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3dfx, Matrox and Nvidia take on the KryoTech Cool Athlon 800 MHz

Test Configuration

Hardware Information
ProcessorAMD Athlon 800 MHz(cooled by KryoTech)
Memory128 MB Viking PC100 CAS2
NetworkNetgear FA310TX
Driver Information
AGP driverAMD AGP v4.45
BM driverAMD BM v1.11
Hercules TNT2 Ultra driverNVIDIA reference drivers 2.08 (Win 98)
Voodoo3 driverV1.02.13
G400MAX driverv5.13

Environment Settings
OS VersionWindows 98 SE 4.10.2222 A
Quake 2AMD 3DNow! v3.20command line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0 +set disconnect
Quake 3 Arenav1.08command line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0
Shogov2.14Advanced Settings = disable sound, disable music, disable movies, disable joysticks, enable optimized surfaces, enable triple buffering, enable single-pass multi-texturingHigh Detail Settings = enabled
ExpendableDemo VersionSetup = use Triple BufferingAudio = disable sound
Descent IIIretail versionSettings = -nosound -nomusic -nonetwork -timetest

Putting The Video Boards To The Test

I wanted to include several game titles in our suite of tests to provide an idea of performance under DX6, OpenGL and Glide as for the case of the Voodoo3 board.Our DX6 based testing includes Monolith's Shogo, Rage's Expendable, and Interplay's Descent III.As for the OpenGL and Glide testing the titles include Quake 2, Quake 3 Arena Test, and Descent III.Each of these titles was run and 640x480, 1024x768, and 1600x1200 resolution.I decided to skip describing the details of each of the video boards including the new Voodoo3 3500.We will be posting a comprehensive review describing each of the boards' respective features.