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Stereoscopic 3D Benchmarking: DDD, iZ3D, Nvidia

By November 11, 2010March 24th, 2020Editorial

Resident Evil 5

While the Resident Evil 5 benchmark was released as a marketing tool to promote Nvidia’s GeForce 3D Vision compatibility, it runs equally well on all three S-3D driver solutions.  All settings were maxed out for the test.

Resident Evil 5 1280 X 720 FPS Resident Evil 5, FPS, 1920 X 1080

We were very surprised to see that Resident Evil 5 consistently performs better in stereoscopic 3D on DDD and iZ3D drivers compared to Nvidia’s GeForce 3D Vision on both the 6870 and GTX285.

On the GTX285, the iZ3D drivers maintained a modest two to three FPS advantage over DDD’s TriDef Experience – and this gap widens at 8AA or more.  In contrast, DDD did much better on the 6870 with an eight to twelve FPS lead over iZ3D.

Resident Evil 5, 1280 X 720, 3D Efficiency Resident Evil 5, 1920 X 1080, 3D Efficiency

While Resident Evil 5 was a great marketing push for Nvidia’s GeForce 3D Vision, it isn’t a great contender for demonstrating GPU performance in 3D.  Compared to 3D Vision’s competitors, it doesn’t once breach the 60% efficiency grade on the GTX285.

In contrast, the DDD and iZ3D drivers are able to reach anywhere from nearly 50% to almost 80% efficiency on the GTX285.  On the 6870, the DDD drivers are easily 10% more efficient than iZ3D’s.

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