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Performance Comparisons with 3DMark06 v1.1.0

The HotHardware Test Systems
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Powered
Hardware Used:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+
2.4GHz x 2

ECS KN3 SLI2 Extreme
nForce4 SLIX16 chipset

Graphics Cards:
NVIDIA GeForce 7950GX2
NVIDIA GeForce 7900GTX x2
ASUS EAX1950CrossFire

2048MB PQI PC24200 Turbo RAM

Integrated on-board

Western Digital "Raptor" 74GB
10,000RPM - SATA
Relevant Software:
Windows XP Professional SP2
DirectX 9.0c (August Redist.)
nForce Drivers v9.35

NVIDIA Forceware v93.71/97.44
ATI Catalyst v6.12

Benchmarks Used:

3DMark06 v1.1.0
F.E.A.R. v1.08
Half Life 2: Lost Coast
X3: Reunion

Quake 4 v1.02*

* - Custom Test (HH Exclusive demo)


Performance Comparisons with 3DMark06 v1.1.0

3DMark06 is the latest addition to the 3DMark franchise. This version differs from 3Dmark05 in a number of ways, and now includes not only Shader Model 2.0 tests, but Shader Model 3.0 and HDR tests as well. Some of the assets from 3DMark05 have been re-used, but the scenes are now rendered with much more geometric detail and the shader complexity is vastly increased as well. Max shader length in 3DMark05 was 96 instructions, while 3DMark06 ups the number of instructions to 512. 3DMark06 also employs much more lighting, and there is extensive use of soft shadows. With 3DMark06, Futuremark has also updated how the final score is tabulated. In this latest version of the benchmark, SM 2.0 and HDR / SM3.0 tests are weighted and the CPU score is factored into the final tally as well.

Starting with synthetic testing, we see that the ASUS EN8800GTX was the top performer of the single cards tested in each of the 3DMark06 components.  With the Default test, the ASUS EN8800GTX even topped two GeForce 7900GTX's in SLI mode.  In SM 2.0 testing, the scores were identical whether we were running one or two 8800GTX's in SLI with the GeForce 7900GTX SLI configuration trailing close behind.  With SM 3.0 / HDR testing. the ASUS EN8800GTX was the clear winner, topping everything but the dual GeForce 8800GTX's in SLI mode.

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