Test System Setup
Intel Coppermine P3-700E@700MHz(7.0x100MHz)
Abit Slocket III FC-PGA to Slot-1 adapter
Abit BF6 motherboard
Micron 128MB PC133 SDRAM
Western Digital Caviar ATA-66 hard drive
NVIDIA GeForce 2 Ultra (250/460) 64MB AGP
Driver version: Detonator 6.16 (Detonator 3)
ASUS V7700 GeForce 2 GTS (200/333) 32MB AGP
Driver version: Detonator 5.22 (Detonator 2)
ATI Radeon (183/366) 64MB AGP
Driver version: 3054
Windows 98 SE
3DMark2000 - 800x600x16
3DMark2000 - 800x600x32
3DMark2000 - 1024x768x16
3DMark2000 - 1024x768x32
Quake 3 Retail - 640x480 Fastest, Normal, High Quality
Quake 3 Retail - 800x600 Fastest, Normal, High Quality
Quake 3 Retail - 1024x768 Fastest, Normal, High Quality
Quake 3 Retail - 1280x1024 Fastest, Normal, High Quality
Quake 3 Retail - 1600x1200 Fastest, Normal, High Quality
As with the GTS launch, NVIDIA has again chosen to release a new set of Detonator drivers with the GeForce 2 Ultra launch. We chose to run the Ultra with the Detonator 3 (6.16) drivers against the GTS with Detonator 2 (5.22) drivers to show the total improvement gain.
The Detonator 3 drivers are, in fact, compatible with all NVIDIA cards, and you can check out our Detonator 3 report to see how the Ultra compares to the GTS when they both have the same 6.16 drivers.
We only have the staight head-to-head tests in this preview. We'll save the fancy FSAA tests for a later time (after we find out where Sarju is hiding).
Run fishy, run!