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

The most comprehensive 3D card performance evaluation 22 cards tested with four benchmarks and four different CPUs.

Drivers And Cards

This is the list of drivers and graphic chips that were used for benchmarking

ATI XPERT@PLAY 4.10.2278 ATI Rage Pro
Asus V264GTE 4.10.2278 ATI Rage Pro
Asus V3000 NVidia RIVA 128
Canopus Pure3D 1.30.04 3Dfx Voodoo
Canopus Total3D 128V NVidia RIVA 128
Diamond Fire GL 1000 Pro 3DLabs Permedia 2
Diamond Monster 3D 3Dfx Voodoo
Diamond Stealth II S220 Rendition Verite 2100
Diamond Viper V330 NVidia RIVA 128
Elitegroup 3DVision SiS 6326
Elsa Victory Erazor NVidia RIVA 128
Elsa Winner/Office 2000 3DLabs Permedia 2
Hercules Dynamite 3D/GL 3DLabs Permedia 2
Hercules Stingray 128/3D 3Dfx Voodoo Rush / Alliance AT3D
Hercules Thriller 3D Rendition Verite 2200
Intergraph Intense 3D Voodoo 3Dfx Voodoo Rush / Alliance AT3D
Quantum3D Obsidian 100SB 4440/4400 3Dfx Voodoo
Videologic Apocalypse 3Dx NEC PowerVR

The Videologic Apocalypse was tested together with a Matrox Millennium. Voodoo and Voodoo Rush cards were tested at a refresh rate of 60 Hz at 640x480, all other cards were tested at 120 Hz refresh rate at 640x480.

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  • LOL I can't believe I'm reading an article from 1998.