Both of the following benchmarks are popular for DX9.0 testing. 2003 only utilizes DX9 more so in the Nature test than the others. 2005 uses DX9.0c through all the tests.
With each new 3D Mark release, we find out just how much our cards lack, because they usually make the cards cry. We always quickly catch up though, and I am not sure we are ready for another version!
Once again, we have nice results. 11.6K in ’03 is awesome, and slightly overclocked almost upped the score by 1,000. 2005 also displayed a great score of 5,626 on stock. The upcoming 7800 GTX card is rumored to score around 7,700 – 7,800, which is not that far of a stretch from our score here.
That’s enough of these tests, let’s move on to some actual games.