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Leadtek Winfast GeForce 2 GTS
Leadtek Winfast GeForce 2 GTS - PCSTATS
Nvidia took the gaming community by storm when they originally released the first GPU, the original GeForce. Here was a chipset that ran at a measly 120 MHz...
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External Mfg. Website: Leadtek Nov 30 2000   D. Dee  
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3D Mark 2000 32-Bit Performance

3D Mark 2000 32-Bit Performance

We tested our LeadTek GF2 unit utilizing an Athlon @ 733 MHz on a VIA KX-133 chipset. Due to problems we mentioned earlier with AGP 4X on the VIA chipset, all our tests were confined within the AGP 2X mode. It's not really a big problem, since there's virtually no performance difference between AGP 2X and AGP 4X. We used NVidia's version 5.30 reference drivers. The first test we ran was MadOnion's 3D Mark 2000 benchmark to get some type of synthetic scores with our video card. Next, we used the good old Quake III timedemo to get some real world performance numbers. We are going to show you two sets of numbers for each test. One is going to be a score at default core and memory clock and the other at overclocked core and memory clock.

Test System Configuration

Processors Athlon @ 733 MHz
Memory 128 Megs PC-133 SDRAM
Hard Disk Drive Western Digital Expert 18.1 Gig
Video Card LeadTek WinFast GeForce 2 GTS
Motherboards ABIT KA7 (KX-133)
Operating System Windows 98 Second Edition

3D Mark 2000 16-Bit

3D Mark 2000 32-Bit

Quake III Fastest 16-Bit

Quake III High Quality 32-Bit

It's obvious, the LeadTek GeForce 2 GTS is really fast at any resolution and especially at high resolutions and high color depth modes. Overclocking the video card does make for some better results, but you don't really see big differences until you start going up on the resolution. It's interesting to note, that in both the 16-bit and 32-bit Quake III test, the default clock test yielded somewhat higher performance than the overclocked test in 640x480 resolution. I don't really have an explanation for that. Although, you can clearly see, the performance pick ups as you up the resolution. At 1024x768 resolution is where you see the most pronounced difference.

GeForce vs. GeForce 2 GTS Comparison

The graph above is a comparison between our MSI GeForce SDR vs. the LeadTek GeForce 2 GTS. You can see how both video cards are pretty close in the 16-Bit color, but in 32-Bit color, the GeForce 2 GTS pulls ahead by quite a few frames. We can pretty easily conclude that the GeForce 2 GTS chipset really shows its muscles in high resolutions and high color depth modes. That's definitely a step in the right direction.

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Contents of Article: Leadtek GeForce 2 GTS
 Pg 1.  Leadtek Winfast GeForce 2 GTS
 Pg 2.  very first things we noticed
 Pg 3.  — 3D Mark 2000 32-Bit Performance
 Pg 4.  Conclusion

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