The Test

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Windows 98 SE Test System

Hardware

CPU(s)

Intel Pentium III 500

Intel Celeron 500 AMD Athlon 500
Motherboard(s) ABIT BX6 R2 ABIT BX6 R2 + "Sloket" Adapter FIC SD11
Memory

128MB PC133 Corsair SDRAM

Hard Drive

IBM Deskstar 22GXP 22GB Ultra ATA 66 HDD

CDROM

Phillips 48X

Disk Controller

Promise Ultra 66 - Ultra ATA 66 Controller

Video Card

Diamond Viper V770 Ultra clocked at 150/183MHz (core/mem)

Ethernet

Linksys LNE100TX 100Mbit PCI Ethernet Adapter

Software

Operating System

Windows 98 SE

Video Drivers

NVIDIA Reference Detonator 2.08 drivers

Benchmarking Applications

Business

Ziff Davis Winstone 99
BAPCo SYSmark 98
Intel Performance Measurement Utility  - Business Application Launcher 1.2
Intel Performance Measurement Utility  - Consumer Application Launcher 1.0
AMD Benchmark Suite

Gaming

idSoftware Quake 3 Test 1.08 (OpenGL)
idSoftware Quake 2 (OpenGL)
Valve Half-Life (OpenGL)
Rage Expendable (Direct3D)

 

Windows NT 4 Test System

Hardware

CPU(s)

Intel Pentium III 500

Intel Celeron 500 AMD Athlon 500
Motherboard(s) Soyo SY-D6IBA2 Soyo SY-D6IBA2 + "Sloket" Adapter FIC SD11
Memory

128MB PC133 Corsair SDRAM

Hard Drive

IBM Deskstar 22GXP 22GB Ultra ATA 66 HDD

CDROM

Phillips 48X

Disk Controller

Promise Ultra 66 - Ultra ATA 66 Controller

Video Card

Diamond Viper V770 Ultra clocked at 150/183MHz (core/mem)

Ethernet

Linksys LNE100TX 100Mbit PCI Ethernet Adapter

Software

Operating System

Windows NT 4 + Service Pack 5

Video Drivers

NVIDIA Reference Detonator 2.08 drivers

Benchmarking Applications

Business

Ziff Davis Winstone 99
BAPCo SYSmark 98
Intel Performance Measurement Utility  - Business Application Launcher 1.2
Intel Performance Measurement Utility  - Consumer Application Launcher 1.0
AMD Benchmark Suite

Professional

3D Studio MAX R2.5

Index Influences of Cache on Performance

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