AMD Athlon 800

by Anand Lal Shimpi on December 20, 1999 4:47 AM EST

Lightscape (Light-03) Viewset

Taken from: http://www.spec.org/gpc/opc.static/light.htm

The Lightscape Visualization System from Discreet Logic represents a new generation of computer graphics technology that combines proprietary radiosity algorithms with a physically based lighting interface.

There are four tests specified by the viewset that represent the most common operations performed by the Lightscape Visualization System

The Athlon 800 finally makes its way to the top of this test. All of the contenders perform respectably however you'd most likely see a greater improvement in this benchmark by simply adding a GeForce 256 to any one of the systems instead of upgrading the CPU.

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  • xrror - Friday, December 12, 2014 - link

    The thing to remember during this era is that coppermine P3's (or at least, any P3 with integrated cache) were pretty much stupid expensive, and unobtanium to get. While with the Athlon 800 you could actually buy one and not be on a wait list for 2 months.

    Also ugh, RAMBUS and 820 were just way too much money. BX @ 133 with a video card that could handle it - which Geforce 2 era cards started to be built for that was where it was at if you were Intel. Or you just waited like everyone else for the Athlon Thunderbird to come out... =)
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