PCMark can be used on
Laptops and even Workstations and tests everyday
computing from home to office usage. PCMark
specifically stresses the CPU, memory subsystem,
graphics subsystem, hard drives, WindowsXP GUI (if
WinXP is used), video performance and even
too surprising that the Gigabyte GA-8TRS300M doesn't have quite enough bandwidth.
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 performance.
onboard videocard that scores around 5.6k is very good! With a Radeon 9800 Pro
installed the Radeon 9100 IGP based Gigabyte motherboard scores about 1000
points shy of the i875P board.