(largest texture size / high quality sound)
“timedemo=1; demo Q3Test1demoX” commands:
expected, with the higher clockspeeds of the Spectra 5400PE, it
ousted the Diamond V770 in all of the benchmarks. This is particularly seen in higher resolutions, where
performance gets limited by the TNT2 core / mem speed itself, and
the Spectra 5400PE starts pulling away from its competitor. At lower resolutions, the performance of both cards is nearly
equal, and limited by the CPU speed itself.
I don’t have a TNT2 Ultra card myself, I can’t really compare
similar overclocked results between cards. But based on extrapolation, the Spectra 5400PE does perform
as well as any of its overclocked TNT2 Ultra counterparts. However,
if you’re expecting Canopus to have worked wonders in speed or
overclockability with their proprietary hardware / software design,
you’ll be largely disappointed.
"Okay, that’s fast enough for me in any case. So, how’s the picture quality with the Super Signal Highway
and Dual Filter technology?"