Unreal Tournament 2003
Using the ...
Quake 3 Arena, 640x480
Jedi Knight 2, 640x480
In each case, there's an increase in performance as we switch between memory optimizations. The biggest winners are the Q3 engine games, but UT 2003 shows improvement as well.
3D Mark 2003 - Summary
3D Mark 2003 - CPU Tests
Nothing new here.
As we've seen, the Game Accelerator BIOS made a huge difference, for the better, in our benchmarks. I would imagine any quality sticks of ram can easily handle the Street Racer option, and for F1, you'll need something really good. Even if you don't own performance ram, the system ran fine at Turbo, using a pair of Crucial PC2700 sticks (though I was not able to run them at 400MHz). At Turbo settings, the performance was still better than Auto, so consider this a free performance boost.
CPU performance didn't really change dramatically, there's more to a fast system than dropping in a speedy CPU. Our BIOS was BETA, but the official version is . For you , the Game Accelerator BIOS is also official, and you should pick it up. We'll be presenting our IS7 review before the end of the month, and we'll be using this new BIOS.
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