No Trip Without The Driver: An Excursion Into The Software Behind Today's Hardware

Overall Analysis: Advanced Visualizer, Pentium III

If you only install the graphics driver, the Visualizer will work at < 20 fps. Adding the AGP driver boosts up this result by 60% to 33 fps! The IDE driver and DirectX8 do not have any impact on this benchmark.

Overall Analysis: Advanced Visualizer, Athlon

Wow! The Athlon system is three times faster in Advanced Visualizer after the AGP Miniport driver has been installed. The main reason is the high bandwidth of AMD CPUs at 133 MHz FSB with DDR: Without the right driver, the CPU is not able to show its potential. AMD's current CPUs are very popular for their high floating point performance, which is very useful for OpenGL software like this one.