3DMark2001 SE is the latest installment in
the 3DMark series by MadOnion. By combining DirectX8 support with completely new
graphics, it continues to provide good overall system benchmarks. 3DMark2001 SE
has been created in cooperation with the major 3D accelerator and processor
manufacturers to provide a reliable set of diagnostic tools. The suite
demonstrates 3D gaming performance by using real-world gaming technology to test
a system's true performance abilities. Tests include: DirectX8 Vertex Shaders,
Pixel Shaders and Point Sprites, DOT3 and Environment Mapped Bump Mapping,
support for Full Scene Anti-aliasing and Texture Compression and two game tests
using Ipion real-time physics. Higher 3DMark scores denote better
the CPU speed for the AMD system is approximately the same we only get a small
performance boost due to overclocking. The Pentium4 gets a more substantial jump, but
that is probably more due to the much higher CPU clock.
Quake III Arena is a First Person Shooter (FPS)
that revolutionized gaming as we know it. Using multiple light sources and
having graphics textures that can fill videocards, even after 3 years it's still
able to bring a cutting edge system to its knees.
Quake III Arena has always loved bandwidth and here we
see the AMD system get a very healthy performance boost thanks to just
overclocking. The Intel rig jumps almost 100 FPS in demo001 but that's due to a
combination of higher bandwidth and faster CPU speed.