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The Leadtek WinFast GeForce3 TD
A Reference Design With Attitude...

By, Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta
June 27, 2001

Now let us venture into the realm of OpenGL testing...
 

Quake 3 Arena Testing "The GF3 Battle Continues"
Fill rate Rules...

 

We ran the venerable Quake 3's built in Demo001 timedemo at a variety of settings and color depths...

 

QUAKE 3 ARENA:

 

 

Anytime you see 100+ frames per second at a resolution of 1600x1200, you know it's fast.  Virtually all current "high-end" video cards will perform excellently at Quake 3's "Fastest" setting though...lets kick it up a notch...

 

 

Again at Quake 3's "Normal" setting we see great numbers across the board, completely playable at 1600x1200 resolution.  Lets up the ante again though...

 

 

 

Even with Quake 3's visual settings completely maxed out we see fantastic performance form the Leadtek Winfast GeForce 3 TD.  Again we see both GeForce 3 cards attaining almost identical scores.  For the absolute pinnacle of image quality, FSAA must be enabled.  We enabled FSAA while at a resolution of 1024x768x32...

 

 

The new Quincunx FSAA method is a great.  It gives near 4X quality with a much smaller performance hit.  Quake 3 at 1024x768x32 with Quincunx FSAA enabled looks absolutely fantastic and is completely playable at 70 FPS.

 

Overclocking The Leadtek WinFast GeForce3 TD
Don't Go Nuts

As we mentioned earlier, we were able to overclock our Winfast GeForce 3 TD to 225MHz / 520MHz, a significant increase over the default 200MHz / 460MHz.  While overclocked we re-ran the Quake 3 "High Quality" timedemo.

We didn't see a large increase in performance when overclocking the Winfast GeForce 3 TD.  nVidia's new Lightspeed memory architecture helps alleviate the memory bottleneck.  Because of this you won't see the same type of gains when overclocking a GeForce 3 as we did when overclocking the less efficient GeForce 2.  Nonetheless a greater than 10% gain at 1600x1200 is nothing to sneeze at.

 

 

 

 Serious Sam, Dronez and The Heat Meter

 

 
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