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September'2001 3Digest
comparatives of videocards' perfomance on VIA KT133A and AMD760 platforms



By Andrey Vorobiev

Quake3 - standard settings

Quake3 - maximum settings

Giants - maximum settings

Perfomance boost due to replacing Athlon 700 MHz with 1 GHz CPU is noticeable on the most powerful videocards only. All others do not show any speed improvements. The following statements are worthy of separate notes:

  • 3dfx Voodoo5 5500 shows noticeable perfomance boost after CPU change;
  • A number of cards show paradoxical perfomance decrease (though insignificant) after replacing Athlon 700 MHz with 1 GHz. This may be cause of 'raw' VIA drivers and 'raw' BIOSes of VIA KT133-based motherboards.

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