Testing will consist of a few simple programs that will show just how well this card can handle the chores of graphics processing. The test system has not been overclocked since we want to see how well the video card can do, not an overclocked system. Here's what we're testing on:
Athlon XP 1800+
512MB Crucial PC2100 DDR
Seagate Barracuda IV 40GB Hard Drive
Hitachi CM814 21" Monitor
Windows XP Professional
VIA 4-in-1 drivers v4.38
nVidia Detonator v28.32
- Default settings
- All tests run
- Default settings
- All tests run
Quake III Arena
- v1.11 with Demo001
Quake III Arena testing was done with these settings:
- GL Extensions: On
- Full Screen: On
- Lighting: Lightmap
- Geometric Detail: Slider bar set to MAX
- Texture Quality: 32 bit
- Texture Filter: Tri-Linear
- All "Eye Candy" enabled
For comparison purposes, I'll be running the same tests on a Prolink GeForce3 video card as well. Since this is the same general level card that a lot of people still use, it will give us an idea as to how it compares. Also of note is that the GeForce3 board has been overclocked to 230 core and 500 memory. Who said that life was fair?
While the older 3DMark2000 has limited usefulness, it is still fun to see just how well a modern system can score when running it. It was the cream of the crop for some time, but has been outdated since the GeForce3 Titanium series cards hit the market. Since then, the newer versions have been more informative. But hey, I like the big numbers.
The top screenshot is of the GeForce3 card. Considering that both cards are running at 500MHz memory speeds during this test, we're seeing just how much difference the new GeForce4 GPU creates. But now that we have that out of our system, lets take a peek at something more up to date.
3DMark2001 is a synthetic Direct3D benchmark that is compatible with DirectX 8. It takes full advantage of the Geforce3/4 and DirectX 8 enhancements. 3DMark2001 has become the world's most used benchmark and is by far the most popular gamer's benchmark.
Again, the top screenshot is of the older GeForce3 board while the bottom shows the X-Micro T4200. Remember on the front page and the picture of the retail box? Remember the remark on it that states "Pure Adrenaline"? I think we're beginning to see what they were talking about. When we consider in the fact that both boards have DirectX 8 support built in the chipset, we are beginning to see just how much power comes with the modern video board. Over 1200 points difference between the two!
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- X-Micro T4200 - Page 1 [Introduction]
- X-Micro T4200 - Page 2 [Specifications]
- X-Micro T4200 - Page 3 [In the Box]
- X-Micro T4200 - Page 4 [The Card]
- X-Micro T4200 - Page 5 [Testing]
- X-Micro T4200 - Page 6 [Testing Continued/Overclocking]
- X-Micro T4200 - Page 7 [Conclusion]
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