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Zarich
05-15-03, 04:59 PM
After much benchmarking it appears to me that if you take drivers beyond the 29.42s (with the exception of the 30.82s which are very similar) you are losing performance on a geforce 3.

The only thing that the newer drivers seem to give a geforce 3 is increased pixel and advanced pixel shader performance. However, the Geforce 3 is limited enough that youll likely be turning those pixel shader options off in order to run at a decent framerate.

anyone else seeing this?

The Baron
05-15-03, 05:09 PM
Losing performance IN WHAT?

Losing performance is a remarkably stupid phrase. A slower average framerate, mkay, that's one thing, but if the minimum framerate is much higher, even if the maximum framerate is lower, that driver is better.

Argh.

Zarich
05-15-03, 05:16 PM
Im getting on average 7fps lower on both maximum and 5 on minimum framerates. Some are as much as 10fps lower.

The Baron
05-15-03, 06:38 PM
In What Applications.

Argh. Back to article writing.

Zarich
05-15-03, 06:49 PM
games mainly and 3dmark 2001se.

3dmark2001se is where i can see the increase in pixel shaders while the fps in all other areas drop.