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Reviewed by: Trevor Flynn [08.19.03]
Edited by: Carl Nelson

Manufactured by: Gigabyte
Est. Street Price: $80-95

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Next we'll try a couple more synthetic benchmarks to see if these results hold steady. First up is Vulpine's GLMark, which puts into use all of the latest OpenGL technologies available. Tests were run at 1024x768x32 with default settings.

Pretty close on all fronts here, with the nForce2 barely pulling back ahead. Next we'll try some real work gaming benchmarks to see if it performs any better. For our Unreal Tournament benchmark we've used the nice little set that is provided kindly by the folks over at [H]ardOCP. The default High Quality settings were used at 1024x768x32 resolution, in Direct3D mode.

The nForce2 once again outperforms the KT600 in these tests, but is able to compete much better than the KT400a was.

Finally we'll finish things off with a quick run of Massive Development's Aquamark benchmark test run with default settings.

Once again the nForce2 is ahead, but only by a slim margin of a single frame per second.  It would seem that after 8 months, VIA has finally been able to create a chipset that can compete performance wise with Nvidia's powerhouse nForce2.

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