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 physics.
numbers denote better performance.
speeds the MSI FX5900U-VTD256 scores just slightly higher than the Albatron
GerForceFX 5900PV but quite a bit lower than the ATi Radeon 9800 Pro. Overclocking
does not do much as the system is pretty much all CPU limited.
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 (build 330) we see at stock speeds the MSI GeForceFX 5900 Ultra scores
a bit lower than the Radeon 9700 Pro. Interestingly just for fun I benchmarked
the MSI with build 320 of 3DMark03 and the
card scored 5900ish points. ;-)