Benchmark Results - Descent 3 DirectX
Impressive, the MAXX nearly catches the GeForce boards even at the low resolution where it should have one its biggest problem areas due newly released drivers. You'll also note that the TNT2 Ultra has the highest score. This is very possible for two reasons. One, the TNT2 driver has been optimized heavily since its been out longer and two, we have a percent or two in margin of error in these particular tests (low resolution).
Stepping the resolution up a notch, the MAXX still keeps a close pace behind the SDR GeForce board. I'm still a bit surprised that the MAXX didn't actually catch or pass it.
Now we're in Descent 3's highest DirectX setting and the MAXX still does fairly well. The thing to note here, however, is that the MAXX does not outperform the SDR GeForce. We're watching the GeForce competition closely because the SDR board is cheaper and the DDR board about the same price.