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
numbers denote better performance.
see that the Albatron GeForceFX 5200P performs just a tad faster then the MSI
GeForce4 MX440-8X. Please keep in mind that without the Nature demo (which the
MX440-8X cannot run) the Albatron GeForceFX 5200P actually scores lower!
accurate diagnostic tool, designed for DirectX9.0, provides you with all the
information you need to make informed hardware assessments. Havok Total
real-time physics library from Havok - these routines are used to accurately
model the movements of objects due to forces, etc. FMOD sound library from
Firelight Technologies - these are used for the various sound effects and
routines used in the tests. Graphics adapter analysis software from Powerstrip
of Entech Taiwan - this is used to correctly determine the speeds of the
graphics processing and video memory chips, plus supply additional hardware
information. Higher 3DMark03 scores denote better performance.
Even though the Ti4600 is only DX8 compliant it's still
able to out perform the Albatron GeForceFX 5200P. The MX440-8X does very poorly
in 3DMark03 but that's because it can only run one test.