Tornado Datapath DGC41C

The Power9100 is a P9001 and 5286 chip combined into one. These two chips are an attempt of Weitek to enter the graphics market. They used to manufacture FPU's before.

My card is sold in mid-1995 and performance-wise in a, then high-end P100 system, it's slow. In some cases even an ISA-based ET4000AX surpasses the Power9100.

Specifications

Chipset
PCB date
9526
Chip date
9448
RAM
2MB ? (?)
Interface
Condition
Card only
TV functions?
No
Engineering sample?
No
RAMDAC
?
Board revision
?

Benchmarks

GFX Doom score
Bali 32 1MB PCI(P100)
71.67
Viper V330 4MB PCI(P100)
70.19
Horizon 64 1MB PCI(P100)
69.02
Pipeline PCI BY 8 2MB PCI(P100)
67.96
3D Rage II+ DVD 4MB PCI(P100)
67.77
Mystique 220/4MB 4MB PCI(P100)
67.53
Stealth SE 1MB PCI(P100)
67.04
Stealth 64 2001 1MB PCI(P100)
66.98
ViRGE DX 1MB PCI(P100)
66.68
Stealth 64 PCI 4MB PCI(P100)
66.27
Crystal 20SD 1MB PCI(P100)
66.27
Stealth 64 PCI 1MB PCI(P100)
65.74
V7 -VEGA 1MB PCI(P100)
63.24
Mach 32 1MB PCI(P100)
61.27
Crystal 10SD 1MB PCI(P100)
59.00
8540 1MB PCI(P100)
53.81
TGUI 9420DGi 1MB PCI(P100)
45.87
Edge 3D 2120 2MB PCI(P100)
45.02
Edge 3D 3240 2MB PCI(P100)
44.95
SpeedSTAR 24 1MB ISA(P100)
32.06
ET4000AX 1MB ISA(P100)
32.06
Imagine 128 1MB PCI(P100)
31.26
Datapath DGC41C 2MB PCI(P100)
29.86
ET4000AX 1MB ISA(P100)
27.10
SuperVGA ET4000 1MB ISA(P100)
27.10
GC208 512KB ISA(P100)
23.34
OTI 067 512KB ISA(P100)
18.76
Impression Plus/P4/HP 2MB PCI(P100)
16.17
TVGA 8900CL-C 512KB ISA(P100)
15.90
TVGA 8900C 1MB ISA(P100)
15.90
PVGA1A JK 16b 512KB ISA(P100)
15.80
Stealth II S220 4MB PCI(P100)
15.55
PVGA1A JK 8b 256KB ISA(P100)
15.20
OTI 037C 256KB ISA(P100)
11.80
OTI 037C 512KB ISA(P100)
11.70
GW201A 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
10.87
Winner 1000PRO 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
10.83
ET3000AX 256KB ISA(P100)
10.70
CL-GD5424 -80QC-C 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
10.34
CL-GD5428 80QC-A 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
10.30
1H10AD -VLB 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
10.02
SpeedSTAR 24 1MB ISA(DX2/66)
6.27
OTI 067 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
4.69
PVGA1A JK 16b 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
4.36
AVGA 20 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
4.18
GFX Quake score
Mystique 220/4MB 4MB PCI(P100)
28.50
Viper V330 4MB PCI(P100)
28.40
Stealth 64 2001 1MB PCI(P100)
28.40
Horizon 64 1MB PCI(P100)
28.40
Bali 32 1MB PCI(P100)
28.40
Stealth SE 1MB PCI(P100)
28.20
ViRGE DX 1MB PCI(P100)
28.20
V7 -VEGA 1MB PCI(P100)
28.10
Crystal 20SD 1MB PCI(P100)
27.70
Stealth 64 PCI 4MB PCI(P100)
27.60
Stealth 64 PCI 1MB PCI(P100)
27.50
Mach 32 1MB PCI(P100)
27.50
Pipeline PCI BY 8 2MB PCI(P100)
27.50
8540 1MB PCI(P100)
27.40
3D Rage II+ DVD 4MB PCI(P100)
26.70
Crystal 10SD 1MB PCI(P100)
26.00
TGUI 9420DGi 1MB PCI(P100)
