24 - 3DMark05 & 3DMark06 performance
Synthetic benchmarking: 3DMark 05 & 06 Business Edition
Literally millions and millions of benchmark results have been submitted to Futuremarks Online ResultBrowser database. It has become a point of great prestige to be the holder of the highest 3DMark score. A compelling, easy-to-use interface has made 3DMark very popular among game enthusiasts. Futuremarks latest benchmark series, 3DMark03 up-to 3DMark06, continues this tradition by providing a Microsoft DirectX 9 benchmark.
The introduction of DirectX 9 and new hardware shader technologies puts a lot of power in the hands of game developers. Increasingly realistic 3D games will be available over the next year and a half. The use of 3D graphics will become more accessible to other applications areas and even operating systems.
In 3Dmark05 we push a score of roughly 16700 points; which is good. We see roughly 9800 points in 3DMark06. It really is a nice score. Let's look at the individual differences: