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.
we see that the MSI K8N Neo-FIS2R Platinum again pulls ahead of the competition.
Because of the way the GeForceFX 5950 Ultra is designed, it does not do quite as
well in 3DMark2001.
is a powerful tool to determine reliable information about the gaming
performance of a computer system. Because the benchmark extensively utilizes
DirectX9, DirectX8 and DirectX7 functionality, it represents the requirements of
typical gaming applications in 2003 and 2004.
It looks like nVIDIA really did optimize the NF3-250 for nVIDIA based
videocards! That's one high stock AquaMark3 score, even when the system is
overclocked with the Radeon 9800XT cannot catch up to the nVIDIA/nVIDIA