24.20
Edge 3D 3240 2MB PCI(P100)
22.60
SpeedSTAR 24 1MB ISA(P100)
22.50
Edge 3D 2120 2MB PCI(P100)
22.50
ET4000AX 1MB ISA(P100)
22.50
Datapath DGC41C 2MB PCI(P100)
21.60
Stealth II S220 4MB PCI(P100)
21.20
SuperVGA ET4000 1MB ISA(P100)
21.00
ET4000AX 1MB ISA(P100)
21.00
Imagine 128 1MB PCI(P100)
20.30
OTI 067 512KB ISA(P100)
18.30
TVGA 8900CL-C 512KB ISA(P100)
18.20
PVGA1A JK 16b 512KB ISA(P100)
18.00
TVGA 8900C 1MB ISA(P100)
16.50
GC208 512KB ISA(P100)
16.00
PVGA1A JK 8b 256KB ISA(P100)
12.20
Impression Plus/P4/HP 2MB PCI(P100)
10.80
OTI 037C 256KB ISA(P100)
9.70
OTI 037C 512KB ISA(P100)
9.70
ET3000AX 256KB ISA(P100)
9.30
GFX SysChk score
Stealth 64 PCI 4MB PCI(P100)
82471.00
Stealth 64 PCI 1MB PCI(P100)
82028.00
Crystal 10SD 1MB PCI(P100)
82028.00
V7 -VEGA 1MB PCI(P100)
82028.00
Crystal 20SD 1MB PCI(P100)
79527.00
Stealth SE 1MB PCI(P100)
79045.00
Stealth 64 2001 1MB PCI(P100)
76720.00
Bali 32 1MB PCI(P100)
74505.00
TGUI 9420DGi 1MB PCI(P100)
74105.00
Pipeline PCI BY 8 2MB PCI(P100)
72447.00
ViRGE DX 1MB PCI(P100)
71662.00
Horizon 64 1MB PCI(P100)
68296.00
3D Rage II+ DVD 4MB PCI(P100)
67929.00
Mach 32 1MB PCI(P100)
64248.00
Edge 3D 3240 2MB PCI(P100)
61275.00
Edge 3D 2120 2MB PCI(P100)
59554.00
8540 1MB PCI(P100)
58280.00
Mystique 220/4MB 4MB PCI(P100)
56706.00
Datapath DGC41C 2MB PCI(P100)
55264.00
ET4000AX 1MB ISA(P100)
43913.00
TVGA 8900CL-C 512KB ISA(P100)
43187.00
TVGA 8900C 1MB ISA(P100)
42483.00
SuperVGA ET4000 1MB ISA(P100)
42483.00
SpeedSTAR 24 1MB ISA(P100)
42345.00
GC208 512KB ISA(P100)
41669.00
ET4000AX 1MB ISA(P100)
41669.00
Stealth II S220 4MB PCI(P100)
40254.00
Impression Plus/P4/HP 2MB PCI(P100)
39143.00
Imagine 128 1MB PCI(P100)
38522.00
AVGA 20 512KB ISA(P100)
37695.00
OTI 067 512KB ISA(P100)
37052.00
Viper V330 4MB PCI(P100)
33197.00
PVGA1A JK 16b 512KB ISA(P100)
28601.00
OTI 037C 256KB ISA(P100)
25573.00
OTI 037C 512KB ISA(P100)
25523.00
PVGA1A JK 8b 256KB ISA(P100)
24748.00
ET3000AX 256KB ISA(P100)
22409.00
GW201A 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
19040.00
Winner 1000PRO 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
18369.00
1H10AD -VLB 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
17625.00
CL-GD5428 80QC-A 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
14821.00
CL-GD5424 -80QC-C 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
14821.00
OTI 067 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
12849.00
SpeedSTAR 24 1MB ISA(DX2/66)
11593.00
AVGA 20 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
10310.00
PVGA1A JK 16b 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
9316.00
GFX Vidspeed "L" score
Viper V330 4MB PCI(P100)
33300.00
Bali 32 1MB PCI(P100)
33165.00
Stealth 64 2001 1MB PCI(P100)
26684.00
Stealth SE 1MB PCI(P100)
26640.00
Crystal 20SD 1MB PCI(P100)
26298.00
Mystique 220/4MB 4MB PCI(P100)
26089.00
ViRGE DX 1MB PCI(P100)
