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Evergreen Technologies Spectra400
Page 3 - Graphical Performance
Author: Dan Podhola (WebMasterP)
Date: May 06, 2000
Category: Hardware
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The test scores here were heavily reliant on the processor as well as the Voodoo3 3000 (Excluding the memory Test). You might have noticed the Direct 3D benchmark. That hurt. As a matter of fact, I had to run the test five separate times because it kept crashing the system. The memory bandwidth was mainly increased due to the increased Front Side Bus (FSB) speed (50 MHz up to 66 MHz). Unfortunately, the EDO RAM, I believe, is what is really holding this upgrade back.

Now for the fun part. I did install Half-Life on the old Cyrix box (now I call the Spectra Box) and it runs at 640x480 only. I have included some benchmarks for those of you gamers who are stuck with old boxes. These were run with DirectX 7.0a and have the most recent Voodooo3 drivers (01-27-00).

Half-Life
Xtreme Demo


Half-Life


Yes, the benchmark for Half-Life just plain sucked with the Spectra. However, it is fairly playable at 640x480 and I didn't bother benching the Cyrix becuase it wasn't worth the wait! I was playing "Alpha.9er" on our in home network and he even killed me a couple times =).

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