5. 3DMark Tests
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 available with 3DMark. 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 measurement does not require a lot of CPU power. However, the software includes benchmarks for testing the performance of the CPU. This is what we have chosen here.
- 3DMark 2001
- 3DMark 2003
- 3DMark 2005
The specific tests measure the CPU performance under a graphics environment, which is close to how games would see the CPU. In all three tests, the AMD earned the most 3DMarks while the P4 530 follows. Lower performance from the Celeron processors.