25801.00
Stealth 64 PCI 4MB PCI(P100)
20713.00
Stealth 64 PCI 1MB PCI(P100)
20428.00
Crystal 10SD 1MB PCI(P100)
16701.00
3D Rage II+ DVD 4MB PCI(P100)
14921.00
V7 -VEGA 1MB PCI(P100)
14854.00
Pipeline PCI BY 8 2MB PCI(P100)
14854.00
Mach 32 1MB PCI(P100)
13054.00
8540 1MB PCI(P100)
10082.00
Winner 1000PRO 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
5563.00
GW201A 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
5561.00
Edge 3D 3240 2MB PCI(P100)
4499.00
Edge 3D 2120 2MB PCI(P100)
4337.00
Datapath DGC41C 2MB PCI(P100)
4047.00
SpeedSTAR 24 1MB ISA(P100)
3788.00
ET4000AX 1MB ISA(P100)
3788.00
CL-GD5428 80QC-A 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
3774.00
1H10AD -VLB 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
3774.00
CL-GD5424 -80QC-C 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
3758.00
AVGA 20 512KB ISA(P100)
3048.00
SuperVGA ET4000 1MB ISA(P100)
3048.00
ET4000AX 1MB ISA(P100)
3048.00
Imagine 128 1MB PCI(P100)
2727.00
TVGA 8900CL-C 512KB ISA(P100)
2348.00
OTI 067 512KB ISA(P100)
2091.00
TVGA 8900C 1MB ISA(P100)
2067.00
PVGA1A JK 16b 512KB ISA(P100)
2016.00
Stealth II S220 4MB PCI(P100)
1905.00
GC208 512KB ISA(P100)
1797.00
SpeedSTAR 24 1MB ISA(DX2/66)
1128.00
PVGA1A JK 8b 256KB ISA(P100)
999.00
Impression Plus/P4/HP 2MB PCI(P100)
864.00
AVGA 20 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
856.00
OTI 037C 256KB ISA(P100)
731.00
OTI 037C 512KB ISA(P100)
730.00
OTI 067 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
719.00
PVGA1A JK 16b 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
705.00
ET3000AX 256KB ISA(P100)
667.00
GFX Wolfenstein 3D VGA score
Pipeline PCI BY 8 2MB PCI(P100)
70.00
Stealth 64 PCI 1MB PCI(P100)
70.00
3D Rage II+ DVD 4MB PCI(P100)
70.00
Mystique 220/4MB 4MB PCI(P100)
70.00
Viper V330 4MB PCI(P100)
70.00
ViRGE DX 1MB PCI(P100)
70.00
Edge 3D 2120 2MB PCI(P100)
70.00
Stealth 64 2001 1MB PCI(P100)
70.00
Stealth 64 PCI 4MB PCI(P100)
70.00
V7 -VEGA 1MB PCI(P100)
70.00
Horizon 64 1MB PCI(P100)
70.00
Edge 3D 3240 2MB PCI(P100)
70.00
8540 1MB PCI(P100)
70.00
Stealth SE 1MB PCI(P100)
70.00
Bali 32 1MB PCI(P100)
70.00
Mach 32 1MB PCI(P100)
70.00
SpeedSTAR 24 1MB ISA(P100)
61.00
ET4000AX 1MB ISA(P100)
61.00
Imagine 128 1MB PCI(P100)
59.00
Datapath DGC41C 2MB PCI(P100)
57.00
SuperVGA ET4000 1MB ISA(P100)
51.00
ET4000AX 1MB ISA(P100)
51.00
GC208 512KB ISA(P100)
43.00
OTI 067 512KB ISA(P100)
36.00
GW201A 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
35.00
Winner 1000PRO 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
34.00
CL-GD5424 -80QC-C 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
31.00
CL-GD5428 80QC-A 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
31.00
PVGA1A JK 16b 512KB ISA(P100)
29.00
1H10AD -VLB 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
29.00
TVGA 8900CL-C 512KB ISA(P100)
29.00
TVGA 8900C 1MB ISA(P100)
29.00
