i815 with a mid range processor
Mid Tower ATX Case w/ 300W PS, Pentium III
SE6 i815 Motherboard and nVIDIA
GeForce2 GTS Ultra 64MB AGP Card, 128MB of
PC133 True CAS2 SDRAM from Corsair (thanks Outside
Loop), IBM 15Gig 7200 RPM ATA100 Hard Drive
(thanks again Outside
Loop), Kenwood 72X CDROM,
DirectX 7.0a, nVidia reference drivers
so we're impressed!
always, our baseline for performance in Direct 3D
Games, is 3DMark
GTS Ultra 64MB
With Detonator 3 Drivers
Siluro GF256 GTS 64 DDR
With 5.32 Drivers
GeForce2 cards have
always scored the highest in 3DMark test here at
the H.H. Lab. So, we decided to pit the
Ultra against our reigning champ, the Abit Siluro
GeForce2 GTS 64MB card. The Ultra is running
at 250MHz. Core and 460MHz. Memory Clocks and the
Siluro, with the old 5.32 drivers, is running at
200/300. At the lower resolutions, the cards
are neck and neck but the Ultra pulls away at
800X600X32 and up. Frankly, we were
surprised not to see a wider gap here, especially
considering the Ultra was using the new Detonator
Here's a look
at a game that is typically not an nVIDIA
strong suit, Unreal Tournament.
Tournament Time Demo Benchmarks
Versus The 3dfx Voodoo5 5500 AGP
expected a better showing here from the GeForce2
GTS Ultra. For what ever reason, nothing
runs UT faster than a 3dfx card. It truly is
strange when you consider the horsepower behind
the Ultra that should really push it past the
V5. Frankly, we are beginning not to put too
much stock into UT scores anymore. They are
so system and CPU dependant that it is hard to
judge gaming performance across the board with its
Timedemo test. On the other hand, the
numbers don't lie if you are playing UT.
3dfx cards just plain run it faster.
are a few FSAA enabled scores on the GeForce2
Ultra, just for reference. We will dig
deeper into this subject later in the pages to
the 1x2 FSAA setting in Direct 3D (or 2X FSAA) is
really not worth playing with since it doesn't do
much for image quality. On the other hand
2x2 (or 4X FSAA) look gorgeous in UT and at
1024X786X32 at 46 fps., you can still duke it out
with the best of them.
the GeForce2 Ultra is just warming up...
and Quake 3 Benchmarks!