Here is about a month ago at sharkys testing a voodoo3 3500,using a pIII 500 128m pc100,the v3 clearly beats the o/c TNT ULTRA across the board.
Heres the recent one done with the TNT2 ultra by Herc @ 175/200 and another Herc o/c by Sharkys @ 195/240.
They felt the need to o/c the Herc and run the V3 3000 stock.........Why?????I feel this is more accurate using a TNT2 ULTRA @195/240 against a v3 3500 @ 220.IT IS PERFECTLY CLEAR, AT 190 the v3 beats the o/c TNT2 ULTRA across the board.As for 190 and up, well.. And all these benches come from Sharkeys but they failed to publish them together.I felt the need to do so ,so I published them together for them. The bottom 3 benches were on a slot 1 with 256megs of PC133 ram and they failed to mention the cpu speed,but the 133mhz ram can only go with one type of cpu PIII 500 or 550mhz.
Its plain and simple the V3 3500 produces higher(much)frames per second.Then the HERC TNT2 w/32 megs of ram.......
There isnt even a glide bench here like Unreal using glide (V3) and d3d(TNT2). which all benches in this type of comparison should be done.
[This message has been edited by DEANRIL (edited 05-16-99).]
Yah you know very few boards will do a reveiw without having a favorite going into the benchmarks. They then publish the test results that "look" the best (assuming the numbers are too to began with). Just look at Tom's Hardware.
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Well at the Firing Squad, they did a review of the Hercules and guess what, they have a Voodoo 3 3000 regular AND overclocked and it's pretty close to what Sharky's had if not a bit low but, the Hercules looks like it still came on top:
Gunpramaster ,I was wondering where the TNT2 ULTRA came out on top?This is from the web site you specified.Now this is a accurate review and bench.Except for one thing ,no glide comparison.
This is from the FIRING SQUAD hardware page,it shows one nice thing too,no matter which cpu 500mhz or 400mhz the voodoo3 is still the best performing card.And we all know from 400mhz and below the v3 is the best performing card there aswell.
Heh, my mistake, I guess I was infected by "TOM'sHardwareitis"! But hey, I like the Hercules and probably gonna get it!=) Enjoy your Voodoo 3! I personal think that enjoying your own piece of heaven is what counts! So love your V3, I'll love my TNT2 Sorry about the mix up.
Look DEANRIL I think that people are getting sick of this comparison (I know I am). The Voodoo 3 is fast, but it is not in the same league as the TNT2. I would buy a Voodoo3 but after seeing all the areas were it lacks it is clear that the TNT2 is a better buy.
The Voodoo 3 still uses the small testure size, 16bit color, and does not use AGP 2X or 4X to any effect.
Use your Voodoo and get as many frames per seconed as you like, as long as I get over 30 fps and GOOD image quality I am happy with my card.
Now lets end these pointless threads.
You're all talking about fps but
I've seen a picture which clearly shows
the TNT chipset produces more sharp images
then the V3. One thing is for sure :
the DVD playback of the V3 is better than
the DVD of the TNT2 and 3dfx was the first
to produce (stable) drivers with 3Dnow-
I have a viper550 and I wait till fall
before bying a new card, I hope the next
generation shows up then : 64 MB Ram,
texture compression, hardware DVD playback,
TV-in, out, FlatPanelSupport, fillrate
of 600 to 800 Mtexels, suppport for 3D-
glasses, drivers for Win2000,Win95/98,
Linux, DirectX7, ....
I will join the conference about timetraveling that will be held 14 days ago
I got voodoo3 3000 and it look good image than tom image.When tom show picture of quake2 not same as my image so my image quake2 look sharper and nothing dark in depth,it sharper edge.
As long as i concern so i am not going to believe any of their like Tom or Anandtech or etc show thier picture of image.But i still like for them to keep post news from benchwork anyway.
I test my v3 3000 on quake2 demo1 1024x768x16=81.2 fps on my p2 350 64 ram and gigabyte mb.
I notice that you ignored my comment about the texture size!! Have you seen the benchmarks when the textures get bigger, the Voodoo3 drops down to an unplayable fps. For now games developers will still use the smaller textures, but in the future 16bit color (Oh Yeah 22bit ) and small texture sizes will not cut it.