Author: Matthew Kemp (kempez)
Hardware Acquired: Powercolor
Benchmarking - 3DMark
for this section I will include only the results from the cards I have run 3DMark on in the test system. This is the 7900GTX and the X1950XT-X.
I used the popular gaming benchmarks made by Futuremark to bench all of the cards. I used 3dMark 03, 05 and 06. All benches were performed at stock speeds for this section. I ran all benchmarks from the stock settings just like the free versions to give you a good comparison of scores.
The Results were as follows:
First we start with 3dMark03. This is a benchmark that relies heavily on DirectX 8 features. This will give an indication of how the card will run on games that rely on DX 8.
I ran 3dMark05. This benchmark requires some more features of DirectX 9 and gets slightly more taxing on the cards.
3dMark06 is the latest in the benchmarking tests from Futuremark. It has a lot of DirectX 9.0c features such as HDR and use of Shader model 3.0. This benchmark is very taxing for the cards and also includes quite a harsh CPU benchmark. Seeing as this was run with the exact same CPU this was not an issue.
Overall an impressive performance by the X1950XTX - definately a card you want to get if you plan on breaking some records - LN² or phase would certainly push the card right up there...