We are now
officially no longer using Quake2 benchmark numbers here at Hot
Hardware. We feel Quake 3 Arena's Timedemo benchmark gives good
repeatable figures that are highly reliable metrics for evaluation
of performance. Quake3 also really stresses even the latest of 3D
Graphics Accelerators and puts them through their paces.
Let's see how
the GA660Plus faired...
resolution, with the exception of 1600X1200, the GA660Plus is one of
the fastest cards we have tested at Hot Hardware. Only the G400MAX
can outpace this new TNT2-A based card at the highest resolution. A
very interesting coincidence is the fact that the G400MAX actually
scored the exact same number at 1024X768/32bit color! Yes, we
checked our figures three times! Talk about "neck and
neck"! However, the TNT2-A pulls away from the pack at the
Forsaken is a somewhat older game, it provides a very level playing
field as a Direct 3D Performance measurement. We use the "Ship
Demo" playback test.
These are very
strong numbers as well. They show the GA660Plus to be about 5 -10%
faster in the Forsaken demo vrs. the last TNT2 we ran through this
In our opinions
3DMark99 MAX is the best D3D Benchmark in town. Here's the REAL
This number show
the GA660Plus to be THE fastest of all TNT2s we have tested in a
Direct 3D benchmark, falling ever so slightly behind the G400MAX in
this test. Great stuff Gigabyte!!