Tom's Take On NVIDIA's New GeForce2 GTS

3D Card Benchmarks - SPECviewperf 6.1.1

Lately it has become a bad habit of me to run viewperf on virtually anything, because it simply is an excellent benchmark for many things. Let's see how GeForce2 GTS scores in professional OpenGL, the domain of Quadro.

GeForce2 GTS definitely needs more driver work. The results you can see above are rather sad, and I think that those results are the reason why NVIDIA would not equip any of the reviewers with Windows NT or Windows 2000 drivers for GeForce2. Obviously you would run SPECviewperf under those two operating systems and then GeForce2 GTS could have received bad press. Well, I am sure that eventually GeForce2 will score better than that in viewperf as well. NVIDIA won't feel pushed, since their high-end OpenGL solution is Quadro, based on a GeForce chip.