Voodoo3 driver performance

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Voodoo3 driver performance

Postby cxm717 » 2019-6-20 @ 18:24

Just like my other driver performance threads: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=67036, https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=66563, https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=66296 and https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=65409.

I used a Voodoo3 3500TV and the same P3 test setup (P3 800EB, intel OR840 with 512MB 800MHz RDRAM and an SBlive card).

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I also did some testing to see if there was any difference in miniGL performance between drivers:

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Re: Voodoo3 driver performance

Postby cxm717 » 2019-6-20 @ 18:35

The 99 game results:

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Re: Voodoo3 driver performance

Postby SSTV2 » 2019-6-20 @ 21:36

Interesting, I thought that older V3 driver revisions were significantly faster than newer ones, but judging by the results, both old and new drivers perform basically the same :confused:

Could you rerun tests for Q2, HL or Unreal with a slower CPU, like 333/400MHz Celeron if possible? I'd really like to see how well driver performance would scale then.
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Re: Voodoo3 driver performance

Postby cxm717 » 2019-6-23 @ 19:03

I can give it a go on my Celeron 300A and Aopen AX6BC. I'm also going to do some socket 7 testing with the Voodoo3, both on VIA and ALi.
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Re: Voodoo3 driver performance

Postby Justin1091 » 2019-6-24 @ 20:59

Very interesting! What about adding some third party drivers like amigamerlin's?
Are you going to do a V5 driver performance topic as well?
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Re: Voodoo3 driver performance

Postby cxm717 » 2019-6-26 @ 21:24

Justin1091 wrote:Very interesting! What about adding some third party drivers like amigamerlin's?

Yeah, I can do that. I don't really have any experience with the third party drivers, which ones do you think I should test?

Justin1091 wrote:Are you going to do a V5 driver performance topic as well?


At some point I would like to, I still have a few other cards I want to test also.
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Re: Voodoo3 driver performance

Postby cxm717 » 2019-7-08 @ 13:58

Some results with the Celeron 300a:

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Re: Voodoo3 driver performance

Postby Justin1091 » 2019-7-08 @ 18:29

cxm717 wrote:
Justin1091 wrote:Very interesting! What about adding some third party drivers like amigamerlin's?

Yeah, I can do that. I don't really have any experience with the third party drivers, which ones do you think I should test?


Maybe an amigamerlin vs 3dfx reference drivers comparison (both possible on 98 or 2k) with a V5?

cxm717 wrote:At some point I would like to, I still have a few other cards I want to test also.


Cool!
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Re: Voodoo3 driver performance

Postby cxm717 » 2019-7-12 @ 18:31

99 games with the Celeron 300a:

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