be used on desktop PC's, 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 laptop batteries.
the AOpen AX4SG Max II does not have quite as much raw bandwidth as the other
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.
Intel Extreme Graphics 2 is actually not too bad according to 3DMark. Of course
it's nothing compared to the high powered ATi Radeon 9800 Pro in the next
benchmark with the board clocked at 213/426!