The Test

The test bed configuration was as follows:

  • Intel Pentium II 400, Intel Celeron 333A, Intel Celeron 266 (0KB L2) on an ABIT BX6 Revision 2.0 Motherboard
  • AMD K6-2 300 CXT, AMD K6-266 on an ASUS P5A Aladdin V based Super7 Motherboard w/ 512KB Cache
  • 64MB of Memman/Mushkin SEC Original SDRAM was used in each test system
  • Western Digital 5.1GB Ultra ATA/33 HDD
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Diamond Monster Fusion 16MB SGRAM Banshee, Matrox Mystique G200, ATI Rage 128 (16MB), nVidia Riva TNT (16MB), and Diamond Monster 3D-2 (12MB) were used for comparison tests

The benchmark software used was as follows:

  • id Software's Quake 2 Version 3.20 using demo1.dm2
  • Monolith's Shogo 2.2 using 3Finger's RevDemo
  • Ziff Davis' Winbench 99 at 1600 x 1200 x 32-bit color for 2D performance tests

Each benchmark was run a total of three times and the average frame rate taken. V-Sync was disabled.

2D performance

The Banshee definitely delivers when it comes to 2D performance. Under business situations, it is second only to the Voodoo3, outdistancing the former king of 2D, the G200, by almost 50%. The situation is a little different under high end situations where the Banshee is in the middle of a tightly crowded pack. There is no doubt the Banshee's 128-bit 2D core, the first from 3dfx, is excellent. However, any of these cards should provide more than sufficient 2D processing power.

Click here to find lowest prices on this product.

Monster Fusion Quake 2 Performance - Intel CPU's
POST A COMMENT

3 Comments

View All Comments

  • Leigh H. Coleman - Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - link

    I always feel very pleased to visit this website because every new information about technology is more exciting for me and it really amuses me that this world is rapidly progressing in the field of technology. Here you need to visit https://www.essaywritingnz.com/ source for help in research paper. I wish new technology is the source of peace and harmony. Reply
  • SaraHHH - Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - link

    Your decision to buy a research paper was not an easy one. Like any other student, you do your best to play by the rules. You know that your teachers expect you to fill out paperwork without help, which is why you tried to do it. But it didn't work. That happens! No matter how talented and dedicated a student is, it happens to everyone. Reply
  • Fira - Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - link

    I have written several essays so far and have never had a problem. Reply

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now