Elsa Gladiac 920 Video Card Review

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Elsa Gladiac 920 Video Card
More GeForce 3 Action!

By, Jeff Bouton
October 11, 2001



 

 

DroneZ Benchmarks
OpenGL....


 

When is comes to a colorful OpenGL benchmark utility, I think DroneZ comes out on top.  Not only is it beautiful, it also does its job of stressing a video cards OpenGL capabilities quite well.  Let's take a look and see how the Gladiac 920 faired at both default and overclocked settings...
 

 

Once again, the Gladiac has put on a good show.  We just broke the 60 FPS minimum at 1600 x 1200 x 32, a few months ago that would've been impossible.  Once we kicked the MHz. up a few notches, we saw an increase of 23% at the same resolution.  There is no doubt that the Gladiac 920 will be able to play the most graphically intense games at high resolutions.

 

Next up is GL Excess/XSMark and Quake 3...
 

 

OpenGL with GL Excess/XS Mark
Pushin' It...


 

GL Excess is a new comer to the Hot Hardware Labs and consists of up to twelve separate tests.  These tests stress all aspects of a systems ability to render OpenGL graphics.  Its main functions focus on four key components of a systems abilities, Fill Rate, Polygon Count, VRAM, CPU/FPU.  The beauty of this benchmark is the results are automatically entered into an HTML document for easy reading.  Click on the image to see the full results...

 


 

There is no arguing that it is a lot to read, but this benchmark gives a good idea of how this card and system will perform in OpenGL gaming.  Next we'll turn up the fragging with the veteran Quake 3...
 

 

Quake 3 Arena
Fragging it up...


 

When it comes to OpenGL stress testing, there is no utility more popular than the Quake 3 Timedemo.  I think when the day comes that this benchmark utility gets retired, there will need to be some kind of ceremony performed in honor of its ability to outlast the best of them!  Now let's get fragging...

 

 

 

The Elsa Gladiac handled Quake 3 with ease.  Judging by these results, there would be no problem playing it at 1600 x1200 HQ.  The Gladiac pumped out almost 95 FPS at this resolution and we haven't overclocked it yet!  Now we'll see what happens when we do...
 

 

 


 

More Quake 3 and The Rating...

 
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