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S3 DeltaChrome S8 Gets Nitro Acceleration: Review of the Revamped S8

Started by: I | Date 03/10/04 04:59:23 AM
Comments: 36 | Last Comment:  09/02/16 04:10:30 AM

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I see that you guys make interesting tests here.
Here is one interesting for me:
- Ati Radeon 8500 vs Geforce 3/4
- Ati Radeon 7xxx vs Geforce 2/4MX

As you all know nvidia at the time of those cards was the best, but ati NOW have much better drivers then before, so today, how much good are nvidia cards vs ati cards in today/older games, the difference is still there? Or ati hardware was already good, only needed good drivers?

What difference does older games have today comparing to 2/3 years ago drivers?
Was really Geforce a better hardware product at that time?

Ps: All this because i have played NBA 2003 on a integrated IGP340 and it was cool, nod bad really, only by updating drivers from Catalyst 2.5 to Catalyst 4.1.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 03/10/04 04:59:23 AM]
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We always consider different benchmarks and approaches. If at some point it makes sense to benchmark 2-3 year old graphics cards, we will do it.

Our main focus is to compare graphics cards using the most up-to-date drivers and modern games. These graphics cards offer new feature sets over the previous generation offerings and are available in the market, therefore, the main target is to tell readers what is the best choice now.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 03/10/04 10:54:07 PM]

I think that you should have haded Geforce 5200 and radeon 9200 to the test! Those are the competion to S3, well depends on price.
Here every one buys geforce 5200 and even geforce4mx and they are non ultra versions and if you think thats bad imagine if they are "all" 64bit versions!!!!

Some buys 5600 ou 9600 but even so arent the ultra versions!!! Who can give mode than 150€ for a graphics card?
Almost every body goes for 5200 and 9200 65€ cards.

All in all the S3 chip is good at least thats what i think. Drivers? Well all have problems in that are some more than others.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 03/10/04 05:07:09 AM]

I would like to see benchmarks done in programs and games with this board - when the name of their executable files have been changed, like 3dmark03.exe becomes oogabooga.exe

I suspect they still have optimizations in their drivers
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 03/11/04 01:57:41 PM]

nitro video password

0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 05/17/05 12:30:19 PM]


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