3DMark2001SE 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. 3DMark2001SE 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
numbers denote better performance.
3DMark2001SE we see that the Gigabyte Radeon 9600 Pro scores just slightly higher then the GeForceFX 5600 class
accurate diagnostic tool, designed for DirectX9.0, provides you with all the
information you need to make informed hardware assessments. Havok Total
real-time physics library from Havok - these routines are used to accurately
model the movements of objects due to forces, etc. FMOD sound library from
Firelight Technologies - these are used for the various sound effects and
routines used in the tests. Graphics adapter analysis software from Powerstrip
of Entech Taiwan - this is used to correctly determine the speeds of the
graphics processing and video memory chips, plus supply additional hardware
information. Higher 3DMark03 scores denote better performance.
3DMark03 there's no competition between the mainstream cards, the Gigabyte
Radeon 9600 Pro simply stomps the GeForceFX based cards. Let's see if this
happens with real world games as well.