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The REAL Thing - GLQuake and Quake II (GL) Performance of 3D Accelerators

The Benchmark Results

As good ’old’ habit I ran all the cards in my reference Slot One AGP board MSI MS-6111 with a Pentium II 300 CPU and also in my new reference Socket 7 AGP board FIC PA-2012 with a K6 233. The two 3Dfx Voodoo cards were both clocked to 60 MHz, which is just fine in case of the Canopus Pure3D with its 35 ns EDO RAM but beyond good or bad for the Diamond Monster 3D unless you cool it. I did this only for comparing the drivers of these two cards to each other, the Monster shouldn’t run higher than 57 MHz and hence in real world it’s slower than shown here.

Voodoo Settings

  • SET SST_SCREENREFRESH=60
  • SET SST_GRXCLK=60
  • SET FX_GLIDE_SWAPINTERVAL=0
  • SET FX_GLIDE_NO_SPLASH=1
  • SET SST_FASTMEM=1
  • SET SST_FASTPCIRD=1
  • SET SST_SWAP_EN_WAIT_ON_VSYNC=0
  • SET SST_VIDEO_24BPP=1

Quake Setup

  • no autoexec.cfg
  • no command line parameters
  • network card present in system, protocolls IPX/SPX, TCP/IP, NetBUI
  • resolution 640x480
  • maximum screen size

Quake II Setup

  • no autoexec.cfg
  • no command line parameters
  • network card present in system, protocolls IPX/SPX, TCP/IP, NetBUI
  • resolution 640x480
  • 8-bit textures enabled
  • default screen size with player info on bottom of screen
Card Drivers
Asus 3DexPlorer 30004.10.01.0221
Canopus Pure3D4.10.01.0013-1.20.02
Canopus Total3D 128V4.10.01.0221
Diamond Fire GL 1000 Pro4.10.01.2102-0240-05
Diamond Monster 3Dver. 1.09
Diamond Stealth II S2204.10.01.0101
Diamond Viper V3304.10.01.0221
Hercules Dynamite 3D/GL4.10.01.2103-221 WHQL (ver. 0.88.220)
Hercules Stingray 128/3Dver. 1.17 (ver. 1.18 doesn’t boot)
Intergraph Intense 3D Voodoo4.10.00 Build (2063)
NVidia RIVA 128 reference board4.10.01.0221
Videologic Apocalypse 3Dxver. 4.0.2
  • ElMoIsEviL
    Wow. I own every single card in this review (holding my Matrox M3D as I write this).
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