combining DirectX8 support with completely new graphics, 3DMark2001 SE continues
to provide a good overall system benchmark. 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.
Even when you turn on the eye candy the MSI
NX6800GT-T2D256E scores very well in 3DMark2001.
completely rewritten 3D engine based on DirectX8 encompasses many visual effects
such as volumetric Nebulae (gas clouds) that have a real impact in the game (you
can hide in them) and many new engine, shield, weapon and explosion effects.
Objects cast real dynamic 3D shadows! Dynamic DP3 bump mapping allows a
previously unseen level of detail.
Like we saw in 3DMark, even with AA and AF enabled, the
MSI NX6800GT-T2D256E is still able to provide excellent framerates.