The REAL Thing - GLQuake and Quake II (GL) Performance of 3D Accelerators

The Benchmark Results

As good 'old' habit I ran all the cards in my reference Slot One AGP board MSI MS-6111 with a Pentium II 300 CPU and also in my new reference Socket 7 AGP board FIC PA-2012 with a K6 233. The two 3Dfx Voodoo cards were both clocked to 60 MHz, which is just fine in case of the Canopus Pure3D with its 35 ns EDO RAM but beyond good or bad for the Diamond Monster 3D unless you cool it. I did this only for comparing the drivers of these two cards to each other, the Monster shouldn't run higher than 57 MHz and hence in real world it's slower than shown here.

Voodoo Settings
  • SET SST_SCREENREFRESH=60
  • SET SST_GRXCLK=60
  • SET FX_GLIDE_SWAPINTERVAL=0
  • SET FX_GLIDE_NO_SPLASH=1
  • SET SST_FASTMEM=1
  • SET SST_FASTPCIRD=1
  • SET SST_SWAP_EN_WAIT_ON_VSYNC=0
  • SET SST_VIDEO_24BPP=1
Quake Setup
  • no autoexec.cfg
  • no command line parameters
  • network card present in system, protocolls IPX/SPX, TCP/IP, NetBUI
  • resolution 640x480
  • maximum screen size
Quake II Setup
  • no autoexec.cfg
  • no command line parameters
  • network card present in system, protocolls IPX/SPX, TCP/IP, NetBUI
  • resolution 640x480
  • 8-bit textures enabled
  • default screen size with player info on bottom of screen
Card Drivers
Asus 3DexPlorer 3000 4.10.01.0221
Canopus Pure3D 4.10.01.0013-1.20.02
Canopus Total3D 128V 4.10.01.0221
Diamond Fire GL 1000 Pro 4.10.01.2102-0240-05
Diamond Monster 3D ver. 1.09
Diamond Stealth II S220 4.10.01.0101
Diamond Viper V330 4.10.01.0221
Hercules Dynamite 3D/GL 4.10.01.2103-221 WHQL (ver. 0.88.220)
Hercules Stingray 128/3D ver. 1.17 (ver. 1.18 doesn't boot)
Intergraph Intense 3D Voodoo 4.10.00 Build (2063)
NVidia RIVA 128 reference board 4.10.01.0221
Videologic Apocalypse 3Dx ver. 4.0.2
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  • ElMoIsEviL
    Wow. I own every single card in this review (holding my Matrox M3D as I write this).
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  • Anonymous
    where to get hexen 2 continent of blackmarsh?
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