4. 3D Mark 05 / 06
3DMark®05 is best suited for the latest generation of DirectX®9.0 graphics cards. It is the first benchmark to require DirectX9.0 compliant hardware with support for Pixel Shaders 2.0 or higher! By combining high quality 3D tests, CPU tests, feature tests, image quality tools, and much more, 3DMark05 is a premium benchmark for evaluating the latest generation of gaming hardware. 3DMark05 is the answer to the continuously growing challenge in benchmarking!
For all test results, we used the default settings for 3DMark05 as follows:
3D Mark 05 is a well know benchmark utility that represents the combination of CPU+VGA strength. The Asus EN7900GS Top performed very well and reached the XFX 7950GT Silent's performance. In any case, it was 21% faster than a "generic" 7900GS card, such as the Foxconn 7900GS. Pairing two Asus EN7900GS cards, we see impressive performance that reaches that of the 7950GT SLI combination...
- 3D Mark 06 v1.0.2
3DMark®06 is the worldwide standard in advanced 3D game performance benchmarking and the latest version in the popular 3DMark series! 3DMark06 tests include all new HDR/SM3.0 graphics tests, advanced SM2.0 graphics tests, AI and physics driven single and multiple cores or processor CPU tests and a collection of comprehensive feature tests to reliably measure next generation gaming performance today. Futuremark's exclusive Online ResultBrowser web service tracks and compares 3DMark06 scores. Again we left all settings as default:
In 3D Mark 06, the performance difference is still around 21% in favor of the Asus EN7900GS Top over the Foxconn 7900GS.