Unreal Tournament 2003
In Inferno test the newcomer suddenly performed very well and even appeared among the three fastest testing participants.
S3 software developers did a great job on the drivers: DeltaChrome has now turned into a worthy competitor to the other tested solutions, while at first it was behind everybody, as you remember.
The advantage of S3 DeltaChrome S8 Nitro over the predecessor doesn’t require any additional comments of ours.
Antalus, is another demo where S3 DeltaChrome S8 Nitro feels at home. 8 pipelines and new drivers let it run almost as fast as the leaders do, falling just a little bit behind GeForce FX 5700 Ultra with its high-speed memory.
When we enable anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering the performance drops down dramatically. Extremely resource consuming FSAA implementation, not very efficient graphics processor performance and low memory frequency do their black deed. The performance of our hero is so low, that it doesn’t make sense to comment on each of the demos separately.