Brian Hook heeft z'n .plan geupdate met een dikke berg erg goede Q3 benchmarks. Check dit lijstje: performance hit bij 32-bit rendering:
Rage128 @ 640x480: 12%
Rage128 @ 1280x1024: 28%
RivaTNT @ 640x480: 12%
RivaTNT @ 1280x1024: 48%
RivaTNT2 @ 640x480: 4%
RivaTNT2 @ 1280x1024: 40%
Matrox G200 @ 640x480: 0% (driver maxed out?)
Matrox G200 @ 1280x1024: 28%
Matrox G400 MAX @ 1280x1024:13% (16-bit Z-buffer)
S3 Savage3D @ 640x480: 36% [break]zie je die 13% bij de G400! Dit zegt Brian over:[/break] Holy Mother of Moses, did you see those G400 MAX scores at 1280x1024?! That is pure devastation in fill rate the likes we have not seen in years. Now, granted, they are running with a 16-bit Z-buffer, but still...those are pretty awe inspiring numbers.
Now, the flip side is that they're NOT the fastest at 640x480, which means that their throughput (i.e. drivers) could use some work. The Savage4 made a good showing, however we have the caveat that this was using pre-production drivers delivered directly from S3. We hope that they will release up to date drivers soon for the Savage4. Also, the Savage4 numbers at 32-bit were using a 16-bit Z-buffer, so they had a slight advantage there also.
TNT2 didn't take top honors in many of the fields, just the 640x480x32bpp numbers, however it has the distinction of being very close to the top in nearly all tests, so it's probably the best all around board if you care about high res and 32bpp. TNT still is putting a way respectable showing, and I've seen those Creative TNT boards now for as low as $79. That is as close to a no-brainer as I've seen in a long time.
Voodoo2/3 is still putting in a very admirable show, albeit only in low res modes (Voodoo2) and 16-bit. While its performance is above that of the TNT2 in the 16bpp modes, it's not so far ahead as to have a dominating lead. And it still pales in comparison to the G400 MAX.
We received some TNT2 Ultra boards, but I couldn't get them to work. When those fire up for us I'll post the numbers, and maybe the landscape will change.
Those G400 MAX numbers are high enough that I'm nervous about them, as in maybe I did something wrong, but so far I've run the tests on several machines, and it's pretty difficult to cheat with your drivers when you're fill rate bound.
G400 kickt ass!
Voor een vriendelijker overzicht van de benchmarks moet je ff op deze page bij id Software kijken, daar staan ze netjes in een tabel.