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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [08.26.02]
Manufactured by: Intel
Price: $546 (street)

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OpenGL: Jedi Knight II

I decided to replace the aging Quake 3 benchmark with Jedi Knight II.  Don't worry, JKII is still based off the Q3 engine, but being a newer game, it is much more taxing on the system, and has more advanced features.  The benchmark is only available in the full retail version, unfortunately.

Serious Sam 2: The Second Encounter

SS:SE looks almost exactly like the first Serious Sam. The levels look the same, most of the monsters and weapons are the same... The only reason this wasn't an expansion is because both titles are budget titles... Still, we always like to use the latest games for testing, and the SS Engine has quite a few advanced features.  We use the most taxing demo included in game demo, Valley of the Jaguar.

This time we don't see much of an increase at all on this resolution.  A lower res would show more of an increase (probably 10.5% of course).


DroneZ is another German game that was bundled with almost every GeForce 3. Like AquaNox, it is big on flash, but lacking in substance. Nonetheless it makes for an excellent benchmark...

Again, hardly anything to talk about here.  The video card is bottlenecking our scores.  If I had the time, I would redo some of these benchmarks... Maybe when the Athlon arrives...

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