Quake III and MDK2
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What can I say, this is the first time I have ever crossed the 200 FPS mark in a Q3A timedemo. This kind of raw power is just outstanding, and even at the ‘slower’ 1.33 GHz, we are getting 182 FPS on the Iwill board and 185 on the Gigabyte board.
Consistent with everything you have seen and/or read, the video card is the only thing holding back the FPS in these higher resolutions. A steady 60 FPS or so for each processor speed and memory system is pretty damn good for 1600×1200.
This is the first time I have used this benchmark on Amdmb.com, and it was because of a couple reader requests for it that I decided I would try another gaming test, besides simply Quake III. I combined both 640×480 and 1024×768 tests to a single graph. You can see the 1.33 GHz offers a great speed compared to other benchmarks that I have seen using MDK2. At the higher resolution, the FPS start to narrow just as the Quake III tests shows at 1600×1200.