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.
the GeForceFX 5900 Ultra can only render 4 pixels in single texture mode it does
relatively poorly in 3DMark2001SE.
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.
Here we see that the Asus V9950 Ultra falls in line with what we would
expect. An interesting note, using the beta 44.67 drivers and the Asus V9950
Ultra's 3DMark scores jump about 1000 points! Where nVIDIA got this extra performance I