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Battle of the Titans 2: Creative Labs's Annihilator 2 vs. Absolute Multimedia's Outrageous GeForce2 GTS

Drivers - Others

Here are the links to the other competing boards' drivers.

  • AOpen PA256 Pro
  • Asus AGP-V7700 Pure
  • ELSA Gladiac
  • Gainward CARDExpert GF2 GTS
  • Guillemot 3D Prophet II GTS
  • Leadtek WFGF2

Benchmark Setup

I decided to use the latest driver available for each of our GF2 boards that happened to be based on NVIDIA's 5.32 drivers and supposedly have improved FSAA performance.

Due to popular demand I also added results for NVIDIA TNT Ultra and 3dfx VD3 3000 boards. It seems many people want to see how much better a GeForce2 based board would be over their aging 3D board.

Platform Information
CPUIntel Pentium III 1 GHz, 133 MHz FSB
MotherboardAsus CUSL2 with Intel i815e Chipset
Memory128 MB Crucial PC133 CAS2 SDRAM
NetworkNetgear FA310TX
Driver Information
All NVIDIA based boards4.12.01.0532 based drivers for each card
3dfx VD3 30001.04.07 BETA
Environment Settings
OS VersionWindows 98 SE 4.10.2222 AScreen Resolution 1024x768x16x85
DirectX Version7.0
3DMark 2000V1.1
Quake 3 ArenaRetail Versioncommand line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0Graphics detail set to 'Normal', 640x480x16Benchmark using 'Q3DEMO1'FSAA done at 2X SuperSampling
ExpendableDownloadable Demo Versioncommand line = -timedemoFSAA done at 2X SuperSampling

Benchmark Expectations

I don't expect our two GF2 boards to vary much in performance as they're both using the same driver base. There also should be no competition between the GF2's and the older video cards. If you're curious to see how well the GF2 chipset does in general, please read Tom's Take on NVIDIA's GeForce2 GTS . Keep in mind that clock speed differences or driver variations may show differences in performance but other than that, we should expect these boards to produce numbers within a few percent of each other.

Benchmark Results - Quake 3 Arena Demo001

Our GeForce2 contenders are side by side at all resolutions. When switching to high resolution or high color, the older 3D cards obviously aren't very good performers. If you value those settings, its probably time to make the move to a much faster card.