Quake III Arena NV15.dm3 - Pentium III 1GHz

At 640x480 one can really see the difference that T&L makes. The non-T&L video card tested, the Voodoo5 5500, shows a drastic performance drop compared to the other cards.

We see that at 800x600, the Radeon's Charisma engine is able to keep up with NVIDIA's T&L engine. Note that performance is not poor at 16-bit color, as we saw in the past.

When at 1024x768x16, the Radeon performs just behind the GeForce 2 GTS's T&L. At 32-bit color, the Radeon's T&L engine actually outperforms the GeForce 2 GTS's engine, even in NVIDIA's own level.

Quake III Arena NV15 Quake III Arena NV15.dm3 - Pentium III 1GHz (cont)


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  • Thatguy97 - Tuesday, May 05, 2015 - link

    ahh i remember anadtechs jihad against ati

    wow im dating myself
  • Frumious1 - Monday, August 29, 2016 - link

    I don't remember it at all. The only thing I recall is a bunch of whiny ass fanboys complaining when their chosen CPU, GPU, etc. didn't get massive amounts of acclaim. The very first Radeon cards were good, but they weren't necessarily superior to the competition. You want a good Radeon release, that would be the 9700 Pro and later 9800 Pro -- those beat Nvidia hands down, and AnandTech said as much. Reply

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