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

By, Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta
June 27, 2001

Some more OpenGL scores...

Serious Sam and Dronez Benchmarks
Something New...


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 considered playable.


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 be appreciated.


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.




Having 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 of...

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