CodeCreatures is a synthetic 3D benchmark that is a good reference for VGA performance comparison. This is a high-end 3D benchmark that also requires DirectX 8 hardware, making a good tool for measuring the potential of DirectX 8 game performance.
The Codecreatures benchmark is written with Microsoft's DirectX 8.1 API and incorporates the use of Vertex and PixelShaders popular on next generation 3D accelerators.
The benchmark plays a photo-realistic nature scene and calculates the performance of the graphics adapter by measuring the fps that it can display at 1024x768, 1280x1024 and 1600x1200 resolutions.
This test may be considered outdated, but it suits our needs for this review, since we are testing a mid-level graphics card. As can be seen in the above graph, the X1300PRO managed to produce some good results at all resolutions, and reporting an average of 23fps at the max resolution of 1600X1200.
The codecreatures number is the resulting score of the total benchmarking process and is basically the geometric mean of the three frame rates multiplied by 100.
Once more, the X1300PRO graph card managed to achieve a much better score than the X600XT. Surely, a good upgrade choice for owners of previous generation mid level cards...