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Wrapper Performance on Lower End Video Cards

Added:  Saturday, May 08, 1999
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf

Page: 5/6

RIVA 128ZX Wrapper Performance @ GU  

  Wrapper Performance on Lower End Video Cards : RIVA 128ZX

Clide ver 2.4

Mario made 15.5 fps in the Mario demo spot, but only 7 fps in WaveRace, bringing up the point that the individual game may affect performance depending on how optimised the calls it uses are in the wrapper. The downside? Once again, the sky texture and mipmap problems for Wave Race occurred. 


Jumping off the Chopper

GL2IDE rev C

GL2IDE, with the OpenGL ICD of the RIVA 128ZX, performed very well. With 12 fps in Mario, and 6.5 in WaveRace, it can be said to be on par with the other wrappers, perhaps even faster with a card more heavily optimized for OpenGL than D3D.  

Also, the sky texture problem for  WaveRace clears up in GL2IDE, leading to the possibility that Direct3D itself, and not the coders of the other wrappers, are at fault for that problem.


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