S3 GammaChrome S18 Pro Video Card Review :: Setup and Performance

04-26-2005 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Benjamin Sun

The test system used in this review is the same as used in all standard motherboards.org reviews. To be fair, the target market for this video card is not the X850XT PE or the S18 GammaChrome in SLI mode. S3's partners are selling the GammaChrome for under $100, so keep that in mind when comparing the card to the others being tested.

Test System

  • 3.4 GHz Pentium 4 Extreme Edition
  • 1 GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2 667MHz
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs 9.3ms seek 10K RPM
  • Foxconn 925X motherboard
  • Asus 16X DVD-ROM
  • ePower 600W PSU
  • Windows XP with SP2
  • DirectX 9.0c

Test Software

  • Doom3 TimeDemo 1 1024x768 no AA no AF, 4x AA 8x AF
  • HL2 Anandtech rev7 Canal and Coast timedemo 1024x768 no AA no AF, 4X AA 8X AF
  • Aquamark 3
  • Halo
  • Serious Sam The Second Encounter Little Trouble Demo
  • 3DMark 2005
  • 3DMark 2003
  • UT2003
  • Gunmetal Benchmark 2
  • Final Fantasy The Benchmark 2