3DMark 06 CPU Test
3DMark06's built-in CPU test is a multi-threaded DirectX gaming metric that's useful for comparing relative performance between similarly equipped systems. This test consists of two different 3D scenes that are processed with a software renderer that is dependent on the host CPU's performance. Calculations that are normally reserved for your 3D accelerator are instead sent to the CPU for processing and rendering. The frame-rate generated in each test is used to determine the final score.
Don't let the title of the benchmark graph fool you. There is very little about this specific 3DMark06 test that has to do with the graphics subsystem. In fact, we're not even going to provide specific gaming benchmarks with the Studio Hybrid because it simply isn't up to the task for even mainstream 3D gaming. You'd likely be able play something like SIMs or perhaps an MMORPG turned down to its lower settings but that's about it. Intel's integrated X3100 graphics core in the Hybrid isn't up to the task for much more than that. However, in this software-based rendering test, the Hybrid's mobile dual-core chip once again provides a strong showing versus our two comparison full-sized test machines.