Benchmark Results - 3DMark 2000 - Transform And Lighting
So now we have a nice little 3rd party T&L benchmark (besides DMZG which we are still working some technical issues out with). This test has an amazing 150,000 triangles on the screen with 4 lights (1 directional and 3 point lights). The cards that do not have T&L in the video hardware are using "software T&L" which relies on the drivers and CPU heavily. This type of situation is why KNI or 3DNow! can be very useful.
Every card but the TNT2 Ultra took an even performance hit from the color depth increase.