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

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

3DMark2001 SE

 

3DMark2001 SE is part of the popular 3DMark series. By combining DirectX 8.1 support with completely new graphics (including the GeForce4), it continues to provide benchmark results that empower you to make informed hardware assessments. Build 330 adds support for video cards that have Vertex Shaders but no Pixel Shaders,

 

 

Dual Channel power leads again with VIA's more recent KT400A falling behind its predecessor.

 

3DMark03

 

3DMark03 is the latest installment in the popular 3DMark series. By combining DirectX 9 support with completely new graphics (including the GeForce FX and ATI Radeon 9800), it continues to provide benchmark results that empower you to make informed hardware assessments.

 

 

Not much in it but again the KT400A slips to the back of the pack.

 

Code Creatures

 

Code Creatures is a Synthetic benchmark based on Direct X 8 which gives users the chance to see another highly involved benchmark program. Focusing on 2 elements Grass and Water video cards are stressed to the limit resulting in quite low scoring benchmarks. Users get to see a more intensive side of DirectX 8 thanks to the engine behind Code Creatures.

 

- Grass Section

 

 

nForce 2 and KT400 are neck and neck but we are beginning to see a trend with the KT400A performing worst of all.

 

- Water Section

 

 

We see similar results as the Grass Section - nForce 2 and KT400 are still battling it out.

 

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