AGN Hardware (wordt tijd dat ze hun webserver daaro een skop onder d'n kont geven) heeft een aantal vergelijkende benchmarks van de V5-5500 en GeForce aan hun toch wel te linken Voodoo5 5500 preview toegevoegd. Uit de resultaten blijkt dat de GeForce op lage resoluties sneller is dan de Voodoo5, een duidelijk teken dat de V5 drivers nog niet optimaal zijn:
Ok, day three and things just turned a bit sour for 3dfx. All I can say is that I hope 3dfx can severely bump the performance up by tweaking the drivers and maybe even the hardware on the Voodoo 5, for their sake. While FSAA looks great, 3dfx will have a small window of opportunity to really make the card sell. It won't be long before NVIDIA, ATI, and Matrox all pick up some form of FSAA.
As promised, we slapped a GeForce DDR back into my test system to run some comparison numbers between the GeForce and Voodoo 5. The results don't look so hot for the Voodoo 5, except when you look at the FSAA results. Keeping in mind that this is a hardware solution Vs. a software hack the results are not surprising. FSAA is the one area that the Voodoo 5 is still shining in. The question now is: how long can they hold on to it? No one really knows what the NV15 has in store (and those who do aren't talking until April 25th when the NV15 will be officially announced). This is a really small window of opportunity for 3dfx, here's hoping they make the best of it.
As far as testing goes, we slapped an Asus V6800 (GeForce 256 DDR) into the exact same test system and re-ran some tests with both the 3.68 release drivers and the leaked 5.14 drivers from NVIDIA.