Test Configuration

Processor/MB: Intel Pentium II - 400 - ABIT BX6
AMD K6-2 300
Intel Pentium MMX 233
Cyrix M-II 300
Iwill XA-100
RAM: 1 - 64MB Corsair PC100 SDRAM DIMM
Hard Drive(s): Western Digital Caviar AC35100 - UltraATA
Video Card(s): Diamond Riva TNT AGP
Diamond Stealth II G460 AGP
Matrox Mystique G200 AGP
Bus Master Drivers: Microsoft BMIDE Drivers
Video Drivers: Diamond G460 RC OpenGL ICD Drivers
Operation System(s): Windows 98

 

Ziff Davis Winbench 98 - 2D Performance

Business High End
Windows 98 - P2 400 Windows 98 - P2 400
G460 8MB 206 274
Matrox G200 8MB 207 269
Riva TNT 16MB 216 263

At 1024 x 768 x 16-bit color the G460 managed to stay fairly competitive among the next generation 2D/3D combination cards.

Pentium II Quake 2 - Open GL Performance

Timedemo
demo1.dm2 crusher.dm2
Pentium II - 400 @ 640 x 480 37.4 28.5
Pentium II - 233 @ 640 x 480 29.3 17.8
Pentium II - 400 @ 800 x 600 23.5 20.9
Pentium II - 233 @ 800 x 600 23.5 17.0
Pentium II - 400 @ 1024 x 768 13.8 12.6
Pentium II - 233 @ 1024 x 768 13.7 12.3

 

K6-2 Quake 2 - Open GL Performance

Timedemo
demo1.dm2 crusher.dm2
K6-2 300/100 @ 640 x 480 25.0 14.2
K6-2 300/66 @ 640 x 480 22.9 12.5
K6-2 300/100 @ 800 x 600 20.6 12.1
K6-2 300/66 @ 800 x 600 20.5 12.8
K6-2 300/100 @ 1024 x 768 13.5 11.0
K6-2 300/66 @ 1024 x 768 13.3 11.3

 

Pentium MMX/Cyrix M-II Quake 2 - Open GL Performance

Timedemo
demo1.dm2 crusher.dm2
PMMX-233 @ 640 x 480 22.4 13.2
M-II 300 @ 640 x 480 18.1 9.5
PMMX-233 @ 800 x 600 19.7 13.1
M-II 300 @ 800 x 600 17.3 9.5
PMMX-233 @ 1024 x 768 13.3 11.4
M-II 300 @ 1024 x 768 12.8 9.2

 

Direct 3D Performance

Forsaken Frame Rate (higher is better)
800 x 600 1024 x 768
Pentium II - 400 39.92 26.3

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