June 27, 2001
Some more OpenGL
Serious Sam and
Serious Sam has a hefty
fillrate requirement because of it's high quality
textures and large amounts of overdraw. We ran
the "Co Op-Party 4" demo because it is filled with
models and has constant action.
Once again we see the
Winfast GeForce 3 TD exhibiting excellent
performance. Serious same was smooth and
playable all the way up to 1280x1024. Although
41+ frames per second is respectable at 1600x1200,
we think that it is just slightly to low to be
Next up is the Dronez
benchmark. Dronez is a "Next-Gen" OpenGL game
that makes use of the advanced features found in the
GeForce 3. There is an insane amount of
overdraw and the textures are awesome...
We see that Dronez is
completely playable all the way up to a resolution
of 1600x1200. That is fantastic considering
the quality of the images generated in this test.
To really stress the
Winfast GeForce 3 TD, we set our resolution to
1024x768 and turned on FSAA...
Quincunx FSAA is awesome
and is perfectly playable at this resolution.
I'm not even going to try and explain how great this
game looks with FSAA enabled, it has to be seen to
We should also note that
throughout our battery of testing, the Leadtek
Winfast GeForce 3 TD never locked up or suffered
from any incompatibles whatsoever.
used the Winfast GeForce 3 TD over the course of the
last week or so, we feel it is safe to say Leadtek
has a winner on their hands. The Winfast
GeForce 3 TD offers all of the features
discriminating gamers are looking for...excellent
performance, stability and compatibility. The
slight changes to the reference design, like the
oversized cooler and more advanced Conexant encoder,
help Leadtek differentiate their product form the
rest and at a similar price point to boot. At
a price point hovering in the neighborhood of $375
US this card is not for everybody, but if you're in
the market for a high-end video card it would be
tough to find a better solution. We whole
heartedly recommend the Leadtek Winfast GeForce 3
TD, and give it a HotHardware Heat Meter rating
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