Originally posted by Chalnoth
Out of the gate, the GF3 had performance issues related to immature drivers. The drivers were quite stable at launch.
Then again, the GeForce3 had lower hardware specs than the GeForce2 Ultra, so there's no reason why it certainly had to outperform it in all situations at all.
I would call holding back reviews unitl nV felt the drivers were ready as driver issues. Also with all of the new technology in the GF3 it should have never lossed to the GF2 Ultra (crossbar mem being just one of the new tech it had over the older).