test system specs:|
||intel pentium 4 2.8
21 x 133 mhz = 2.8 ghz
albatron px845pe proii
ati radeon 9700 pro (325/620)
msi g4mx440-8x (270/400)
xabre600 reference card
xabre600 reference card (328/656)
256mb corsair xms3200 cas2
||nec 52x cd-rom|
panasonic 1.44mb floppy drive
||vantec 470w psu|
intel inf's 4.04.1012
ATI Catalyst 2.4
Arena Ver 1.17
There are no Ansiotropic Filtering Options available so obviously we
didn't perform any AF tests. The test rig for videocards has been upgraded to a
2.8GHZ P4 so we are no longer system limited.
3DMark2001SE is the latest installment in the
3DMark series by MadOnion. By 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 physics.
Higher numbers denote better performance.
In 3DMark 2001 the
Xabre600 does very well. At stock speeds it performs quite a bit better then the
original Xabre400, and outperforms the MX440-8X quite handily.