June 27, 2001
Its time to find out how
the Winfast GeForce 3 TD performs...
Hot Hardware's Pentium !!! Test System
1.0GHz. of Power
Abit VP6 (VIA Apollo
133A) with an Intel PIII @ 1GHz
256MB of Mushkin
2-2-2 Rev. 3 RAM
IBM 30Gb ATA100 7200
RPM Hard Drive
GeForce 3 TD 64MB DDR GF3 Graphics Card
Plextor UltraPLEX 40
Adaptec 2940UW Pro
Direct X 8.0a and
nVidia reference drivers V.12.41
Comparison cards used
GV-GF3000 64MB DDR GF3 Graphics Card
the Leadtek WinFast GeForce3 TD
DX8 and Video Tests
Our first tests were
with MadOnion's Video 2000 benchmarking utility.
Video 2000 tests the performance and image quality
during video playback.
The Leadtek Winfast
GeForce 3 TD performs right on par with other
GeForce 3 based cards we have tested under Video
Image quality during DVD
playback was also excellent, rivaling the quality of
some hardware decoders. On a high-end system,
anyone would be hard pressed to tell the difference
between the GeForce 3 and a true hardware decoder.
Let us venture into some
"gaming" scores. Next up is MadOnion's DirectX
8 benchmark utility, 3D Mark 2001.
The 3D Mark 2001 scores
posted by the Leadtek Winfast GeForce 3 TD were
great. If you have not witnessed the added
"scenes" visible when running 3D Mark 2001 on a true
DirectX 8 compliant video card, you're really
missing out. Not only are the framerates
during testing smooth, but the on-screen images are
We continued the DirectX
testing, and ran Massive Development's AquaMark.
AquaMark makes extensive use of DirectX's Pixel and
As you can see, they're
was no discernable difference in performance between
the Leadtek and Gigabyte GeForce 3s. FYI, the
numbers posted by our Gigabyte sample were using the
v11.01 reference drivers.
Quake 3, More FSAA,
Overclocking Aquanox and Dronez Testing