GeForce 3 benchmarks
The first benchmarks for the GeForce 3 are slowly appearing online. Of course, it is always compared with the fastest graphics card from Nvidia so far, the Geforce 2 GTS Ultra.
The Italian magazine PC Professionale let the Hercules 3D Prophet III compete against the Creative 3D Blaster GeForce 2 Ultra. Chip Online also let a GeForce 3 compete against a Geforce 2 Ultra, but here the MSI Starforce 822 with the GeForce 3 chip and, for comparison, the Hercules 3D Prophet II Ultra were let loose on each other. All benchmarks show that the GeForce 3 is actually hardly faster than a GeForce 2 Ultra at the moment. It is only a matter of a few frames that the GeForce 3 cards are ahead of a GeForce 2 Ultra. However, these early benchmarks should be treated with caution, as neither the drivers nor the games are specifically designed for the GeForce 3. Future drivers should give the GeForce 3 a bigger lead.