NT SP4
Desktop Resolution 1024x768,
16 bit color
1024x768,
16 bit color
Refresh Rate 100 Hz 100 Hz
Quake2 Version 3.20 3.20
Quake3-Test Version 1.08 1.08
Shogo Version 2.1.4 2.1.4
Halflife Version 1.0.0.9 1.0.0.9

Here's another close up view of AMD's Fester-motherboard for Athlon in the Californian sun:

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