From: Donncha O Caoimh (donncha.ocaoimh at domain tradesignals.com)
Date: Mon 28 Feb 2000 - 09:50:41 GMT
I did a timedemo on demo1 of the commercial release of Quake 3
Disappointing results with the Riva TNT :(
On my PII450 I maxxed out at 20fps, that was using vertex lighting, and
several options hand tuned from various Quake 3 tuning sites. It didn't
seem to matter how I changed the level of detail on the models. Even
reducing the detail down to 0 (nothing had textures!) didn't improve
When I switched on lightmapping fps dropped down to 12 or 14.
Performance on Matrox cards should be a lot better since they use
DMA/direct access. That's what's killing the performance on the TNT
Here's hoping Xfree96 4.0 is released on time! (and they somehow manage
to support the TNT)
Must try Quake3 with a Voodoo 3 tonight..
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