Pentium 4 EE 3.2Ghz

ABIT Siluro
GeForce FX 5900

Detonator 53.03

Detonator 56.55
3DMark2001SE1740817182
3DMark200358585840
3DMark2003
Pixel Shader
34.343.5
Aquamark 34585746117
UT2003 Demo
(Flyby)
251.8247.8
UT2004 Demo
(ONS-Torlan)
94.491.6
SplinterCell
1.2b (1_1_1_Tbilisi)
62.760.3
Serious Sam
SE 1.5b (VRZ Demo)
113.7116.5
Quake III
Arena (Demo004)
473442

The Detonator 56.55 is actually WHQL Certified
but not official yet and has some new features that are worth noting :

1. Support GeForce FX 5500, GeForce FX 5700LE and
GeForce FX 5700VE
2. Application profiles that allow you to select profiles for different games
and also customize your own preferred settings
3. Under Performance & Quality settings, you can force mipmaps to either
None/Bilinear/Trilinear and set Hardware acceleration for single or
multi-display modes
4. Under Advanced Direct3D settings, there are 3 new options; NULL fixed
function, NULL PS 1.x and NULL 2.x option to improve performance in pixel
shading demanding applications.
5. If you have enabled Coolbits, you will have the frequency adjustments page to
overclock. Before you start overclocking, you need to agree to the overclocking
license. The page offers “No overclocking” and “Manual overclocking” but some
users will have the additional “Auto Overclocking” that allows the software to
detect the best overclocked speed for you just like the ATi “OverDrive”
function. However, it is most recommended to tweak the clock frequencies
manually to obtain the optimum performance.

In conclusion, Detonator 53.03 is still faring better in most of
the benchmarks like 3DMark2001SE, UT2003, UT2004, SplinterCell and Quake III
Arena but there are some nice improvements in 3DMark2003’s Pixel Shader 2.0 test,
Aquamark 3 and Serious Sam SE.

 Forceware 56.55 Drivers Tested

 Forceware 56.55 Drivers Tested

 Forceware 56.55 Drivers Tested

 Forceware 56.55 Drivers Tested

 Forceware 56.55 Drivers Tested

 Forceware 56.55 Drivers Tested

 Forceware 56.55 Drivers Tested

The Detonator 56.55 is actually WHQL Certified
but not official yet and has some new features that are worth noting :

1. Support GeForce FX 5500, GeForce FX 5700LE and
GeForce FX 5700VE
2. Application profiles that allow you to select profiles for different games
and also customize your own preferred settings
3. Under Performance & Quality settings, you can force mipmaps to either
None/Bilinear/Trilinear and set Hardware acceleration for single or
multi-display modes
4. Under Advanced Direct3D settings, there are 3 new options; NULL fixed
function, NULL PS 1.x and NULL 2.x option to improve performance in pixel
shading demanding applications.
5. If you have enabled Coolbits, you will have the frequency adjustments page to
overclock. Before you start overclocking, you need to agree to the overclocking
license. The page offers “No overclocking” and “Manual overclocking” but some
users will have the additional “Auto Overclocking” that allows the software to
detect the best overclocked speed for you just like the ATi “OverDrive”
function. However, it is most recommended to tweak the clock frequencies
manually to obtain the optimum performance.

 


Pentium 4 EE 3.2Ghz

ABIT Siluro
GeForce FX 5900 (350/850Mhz)

Detonator 53.03

Detonator 56.55
3DMark2001SE1740817182
3DMark200358585840
3DMark2003
Pixel Shader
34.343.5
Aquamark 34585746117
UT2003 Demo
(Flyby)
251.8247.8
UT2004 Demo
(ONS-Torlan)
94.491.6
SplinterCell
1.2b (1_1_1_Tbilisi)
62.760.3
Serious Sam
SE 1.5b (VRZ Demo)
113.7116.5
Quake III
Arena (Demo004)
473442

Detonator 53.03 is still faring better in most of
the benchmarks like 3DMark2001SE, UT2003, UT2004, SplinterCell and Quake III
Arena but there are some nice improvement in 3DMark2003’s Pixel Shader 2.0 test,
Aquamark 3 and Serious Sam SE.



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 Forceware 56.55 Drivers Tested
Default

 Forceware 56.55 Drivers Tested
Force textures to lowest MIP

 Forceware 56.55 Drivers Tested
Force textures to lowest MIP + NULL options checked

There is an area of concern as users can now
improve the 3DMark03 score by forcing textures to lowest MIP but image quality
drop substantially. When NULL options are checked, basically the whole screen
turns white.

 

 Forceware 56.55 Drivers Tested
Detonator 53.03

 Forceware 56.55 Drivers Tested
Detonator 56.55

 

 Forceware 56.55 Drivers Tested
Detonator 53.03

 Forceware 56.55 Drivers Tested
Detonator 56.55