7. Aquamark - 3DMark01
Since the majority of today's applications and games are compatible with DirectX 9, the need of benchmark applications that use DX 9 has been brought up. The benchmark uses the 3D engine (Krass engine) of the Aquanox game.
The Aquamark Triscore comprises 3 values: the overall system performance, the performance of the graphics system and the CPU performance. Keep in mind that this is not the total result of the tests, but the result of the whole benchmark process including all 9 chapters.
Here also, as in the previous benchmark on the preceding page, we find the 7800 cards doing well and the X1800 lagging behind.
is the predecessor to 3DMark03. It's mainly a directx8.1 benchmark and the score depends a lot on the CPU power of your computer. However for reference use only we decided it'd be best to just leave it in our benchmark list so you can compare the next generation cards with the possibly outdated you have at home.
OK, this doesn't make any sense :-). In the previous series of benchmarks (3DMark03, Codecreatures and Aquamark 3), we saw the XFX 7800 GTX first in almost all cases and now with this benchmark, the XFX 7800GT comes out on top. Maybe this is what happens when you mix old benchmarking software with new cards.