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Mad Onion's 3D Mark 2000

Impact 440
10005
GF2 Pro (Impact 4 Pro)
9355

I had to redo all of my gaming benchmarks. I chose to compare my older X-Micro card that is based on the GeForce2 Pro with the new Impact 440 which is a GeForce4 MX card. 3D Mark 2000 is a very intense 3D benchmark that utilizes DirectX 7. The scores are pretty damn close. You can download 3D Mark 2000 here.

 

Mad Onion's 3D Mark 2001

Impact 440
6120
GF2 Pro (Impact 4 Pro)
4651

3D Mark 2001 is a remarkably intense program for benchmarking and it uses DirectX 8. Whlie there was some closeness in 3D Mark 2k you can certainly see the big improvements that the core of the GeForce4 has over the earlier card. Since the release of DirectX 8 this benchark will have increasing importance for gaming performance evaluations. You can download 3D Mark 2001 here.

 

Quake 3 Arena

Impact 440
640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768
Fastest
208.7
206.1
192.3
Normal
195.1
192.0
177.0
High Quality
194.4
188.1
162.3

 

GF2 Pro
640 x 480
800 x 600
1280 x 1024
Fastest
210.9
207.2
177.8
Normal
191.9
173.9
129.7
High Quality
191.1
171.3
125.6

Let me immediately point out that the scores at the highest resolutions cannot be compared. Yes, one set is at 1024x768 while the other set is at 1280x1024. Why the change? I now use a LCD display that has a maximum resolution of 1024x768. Let's compare the scores at the lower resolutions. What is pretty interesting is how the close the score were in the "Fastest" setting while there are some clear differences in favor of the GF4 MX card in the "Normal" setting. Again, this is all attributable to the newer GeForce4 MX card I just found it interesting how close the old GF2 performs to the GF4MX until the detail quality is turned up. The margins really start to widen in "High Quality" and there is a near 17 FPS margin at 800x600. Take note that not only do we see improvements when the detail and resolutions are cranked up but we also see huge improvements when a game uses DirectX 8.

 





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