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The Leadtek WinFast GeForce 3 Ti500 TD...
Yes, There is a Video Card Under all that Metal!

By, Marco Chiappetta
November 15, 2001

We have one more set of 3D Mark 2001 tests to report on.  This time, we set the resolution to 1024x768 and enabled all three anti-aliasing methods available...

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DirectX Performance

 

 

With AA enabled, 3D Mark 2001 looked fantastic, but it slowed a bit too much with 4X AA enabled.  Quincunx is definitely our preferred method, as it looks about as good as 4X, but with performance similar to 2X.

 

Next up we benchmarked the Leadtek WinFast GF3 Ti500 TD using the DirectX shooter, Max Payne.  Max Payne uses the same Max-FX engine that powers 3D Mark 2001.

 

Max Payne
Max is the man!

MAX PAYNE:

Max Payne does not have a "built-in" timedemo utility, so we used the time demos that were recorded by the good folks at 3D Center.  Using their mod and demos allowed us to obtain an average frame rate from a recorded gaming session.  The WinFast Ti500 TD and NVIDIA reference boards performed identically.

Quake 3 Arena
Very Old Faithful...

OK, it's time to move onto some OpenGL numbers.  As usual, Quake 3 has to make an appearance...

QUAKE 3 ARENA:

I think I'm going to rename Quake 3's "Fastest" setting to the "Ugly" setting! :)  Performance was stellar, but the game sure doesn't look good.  For the first time we see the reference board inch ahead, but for all intent and purposes both cards performed the same.  Let's crank the quality up a notch...

We turned all the visual options to maximum and were pleased to see Quake 3 remain playable at all resolutions.  How great is it to say, "1600x1200" is the sweet spot!   Never happy with "stock" performance, we decided to overclock the WinFast Ti500 TD again and ran the same set of Quake 3 numbers...

Overclocking the card gained us a few FPS at high resolutions.  It obvious that Quake 3 can't tax a video card like it once could.  Let's turn the quality up another notch and enable anti-aliasing...

 

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