Stealth II S220 4MB PCI(P100)
27.00
PVGA1A JK 8b 256KB ISA(P100)
27.00
Impression Plus/P4/HP 2MB PCI(P100)
25.00
OTI 037C 512KB ISA(P100)
21.00
OTI 037C 256KB ISA(P100)
21.00
ET3000AX 256KB ISA(P100)
19.00
SpeedSTAR 24 1MB ISA(DX2/66)
15.00
AVGA 20 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
13.00
OTI 067 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
10.00
PVGA1A JK 16b 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
8.00
GFX X-Vesa reads 640x480x8b score
Stealth II S220 4MB PCI(P100)
14.10
Mystique 220/4MB 4MB PCI(P100)
10.10
3D Rage II+ DVD 4MB PCI(P100)
8.06
V7 -VEGA 1MB PCI(P100)
7.92
Viper V330 4MB PCI(P100)
7.47
Horizon 64 1MB PCI(P100)
7.13
Bali 32 1MB PCI(P100)
6.52
Pipeline PCI BY 8 2MB PCI(P100)
6.09
8540 1MB PCI(P100)
5.82
Edge 3D 3240 2MB PCI(P100)
5.50
Edge 3D 2120 2MB PCI(P100)
5.30
GW201A 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
5.30
1H10AD -VLB 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
3.49
Stealth 64 PCI 4MB PCI(P100)
2.83
Winner 1000PRO 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
2.74
Stealth 64 PCI 1MB PCI(P100)
2.64
Stealth SE 1MB PCI(P100)
2.27
ViRGE DX 1MB PCI(P100)
2.24
Datapath DGC41C 2MB PCI(P100)
2.23
Stealth 64 2001 1MB PCI(P100)
2.17
CL-GD5428 80QC-A 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
1.90
CL-GD5424 -80QC-C 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
1.87
Imagine 128 1MB PCI(P100)
1.57
AVGA 20 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
0.77
GFX X-Vesa writes 640x480x8b score
Mystique 220/4MB 4MB PCI(P100)
79.70
Viper V330 4MB PCI(P100)
79.60
Stealth II S220 4MB PCI(P100)
78.50
3D Rage II+ DVD 4MB PCI(P100)
76.60
Horizon 64 1MB PCI(P100)
64.10
Bali 32 1MB PCI(P100)
33.10
Horizon 64 1MB PCI(P100)
32.40
Pipeline PCI BY 8 2MB PCI(P100)
21.60
Stealth 64 2001 1MB PCI(P100)
21.40
Stealth 64 PCI 4MB PCI(P100)
20.20
ViRGE DX 1MB PCI(P100)
18.70
8540 1MB PCI(P100)
18.40
Stealth SE 1MB PCI(P100)
18.30
Stealth 64 PCI 1MB PCI(P100)
18.20
Edge 3D 3240 2MB PCI(P100)
12.60
Edge 3D 2120 2MB PCI(P100)
12.30
GW201A 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
10.60
Winner 1000PRO 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
10.40
1H10AD -VLB 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
7.32
Datapath DGC41C 2MB PCI(P100)
3.99
CL-GD5428 80QC-A 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
3.84
CL-GD5424 -80QC-C 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
3.83
Imagine 128 1MB PCI(P100)
3.22
AVGA 20 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
1.01
28 January 2015 06:08

From what I remember of the magazine reviews of the time, the Power 9001 and 9100 were a lot like the early S3 chips. Their performance in Windows 3.x was excellent, but DOS performance was very slow (I guess they figured they didn't have to bother).

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