used the latest drivers from Elsa (build 4.12.01.024-0010) in
our testing. Our test bed setup was as follows:
FIC SD11 (rev 1.8)
256MB PC100 SDRAM
Elsa Gladiac GeForce2 GTS 32MB
Western Digital 20.5GB 7200RPM ATA/66
turned off all programs that were running in the background,
to help preserve the true results. We pitted the Elsa Gladiac
GeForce2 32MB GTS against the similarly configured Leadtek
GeForce2 GTS 32MB (we used the same benchmarks results as
in our Leadtek review) in all of our tests. In some cases we
also ran the Elsa GeForce2 against both the SDR and DDR versions
of the original GeForce card. All cards were set to their default
clock and memory speed.
We set all visual quality options to the highest available settings,
and S3 texture compression was enabled. First, let's start with
the 16bit color settings.
you can see the Elsa Gladiac edges the Leadtek out by a few
FPS in each of the resolutions, except for lower 640x480 and
the Elsa beat the Leadtek in higher resolutions.
quality in Quake 3: Arena was exceptionally good. While using
the S3 texture compression, we did notice that the sky texture
become very disordered, and there was a little banding; blame
it on the unrefined S3TC support.