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.
numbers denote better performance.
FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 still scores very well in 3DMark even with AA enabled.
Flipping on AF does not lower our 3DMark score too much which is good, and the
MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 is able to almost break 14k with AA and AF enabled while
cracking the 13k mark with 4x AA and 8x AF turned on.
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), 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.
want to game in X2, up to 4x AA should yield good frame rates. Even with 8x AF
enabled you still play a decent game. Bottom line, if you want to game with all
the extra's turned on, the MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 is up to the