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KryoTech's Cool Athlon 900 MHz

Windows 98 - 3D Gaming Performance

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Pentium III 50055.9Athlon 50069.0
Pentium III 55059.8Athlon 55069.6
Pentium III 60063.3Athlon 60070.0
Pentium III 65065.8Athlon 65070.1
Pentium III 533B57.0Athlon 70070.2
Pentium III 600B64.5Athlon 75070.2
KryoTech Cool Athlon 80070.2
KryoTech Cool Athlon 90070.2

The results scored with Athlon are more interesting from a GeForce-evaluation perspective than from a processor-performance stand point. You can see what several people feared, GeForce's T&L-unit is max'ed out. A card without integrated T&L but the same fill rate as GeForce would most likely score higher and of course you would see scores scaling with the processor performance. At the same time we can see that Pentium III does not reach the limit of GeForce's T&L, thus it's still scaling. This should give you a very good idea about Athlon's real 3D-performance. It's evidently way ahead of Pentium III and Pentium IIIB.

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Pentium III 50085.1Athlon 50094.3
Pentium III 55091.7Athlon 55099.8
Pentium III 60096.7Athlon 600105.5
Pentium III 650102.4Athlon 650109.4
Pentium III 533B88.4Athlon 700113.7
Pentium III 600B96.1Athlon 750116.9
KryoTech Cool Athlon 800120.7
KryoTech Cool Athlon 900125.4

Q3 Arena enjoys the 900 MHz speed the KryoTech unit has to offer giving us the highest score of 125.4 FPS. Also, the slower 300 MHz L2 of the Athlon 900 MHz doesn't affect the CPU scaling much at all. Looking at those results and comparing them to the DMZG-scores makes one almost happy that Q3Test does not use GeForce's T&L-engine. However, we shouldn't forget that Q3Test uses a lot less polygons than DMZG.