Diamond Stealth II S220 Rendition V2x00by Anand Lal Shimpi on November 6, 1997 3:14 PM EST
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The Stealth II's Software Bundle is a bit disappointing, considering it IS a gaming card, however that $99 pricetag had to be achieved somehow...
- Acclaim Entertainment's ForsakenTM
- Electronic Arts Moto RacerTM
Sierra On-Line, Inc.'s Half Life-AVI
Sierra On-Line, Inc's SODA Off Road Racing
EIDOS Interactive's TerracideTM
Psyngosis, Ltd's Wipe Out XLTM
Diamond InControl Tools 95
Some RRedline games may have problems locking the refresh rate setting of the Stealth II during gameplay and will result in a garbled or distorted display. If this happens, you can obtain a patch from Rendition's site which will lock the refresh rate at 60Hz.
Each benchmark was run 3 times, with the final result being an average of the three. If any of the three test runs resulted in a failure the entire score was made void and the set of three tests was run again until a reliable set could be achieved or until the benchmark tests failed 3 times in a row.
The FIC PA-2012 VP3 Based Socket-7 AGP Motherboard was used for all Socket-7 CPU tests and the AOpen AX6L LX Based Slot-1 AGP Motherboard was used for all the Pentium II tests. Both test systems were configured identically with no differences other than the motherboard and processor.
A full 400MB Quake 2 installation was performed, as well as a full installation of Winstone 97 and Winbench 98. The CDROM drive present was an AOpen 24X.
The Quake 2 Timedemo Frame rates were achieved by typing the following in the Quake 2 Console (hit the '~' key to activate):
Where x is the corresponding demo number (either 1 or 2) . All Quake 2 tests were run at 640 x 480
All other tests were run at 1024 x 768 x 16 bit color
No foreign drivers were present in the test system other than those required for the system to function to the best of its ability
All foreign installation files were moved to a separate partition during the test as to prevent them from effecting the test results
Intel Pentium MMX - 233
Intel Pentium II 300 (512KB ECC)
|Motherboard:||AOpen AX6L LX
Based Pentium II Motherboard
FIC PA-2012 VP3 Based Socket-7 Motherboard
|RAM:||1 - 64MB Corsair SDRAM DIMM (w/ EEPROM)|
|Hard Drive(s):||Western Digital Caviar AC21600H|
|Video Card(s):||Diamond Stealth II S220 (4MB SGRAM)|
|Video Driver(s):||v4.10.01.0101 - 10/30/97|