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Review AGP Graphic Cards

Specs And Features

Matrox Millennium & Diamond Monster 3DAsus 3DexPlorer 3000ATI Xpert@Play / Xpert@WorkDiamond Fire GL 1000 ProDiamond Viper V330NVidia RIVA 128 Reference BoardNumber Nine Revolution 3D
Graphic ChipMatrox MGA 2064W, 3Dfx VoodooNVidia RIVA 128ATI Rage Pro3D Labs Permedia 2NVidia RIVA 128NVidia RIVA 128Number Nine Ticket To Ride
Installed RAM4 MB WRAM, 4 MB EDO RAM4 MB SGRAM4/6/8 MB SGRAM8 MB SGRAM4 MB SGRAM4 MB SGRAM8 MB WRAM
Max. RAM supported by chip8 MB, 16 MB4 MB8 MB16 MB (?)4 MB4 MB16 MB
RAMDAC Clock230 MHz, external230 MHz, internal230 MHz, internal230 MHz, internal230 MHz, internal230 MHz, internal230 MHz, external
Highest Refresh Rate 1024x768 [Hz]120120150120120120142
Highest Refresh Rate 1152x864 [Hz]120100120120100100126
Highest Refresh Rate 1280x1024 [Hz]100100100100100100107
Highest Refresh Rate 1600x1200 [Hz]85758585757585
Special FeaturesSVideo out (Xpert@Play only)VR Glasses outputSVideo in/out, AC3/PCMSVideo in/out
Highest 3D Resolution (16 bit color and Z-buffer depth)640x480 (3Dfx)960x7201600x12001280x1024960x720960x7201280x1024
Supported 3D Features (3D Winbench)
Fog Vertexyes (3Dfx)yesyesyesyesyesyes
Fog Tableyes (3Dfx)nononononono
Specular Highlightsyes (3Dfx)yesyesyesyesyesyes
Color Key Transparencyyes (3Dfx)yesyesyesyesyesyes
Alpha Transparencyyes (3Dfx)yesyesyesyesyesyes
Linear Filteringyes (3Dfx)yesyesyesyesyesyes
Linear Mipmappingyes (3Dfx)yes, not too badyes, quite goodyes, not perfectyes, not too badyes, not too badyes, poor implementation
Ditheringyes (3Dfx)yesyesyes, not perfectyesyesyes, not perfect
Perspective Correctionyes (3Dfx)yesyesyesyesyesyes
Fog Vertex and Color Keyyes (3Dfx)yesyesyesyesyesyes
Fog Vertex and Alpha Transparencyyes (3Dfx)yesyesyesyesyesyes

2D Windows 95, 16 Bit Color Depth

In the typical Business Winstone 97 the Revolution 3D is the clear leader. The other two cards are just as fast as the Millennium as well though.

The HighEnd Winstone results are all pretty close to each other with a small lead of the good old Millennium.