A DOS game that needs a Pentium-class (fifth generation) CPU to run at all. You can run it on the Cyrix 5x86, Pentium-class or newer CPU's.

The demo version, though being 3D-rendered, doesn't use 3D accelerators. In case you use a decent PCI graphics card this game is excellent for benchmarking CPU's. When comparing your results to mine please take into account that I used a GeForce 3 on AGP-motherboards. I noticed that using different cards like a seemingly less powerful GeForce 2 MX400 can get better results in DOS.


My benchmark method

I used the demo version and left every option on default settings. Before writing down the score I waited a short while for the score-indicator to settle down. Often the score-indicator would slow down one or two frames.

Because the score-indicator can't display high framerates this benchmark isn't suitable for fast systems. Use it systems with CPU's from low-end Pentiums to Pentium-MMX, Cyrix 6x86MX or AMD K6. The screenshot below shows the MDK benchmark on a fast system on which the score isn't ideal.

Note that the 65 points for the Pentium 166 in the screenshot is acquired using a normal Pentium 166, not the MMX version (which has 32KB L1-cache, rather than 16KB)!

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Benchmarks run with this application
CPU (chipset) score
Celeron 300A (i440BX)
150.00
Pentium II 266 (i440BX)
138.00
Pentium II 233 (i440BX)
122.00
Pentium Pro 200 (440FX)
116.00
Pentium MMX 233 (430VX)
101.00
Celeron 300 (i440BX)
99.00
Pentium MMX 200 (430VX)
94.00
Celeron 266 (i440BX)
93.00
MII 300GP/66x3.5 (430VX)
92.00
K6 266AFR (ALi Aladdin 5)
87.00
Winchip 2 233 (ALi Aladdin 5)
87.00
Pentium MMX 166 (430VX)
82.00
Pentium 200 (430VX)
82.00
K6 233ANR (430VX)
78.00
6x86MX PR233 (ALi Aladdin 5)
78.00
Pentium 166 (430VX)
72.00
6x86MX PR200 (ALi Aladdin 5)
70.00
Pentium 150 (430VX)
66.00
Pentium 133 (430VX)
64.00
K6 166ALR (430VX)
63.00
Winchip C6 200 (ALi Aladdin 5)
59.00
Pentium 120 (430VX)
58.00
6x86 P200+ (430VX)
53.00
Pentium 100 (430VX)
51.00
Pentium 90 (430VX)
47.00
K5 PR166 (430VX)
47.00
6x86 PR166 (430VX)
47.00
6x86 P150+ (430VX)
43.00
K5 PR133 (430VX)
41.00
K5 PR100 (430VX)
39.00
Pentium 75 (430VX)
38.00
K5 PR90 (430VX)
35.00
Pentium 60 (Hendrixx)
32.00
5k86 P75 (430VX)
29.00
Pentium Overdrive 83 (UMC PCI)
28.00
Cx5x86 100GP (UMC PCI)
20.00