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Video Card Benchmark Summary
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2D Speedmark - This
is a test of raw 2D functions. It is a small crappy benchmark which came
with my old hercules dynamite power card (Et4000). Even though it is old
, etc , it is a pretty good depiction of raw power. The functions tested
are: MemtoScr (bitmapping) , ScrtoScr (bitmapping) , PolyFill , solid color
, PolyFull , hatched , Ternary ROPS , Fonts , Styled and Solid Vectors.
The score is in millions of pixels per second.
S3 Trio 64V2/DX - I have included the score of this card for comparision
purposes. This is the average card you will find in most average priced
systems. (Score: 87.40)
Oak Warp 5 - As you can see from the results , the Warp 5's 2D
isn't 'super fast' It is above average , and can be considered good , however
if you want REAL fast 2D , read below... (Score: 128.38)
STB Velocity 128 - The brute 128bit power and blazing SGRAM show
what they can do in this benchmark. The RIVA card simply shatters the competition.
I hope to have some more cards to compare this to , such as the Millenium
II , ET6000 , and more 2D/3D cards , such as Outlaw 3D and Permedia 2.
(Score: 292.67 !!)
Final Reality Benchmarks
- In my opinion , this is one of the coolest benchmarks out.
Watching this one is actually fun! The benchmark tests 2D as well as Direct3D
preformance (main portion)
As you can see from this benchmark , the 2D or the Warp 5 and Velocity
128 come pretty close. The RIVA is faster in 3D , however the image quality
is far worse than that of the Warp 5. (Especially the Anti-alaising , which
Oak Warp 5 - The Warp 5 seems to fair better against the RIVA
in the 2D tests , losing by only .02 points. The 3D is slower and the overall
score does lag a bit , however in my opinion , the Oak Warp 5 makes
up for this in image quality. [Scores: Overall , 1.45 , 2D , 1.05 , 3D
, 1.76 ]
Velocity 128 - There is no doubt that this is one fast card!
As you can see , the RIVA puts the Warp 5 away with it's stunning 3D score.
However , nVidia needs to work on their image quality , because it is being
put to shame by the Warp 5 , V2x00 , and of course the 3dfx Voodoo. [Scores:
Overall 1.67 , 2D , 1.07 , 3D , 2.14 ]
Oak Warp 5 - The Oak Warp 5 does provide playability in 800x600
, however , it is obviously no match for the RIVA's mighty 128bit engine.
The Warp 5 looks better , however , the RIVA is obviously much faster.
It is up to you as to which one you want , speed or quality...or both...
3D Turok Demo Real world gaming
results - Of course , no one cares how well their card preforms
in synthetic benchmarks if it can't preform in the real world. (Err...Rage
Pro :) So , I have compiled a real world test comparing the FPS of the
Warp 5 and Velocity 128 (more to come) in Direct3D games. (Unfortunately
, Oak doesn't have an OpenGL ICD for quake2. If anyone knows anyway which
I can run Quake2 w/the Warp 5 , please e-mail me)
Well , here are the results:
Velocity 128 - Once again the Velocity proves itself. Shattering
the Warp 5 once again , the RIVA chipset isn't one to be messed with in
D3D at least. Nearly 20fps in 800x600 on a 6x86 is a feat with which few
, if any , video cards can compete. nVidia mentioned that the RIVA
128 was a processor made specifically for D3D , and these benchmarks prove
**I will be adding to this page continously , so come back and visit
Image Quality - A visitor
suggested that I give snapshots to back up my image quality analysis ,
so here they are. The snapshots were taken in Jedi Knight , 800x600 , Min
texture set to 30. To view in full size , right click , then select view
Oak Warp 5
See what Im talking about? The RIVA , which supposedly has good graphic
quality , doesnt even compare to the warp 5. The Warp 5 is better in every
respect. In my opinion , the Warp 5 makes even the Voodoo weep! Enlarge
the images to see what I mean! Compare the jagged RIVA edges to the Warp
5's. The Warp 5's anti-alaising is simply amazing. As you can see , when
it comes to image quality , the Warp 5 is second to none. (I am expecting
the Outlaw 3D (V2x00 board) to arrive soon. Hopefully this board will provide
some competition for the Oak in the image quality field.)
6x86L-Pr200+ non MMX
32Meg 60ns EDO RAM
STB Velocity 128 4megs
Oak Warp 5 209a , 4megs (evaluation version)
S3 Trio 64V2/DX 1meg
2.1gig Samsung IDE (no DMA/33)
2D tests were run on 800x600x16bit since
S3 only had 1meg of Video Ram.