Performance - 3DMark 06 CPU | 3DMark Vantage CPU
3DMark 06 CPU Test
The aging 3DMark 06 nowadays is getting a bit more CPU limited and that makes it a good application to check CPU or APU performance. The scores that you see are the CPU test itself, not overall 3DMark 06 scores. 3DMark 06 still uses processors with up to 16-threads, making it a suitable benchmark even for processors made today.
3DMark Vantage CPU Test
3DMark Vantage focuses on the two areas most critical to gaming performance: the CPU and the GPU. With the emergence of multi-package and multi-core configurations on both the CPU and GPU side, the performance scale of these areas has widened, and the visual and game-play effects made possible by these configurations are accordingly wide-ranging. This makes covering the entire spectrum of 3D gaming a difficult task. 3DMark Vantage has a standalone CPU test. It's multi-core and multi-threading aware. We'll look at the overall P score in the game segment of this article as well.
And albeit a little irrelevant, below I also added the Vantage score based on a GeForce GTX 1080. It's a dated title hence it should be more relevant for processor benchmarking as they always are a little susceptible to CPU bound situations as graphics processors advanced and got faster over time.