NVIDIA's New Driver 5.08
In this test we used NVIDIA's new pre-release driver rev. 5.08, as available at
Office Application Performance under Windows98SE
BAPCo's Sysmark2000 has become the de-facto standard for office application benchmarking. You can see it, Giga-Athlon does not score as high as Giga-Pentium III, but it's not too far behind. Athlon on KX133 is slightly faster than on Irongate with enabled SuperBypass. The Giga-Pentium III results are more interesting. They show once more that nothing can beat the good old Intel 440BX chipset even with Giga-Coppermine. VIA's Apollo Pro 133A is just as fast as Intel's i820 using the fast PC800 RDRAM, but both are far behind BX. i840 is rather close to BX, but it can't quite reach it. It's remarkable however, that i840 with PC600 RDRAM is still scoring better than i820 or Apollo Pro 133A.