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Athlon XP Chipset Shootout - VIA KT400 vs. VIA KT400A vs. nVidia nForce 2

By: Shawn Baker | AMD CPUs & APUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jun 12, 2003 4:00 am

Vulpine GLMark 1.1p

 

Vulpine GL mark is a Windows based OpenGL API designed to stress the OpenGL systems of a 3D Accelerator. Patch 1.1p adds in support for ATI Radeon 9800's fast 256bit memory interface optimisations and early support for the nVidia Geforce FX.

 

 

The bandwidth-ready nForce 2 really pulls ahead here and leaves the other two chipset eating its dirt.

 

Quake 3

 

Quake III Arena is a real-world OpenGL benchmark that we have been using here at TweakTown for quite a while now because it has proven itself to be one of the best gaming benchmarks around to compare a wide range of different products. Quake III is getting very old, but is still the best way of testing video and PC systems for any instabilities and best performance.

 

 

Again we see the nForce 2 leap in front with the KT400A being almost 90 FPS behind it.

 

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