The Test

 

Windows 98 SE Test System

 

Hardware

CPU(s)

Intel Pentium III 550E
provided by Memman

Motherboard(s)
AOpen AX6BC Pro
Memory

128MB PC133 Crucial Technology SDRAM

Hard Drive

Quantum Fireball CR 8.4 GB UDMA 33

CDROM

Acer 24x

Video Card(s)

ELSA GLADIAC 32 MB DDR GeForce 2 GTS

Software

Operating System

Windows 98 SE

Video Drivers

NVIDIA GeForce - Detonator 5.16 for ELSA GLADIAC
NVIDIA GeForce - Detonator 3.68 for all GeForce 256 cards

 

Benchmarking Applications
Gaming

GT Interactive Unreal Tournament 4.04 UTbench.dem
idSoftware Quake III Arena demo001.dm3
idSoftware Quake III Arena quaver.dm3

The reason that 3.68 drivers were used on all GeForce 256 cards is because NVIDIA is not currently offering 5.16 or greater drivers for download from their web site. It seems that the performance gained by upgrading to 5.16 drivers is too much for NVIDIA to gamble with, thus they chose not to make these drivers available for download yet. Therefore, it is only fair that we test the GeForce 256 cards on the only drivers that are legitimately supported for use in the GeForce 256: the Detonator 3.68 drivers.

The Drivers Quake III Arena Performance- demo001

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