In tegenstelling tot GamePC heeft Gary wél professionele OpenGL Modelling benchmarks gebruikt om de performance van Quadro te testen. Nu kunnen we dus eindelijk zien hoe diep de 3D Labs Oxygen VX1 wordt vernederd door de Quadro:
The Quadro and GeForce GPU’s are remarkable achievements due to NVIDIA’s ability to put a very powerful T&L engine into a single chip graphics processor. The performance of these two units are very similar except that the wireframe feature is not enabled or implemented effectively in the GeForce GPU. Some reasonable conclusions about the GLoria II Quadro SDR card can be inferred from the test data:
- The polygon performance of the GLoria II Quadro SDR and GeForce SDR cards are about the same. The GLperf test results, and the Indy3D Simulation and Animation results support this conclusion.
- The GLoria II Quadro SDR does not have any problems with AA lines unlike the GeForce; in fact, on the GLperf AA line test the GLoria II was the fastest card.
- For the visualization class of tasks, the GLoria II Quadro SDR and the GeForce SDR are similar in performance and are much faster than any of the other tested cards. The test results from the Indy3D Simulation and Animation tests and Viewperf’s DX-05, Awadvs-03, and Lightscape-03 tests support this view.
- The ELSA driver is a better choice to use with the GLoria II than the NVIDIA 3.65; the performance is about the same but the ELSA driver is more stable and has the tuning features that a professional user needs. This is exactly why NVIDIA went to ELSA to manufacturer Quadro based boards and not a gaming card manufacturer like Creative Labs.
De GLoria II presteerde in vrijwel alle benchmarks (beduidend) beter dan de Oxygen VX1. Wel bleek de Quadro een veel hogere belasting op de CPU te leggen. Meer daarover lees je in de review.