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VIA C3 1GHz Processor Review

By: Cameron Johnson | VIA CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jun 18, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.0%Manufacturer: VIA Technologies Taiwan

Real-World D3D Benchmarks

 

Max Payne

 

Max Payne is a new generation DirectX 7/8 game which is based on Hardware T&L advancements as well as many other features of the Intel Pentium 4 and Athlon XP.

 

 

This is definitely the C3's weak point. Not only the C3, but the chipset itself. Intense 3D gaming on the C3 is a definite must not, as the frame rate at even 640x480 is well below playable levels. Even with the Celeron, the PLE133 doesn't really generate the best playing experience, though it is possible.

 

Aquanox

 

We couldn't include Aquanox because for some reason the system would not run Aquanox on the PLE133 chipset. Every time we tried to load the program, the system would plain freeze.

 

DroneZmark

 

DroneZmark is based on the popular DroneZ game. DroneZmark includes the DroneZ engine and a looping demo to test those 3D subsystems

 

 

What can we say... Not playable.

 

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