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Benchmark VGA 1998 - 2001 (2011 edition)

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Find out how various legendary video cards perform in games and benchmarks. Unlike contemporary reviews, in this test all GPUs are using mature drivers and overclocked Athlon XP provides more than enough performance to avoid CPU-limited scenarios.

Test system


AMD Athlon XP 1800+ @ 2166 MHz (12x 180)
MSI KT3 ultra2 (VIA KT333)
256 MB DDR 360 (2-2-2-5)
Samsung 80 GB, IDE
Fortron 350W

CPU Cache
Motherboard RAM

List of tested video cards




Windows ME
DirectX 9c
WickedGL 3.02
Raziel Evolution Driver 1.01.16 for 3dfx Voodoo4/5
3dfx Voodoo3 V1.07.00 WHQL for 3dfx Voodoo3 & Velocity 100, 200
Raziel Evolution Driver 1.00.00b for 3dfx Banshee
FastVoodoo2 V4.6 for 3dfx Voodoo2
Catalyst 6.2 for ATi Radeon
Drivers 4.12.7942 for ATi Rage Fury MAXX
Drivers 4.13.7192 for ATi Rage 128/128 pro
Drivers 4.13.2655 for ATi Rage XL
Drivers for all Matrox cards
Forceware 53.04 for all nVidia cards
Drivers for PowerVR Kyro I/II
Drivers for S3 Savage 2000
Drivers 8.40.02 for S3 Savage 4

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