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Inno3D Tornado GeForce3 in the test: GeForce 3 against Geforce2 Ultra

Inno3D Tornado GeForce3 in the test: GeForce 3 against Geforce2 Ultra

Test configuration

As a test system, KPV's tried and tested KT7 RAID system was used, which has since been expanded with a strip set. This time we tested on Windows Me to offer our readers a comparison, although Windows 2000 with the current service packs is not significantly slower in terms of 3D performance.

Hardware

  • Processor : 950MHz Athlon (9,5x100MHz)
  • Motherboard: Abit KT7-Raid
  • RAM: 2x 128MB SDRAM
  • Graphics cards: Inno3D Tornado GeForce2 Ultra 64MB
  • Graphics cards: Inno3D Tornado GeForce3 64MB
  • Hard disk: 2x Western Digital WD400BB in a strip set
  • CD-ROM: Hewlett Packard CD Writer 8100
  • Sound card: Guillemot Maxisound Fortissimo
  • Network card: Unex network card ND010

Software

  • Windows Me
  • Detonator12.41
  • DirectX 8.0a

To ensure that our GeForce3 is an A5 revision, we checked this with the Powerstrip 3.0 beta. Previous revisions than A5 are not intended for sale.

Benchmarks

The performance of the graphics card was determined using the following benchmarks: ´

DirectX 7.0

  • 3DMark 2000 1.1 (synthetic benchmark)
  • Unreal Tournament 4.36 (first person shooter)

DirectX 8.0

  • 3DMark 2001 (synthetic benchmark)
  • Aquamark 2.1 (action game)

OpenGL

  • Vulpine GL Mark 2001 1.1 (synthetic Benchmark)
  • GL Excess 1.1 (synthetic benchmark)
  • Quake 3 Arena 1.17 (first person shooter)

The Detonator driver version 12.41 was used for all benchmarks, since the Inno3D Tornado Geforce2Ultra Review was still benchmarked with Detonator 6.50 and 11.01, the benchmarks were used with Geforce2 Ultra also repeated again with the detonator 12.41. In order to obtain the smallest possible spread of the results, several runs were made for each benchmark. In total, it was a total of 623 runs for both cards with the overclocking and the FSAA benchmarks, in words six hundred and twenty-three! Just to keep in mind the effort that we put in.

On the next page: 3DMark2000

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