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

Introduction

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@PLAY4.10.2278ATI Rage Pro
Asus V264GTE4.10.2278ATI Rage Pro
Asus V30004.10.01.0205NVidia RIVA 128
Canopus Pure3D1.30.043Dfx Voodoo
Canopus Total3D 128V4.10.01.0206-1.01.10NVidia RIVA 128
Diamond Fire GL 1000 Pro4.10.01.22483DLabs Permedia 2
Diamond Monster 3D4.10.01.00133Dfx Voodoo
Diamond Stealth II S2204.10.01.0101Rendition Verite 2100
Diamond Viper V3304.10.01.015NVidia RIVA 128
Elitegroup 3DVision4.10.01.0905SiS 6326
Elsa Victory Erazor4.10.01.0202-0003NVidia RIVA 128
Elsa Winner/Office 20004.10.01.0204-00043DLabs Permedia 2
Hercules Dynamite 3D/GL4.10.01.3103-02863DLabs Permedia 2
Hercules Stingray 128/3D4.10.01.20633Dfx Voodoo Rush / Alliance AT3D
Hercules Thriller 3D4.10.01.3465Rendition Verite 2200
Intergraph Intense 3D Voodoo4.10.01.20633Dfx Voodoo Rush / Alliance AT3D
Quantum3D Obsidian 100SB 4440/44004.10.01.0036-01643Dfx Voodoo
Videologic Apocalypse 3Dx4.10.01.0012-4.1.0.12NEC 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.

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