Drivers & Bundled Software

  • California Graphics 3D Emotion Control Panel Drivers

  • California Graphics Reality Pro Utilities

  • Demo Titles

 


Incompatibilities

  • Problems with 37.5MHz+ PCI Bus Speeds

 


The Test

Test Configuration

Processor(s): Intel Pentium II 300 (512KB ECC)
Motherboard: AOpen AX6L LX Based Pentium II Motherboard
RAM: 1 - 64MB Advanced Megatrends SDRAM DIMMs
Hard Drive(s): Western Digital Caviar AC21600H
Video Card(s): California Graphics 3D Emotion

 

2D - Windows 95 Performance - Intel Pentium II 300 (66MHz x 4.5) - AOpen AX6L

Video Card

Business Winstone 97

High End Winstone 97

ATI Xpert@Work (AGP)

64.4

31.8

California Graphics 3D Emotion  (PCI)

60.5

30.0

Canopus Total3D 128V (PCI)

62.4

30.9

Creative Labs GB EXXTREME (PCI)

66.8

30.8

Diamond Monster 3D (PCI)

N/A

N/A

Diamond Stealth II 3D (PCI)

63.7

29.9

Diamond Viper V330 (AGP)

64.1

31.6

Diamond Viper V330 (PCI)

63.9

31.2

Hercules Thriller 3D (PCI)

63.5

30.4

Intergraph Intense 3D (PCI)

60.1

29.2

Matrox M3D (PCI)

N/A

N/A

Matrox Millennium II (AGP)

65.4

32.1

Matrox Millennium II (PCI)

63.6

31.8

STB Velocity 128 (AGP)

64.3

31.9

3D - Quake 2 Timedemo Performance - Intel Pentium II 300 (66MHz x 4.5) - AOpen AX6L

 

Video Card

DEMO1

DEMO2

ATI Xpert@Work (AGP)

18.1 fps

16.5 fps

California Graphics 3D Emotion  (PCI)

20.2 fps

20.5 fps

Canopus Total3D 128V  (PCI)

37.1 fps

35.4 fps

Creative Labs GB EXXTREME (PCI)

15.0 fps

13.2 fps

Diamond Monster 3D (PCI)

25.6 fps

22.6 fps

Diamond Stealth II 3D (PCI)

17.8 fps

18.1 fps

Diamond Viper V330 (AGP)

37.3 fps

35.6 fps

Diamond Viper V330 (PCI)

36.1 fps

34.7 fps

Hercules Thriller 3D (PCI)

23.0 fps

23.2 fps

Intergraph Intense 3D (PCI)

19.1 fps

19.5 fps

Matrox M3D (PCI)

19.4 fps

17.4 fps


The Final Decision

If your current 2D card is a bit lacking in performance, and you're in desperate need of some decent 3D acceleration, take a look at the powerful combination of 2D and 3D acceleration the California Graphics 3D Emotion provides you with.

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