[MPlayer-users] Re: best graphical card for mplayer

Jonathan Rogers jonner at teegra.net
Thu Sep 11 20:24:19 CEST 2003

Julien WAJSBERG wrote:
> It's well known Nvidia and ATI were cheating with the 3D Mark 2003
> program... They used optimizations specifically for this program, and
> working with nothing else, to gain more fps. NVidia cheated considerably
> more than ATI, BTW.

I'll make sure not to consider 3D Mark the next time I need a new video 
card. Actually, I'm still satisfied with my TNT2 card. If I get a new 
one, I'm sure it won't be top of the line. I'm more concerned with 
whether the hardware works than if gets 200 FPS on a certain benchmark.

It certainly is necessary to take marketing information from these 
companies with boulders of salt. I'd much more trust indvidual 
experiences from disinterested third parties. That's why lists like this 
are good. We can hear from people who have Nvidia, ATI, MGA, and other 

Jonathan Rogers

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