|3DMark05 is a synthetic benchmark that requires a DirectX 9.0 compliant video card, with support for Pixel Shaders 2.0 or higher, to render all of the various modules that comprise the suite. To generate its final "score", 3DMark05 runs three different simulated game tests and uses each test's framerate in the final score tabulation. Fillrate, Memory bandwidth, and compute performance all have a measurable impact on performance in this benchmark. We ran 3DMark05's default test (1024 x 768) on all of the cards and configurations we tested, and have the overall results posted for you below.|
We begin our round of testing with Futuremark's 3DMark05. While 3DMark06 has been out for a while now, millions of people have already benchmarked their cards using 3DMark05, so we thought we'd give you some scores for the sake of comparison. With a score of 1839, the MSI NX7300GS falls right between the more expensive XFX GeForce 6600 DDR2 and the 6150 IGP, besting the integrated solution by a significant amount.