Direct3D-Performance: 3DMark2000 Game1
We will leave the OpenGL world now, and take a look at the second most important game API: Direct3D from DirectX 7. In Game1 we must concede the first place to the Asus AGP-V7700 as the best graphics card. Only by using the overclocked factory settings, the 3D Prophet II GTS is able to recapture the pole position.
Let's now push up the complexity. At 32 bit color depth, 32 bit textures, 24 bit z-buffer and triple buffering, these 32 MB cards cannot display a resolution of 1600x1200 anymore. They already almost run out of steam at 1024x768. At least the Hercules card makes it to the front.