Quake III – Quaver

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The scale of the graph kind of skews the results here, but the overclocked Hercules card is a good 3 frames faster than the rest of the pack at this point.

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Here, all the cards, including the Asus v6800 DDR card run at about the same speed. More than a bit surprising, there is only 4 frames difference between the Asus and the Hercules, only a 3.5% difference.

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As the resolution increase, and the color increase, the texture size increases, which results in the widening gap between the 16- and 32-bit modes. We also see the GeForce 2 pick up about 18 frames on the GeForce (1?), and makes it a 23% change.

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32-bit color mode is now really killing the frame-rate now! The Hercules cards are now about 65% faster than the GeForce DDR card, making the new playable resolution 1280×1024 in 16-bit mode.

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Quite possibly the hardest test on a video card, is Quaver in 1600×1200 mode. The GeForce 2 GTS chipset shows its stuff here, coming in over 61% faster than the Asus and the overclocked Hercules 3D Prophet II at 79.4% higher. This quite a bit of speed difference.

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