You may have noticed that we opted to omit Quake3 from our tests.
We feel that, while Quake3 is a good way to test performance,
it is far to outdated to be a proper way to gauge the capabilities
of this new card. Instead, we went with some newer benchmarks,
one synthetic and a few games that try our hardware more than
any other. 3Dmark 2001 was an excellent choice as its synthetic
nature allows us to take accurate benchmarks of a wide range
of cards. We chose to utilize Mercedes Benz truck racing, and
Auqanox as our two tested games.
Duron 650 at 866MHz
Crucial PC2100 DDR SDRAM
Soundblaster LIVE! X-Gamer 5.1
DVD-114 10x DVD-ROM
12/10/32A IDE CD-RW
45GXP 7200RPM 45GB IDE HDD
Reference Detonator3 v12.00
We ran the default benchmark on both the GeForce2 and the
GeForce3. We also ran the default benchmark with 2x and 4x
FSAA, we didn't run Quincunx as it wasn't available on our
GeForce2. We ran these tests using pure hardware T&L.
You can also view our 3dmark 2001 summary