3DMark is a widely used and accepted benchmark that stresses the DirectX performance of a VGA card. For testing the performance of each card we use the 4 game benchmark 3DMark offers. The first is a DirectX 7 game, the second and the third use DirectX 8 and the last one stresses graphics in DirectX 9. A very strong point of 3DMark is that its VGA card measuring does not require a lot of CPU power. So the resulting fps are a good reference of a VGA card's rendering performance.
This benchmark tests the performance with DirectX games. From the results in the CPU score test, we see that the processing power of the AMD 4200+ is much higher. Generally though, the reported fps for games is more dependent on the Graphic Card. And so in all cases with the games tests, we had similar performance for all processors, except in the case of the GT1 game where the AMD was way ahead.