Graphic Chips Review April 98

3D Performance

When I am talking of 3D performance right now I mean 3D gaming performance. Most of you certainly know why I don't believe in 3D Winbench anymore, so that I am using four different current 3D games for my 3D performance evaluation instead. Acclaim's Forsaken, Rage's Incoming, Acclaim's Turok and Id's Quake II were run with each card at two different resolutions with two different CPUs to get the idea of what the 3D performance of each chip is like. Unfortunately there wasn't an OpenGL driver for the G200 ready for testing yet, so that we'll have to wait on the G200's Quake II evaluation until Matrox sends one over to me. Please remember that the G200 is still beta, so the results can and most likely will still improve.

Forsakenmark Results

  • JeanLuc
    I love reading these old articles especially by Mr Toms Hardware himself Thomas Pabst.

    Look at the comments made in the conclusion, both Nvidia and ATI are getting owned by 3DFX and even more owned by 3DFX's SLI technology. How times have changed, no more 3DFX, ATI actually produce decent video cards and games running at 1680x1050 rather then a 800x600.