Anyone tried the Chameleon Benchmark?

By SuperCheetah ยท 4 replies
Mar 31, 2002
  1. I just noticed this test can be done and was wondering if any of you members have tried this out yet? It is supposedly going to become a standard in benchmarking once the GeForce 3's and 4's becoming standard in many computers.

    You must have a GeForce 3 or higher to run this benchmark!!! To bad for me and my poor little GeForce 2 Pro. :(
  2. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    I'll not be using this "benchmark" as it seems to be BS. It doesn't support Pixel Shaders 1.4.
    Pixel Shaders 1.4 is basically a more performance optimized version, which the ATI Radeon 8500 supports.

    I'm not going to support some BS by NVIDIA that will show no performance difference between geforce 3/4 cards & ati radeons when it comes to pixel shaders.

    The ATI radeon 8500 has better Pixel Shader support as it supports a faster version of it. This is just marketing garbage from NVIDIA.
  3. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 709

    I agree with you that this is most than likely a marketing scheme from Nvidia to make ATI look bad, but I don't think this benchmark should be meant to compare an ATI vs. a GeForce. I personally like the ATI 8500DV card alot and am thinking of getting one myself for my next card, so in no way am I downing ATI.

    I just want to see the differences between GeForce 3 and GeForce 4 card, not the difference compared to an ATI 8500.

    And I think that ATI makes a better card than Nvidia, the only thing stopping me from getting that ATI 8500DV is money and I'm waiting to see if their driver support will improve.
  4. eddy05

    eddy05 TS Rookie Posts: 152

    BTW did you see before the Radeon 8800 vs. Quadro4 750XGL preview? It shows that although Quadro4 750XGL has a better hardware than Radeon 8800, the ATi crew focused their work more to the drivers. As a result, the CPU work load was reduced and thus, faster performance in a few areas, where Raw CPU power isn't the key to performance.
  5. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    Pixel Shaders 1.1 it uses.
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