Benchmark Results - 3DMark 2000 Game 1 32-bit Color
Just when it looked like the V6800 had the superior DX driver, the Annihilator starts putting some ground between the two. Use of the reference driver would probably be the best for performance all around.
One of the highest settings in our 3DMark testing brings all our scores to less than an acceptable 30 FPS. Both GeForce boards do manage to tie up top.
Unfortunately neither GeForce card was able to run in this mode. Although the G400 MAX didn't provide at least 30 FPS, at least it was able to complete the benchmark in this mode.
After looking back at the results, I still feel that the GeForce DDR based boards are king of the hill when it comes to performance. The performance difference between the two GeForce boards themselves is pretty negligible as both tied for the lead several times and they each took a brief lead at some points. After seeing both cards provide different results in the same test by merely switching APIs, I feel that the software driver is what is providing the performance differences between the two. If we had used the reference driver, I doubt there would be much variance in their scores.