Sincerilly, Direct3D is way much better than OpenGL. I have an intel 810 chipset. I got the newest drivers from intel website. And games run like hell!! When I install the drivers version 4, then 5, and now Version6.0 I install the OpenGL drivers and tell me my currently drivers are newer than the ones coming from the setup. For example, in Unrealtournament, I run the game in Direct3D, and the graphics are amazing!! When I run the game in OpenGL, the game is slow, or frozes, or crashes.
The point is that OpenGL drivers ARE NOT better than Direct3D. In another words, OPENGL SUCKS!!! MICROSOFT DIRECT3D ROCKS!!!
Intel Pentium III Processor at 800 Mhz.(Right now, overclock, and running at 1GHz!!)
320 Mb of RAM
Intel 82810-DC Graphic Chipset.
Windows 98 Second Edition