British Understatement: 3Dlabs' Wildcat VP Put To The Performance Test

Ingredients: The Test Configuration

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WorkstationDell Precision 340
ProcessorIntel Pentium 4 2.53 GHz
Front Side Bus133 MHz Quad Pumped
MotherboardDell Precision 340 Motherboard
ChipsetIntel 850E / Tehama (Dual Channel)
MemoryPC800 RDRAM 40ns Samsung
Hard DriveMaxtor 4D040H2 (5400rpm) für OSFujitsu MAN3184MC/MP (18.4 GB 10,025rpm) for Benchmark-Applications
SCSI-ControllerAdaptec AIC-7892 Ultra160/m PCI SCSI card
NetworkIntegrated 3Com 10/100mbps 3C905C
Drivers and Software
3Dlabs Wildcat VP Cardsv0392 for Standard-Apps, v0402 for 3ds max
ATI FireGL 8800/8700v3036
PNY NVIDIA Quadro4 & QuadroDCC seriesv2980, Maxtreme v6.02 (3ds max)
Desktop Resolution1280x1024x32, Vsync=off für alle OpenGL-Tests
OSWindows 2000 Professional SP2
Viewperf (synthetisch)512 MB SPECopc Viewperf 7.0
Solidworks (Application)512 MB SPECapc Solidworks 2001Plus benchmark
3D Studio Max (Application)1024 MB SPECapc 3DSMAX 4.2 Benchmark
Solidedge (Application)1024 MB SPECapc Solidedge V11 benchmark

Because the application benchmarks 3D Studio Max and Solidedge gobble up resources, we tested them with 1024 MB main memory. The synthetic benchmark Viewperf 7.0 and the application benchmark Solidworks, on the other hand, were run with 512 MB system memory.

Uwe Scheffel