S3 OmniChrome TV/Graphics Card

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Hardware

S3 OmniChrome
NVIDIA GeForce 5700
ABIT KV8 Pro (K8T800Pro)
AMD Athlon 64 - 3200+
512MB Kingston HyperX PC3500 CAS 2
Integrated Audio
Western Digital ATA100
30GB - 7200RPM
Artec DVD+/-R/RW

Software

Windows XP Professional SP-2
DirectX 9.0c
VIA 4-in-1 v4.53

S3 Drivers 6.14.10.1755-15
NVIDIA Forceware - Graphics v61.77
Final Fantasy XI

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Performance Comparisons With Final Fantasy XI Benchmark 2 v1.01
A Classic Console Franchise On The PC

Final Fantasy XI
The Final Fantasy franchise is well-known to console gamers, but Squaresoft has since made the jump to the PC with a MMORPG version of this classic. The Final Fantasy XI benchmark runs through multiple scenes from the game and displays a final score every time a full cycle of the demo is completed. Although the demo is meant to check an entire system's readiness to play the game, the number of frames rendered scales when different video cards are used. Lower scores indicate some frames were dropped to complete the demo in the allotted time. The scores below were taken with the demo set to its "High Resolution" option (1024x768) with anti-aliasing disabled.

As we can see, the OmniChrome fell short of the Personal Cinema reference card by roughly 700 points, totalling 3142.  The NVIDA GeForce 5700 based card topped out at 3817, over 22% faster.


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