NVIDIA's New NT-Drivers for Athlon on KX133

No Improvement For AMD's 750 'Irongate'-chipset

Next I ran those drivers on a AMD750-platform, just to see if the other Athlon-chipset is also benefiting from NVIDIA's new driver.

The chart shows that with the new drivers, KX133 is scoring under NT just as high as or even higher than under Windows98. Irongate's NT-results however are still lower than the Windows98-scores.

Unfortunately there's no change here whatsoever, which I consider as rather disappointing. As you can see in the results, Athlon is still scoring higher SPECviewperf-scores under Windows98 than under NT, which is a very strange occurrence. Usually a system scores higher SPECviewperf-results under NT than under Win98 and the opposite finding only proves that the drivers are not fully enabling GeForce's features under NT when using AMD's 750 platform. It is weekend right now, but I will try to get back to NVIDIA to receive an explanation for Athlon's bad OpenGL-performance under NT when running on 'Irongate'.

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