Recognizing that the W90Vp is definitely targeted towards gamers, our benchmarking wouldn’t be complete without a few scores from some of today’s popular games. On the next few pages, we'll focus on a few gaming specific benchmarks, starting with the remaining 3DMark06 modules.
||3DMark06 is a hard-core, forward-looking 3D rending benchmark that pushes a system and its GPUs to the limits. The test includes Shader Model 2.0, Shader Model 3.0, and HDR tests. To push the system, scenes are rendered with very high geometric detail and shader complexity, and with extensive use of lighting and soft shadows. The maximum shader length 3DMark06 supports is 512 instructions. The 3DMark06 Overall Score is a weighted average based on the SM 2.0 and HDR / SM3.0, and CPU scores.|
The competing machines managed to hold pretty closed here, but the more advanced Shader Model 3.0 test below is even more telling.
Another runaway victory for the CrossFireX-enabled W90Vp. For another perspective on how the machine stacks up against the rest, we’ll look at a few real-world gaming tests next.