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Page 7 - Benchmark: 3DMark06 Professional

About 3DMark06 Professional

3DMark®06 is the worldwide standard in advanced 3D game performance benchmarking. A fundamental tool for every company in the PC industry as well as PC users and gamers, 3DMark06 uses advanced real-time 3D game workloads to measure PC performance using a suite of DirectX 9 3D graphics tests, CPU tests, and 3D feature tests. 3DMark06 tests include all new HDR/SM3.0 graphics tests, 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.

Key 3DMark06 Advanced and Professional Features
- DirectX® 9 3D game performance benchmark
- Includes separate graphics card and CPU tests
- Produces workloads that simulate next generation 3D gaming requirements
- Advanced 3D game engine supports HDR Rendering with SM3.0 Shaders, in addition to SM2.0 Shaders
- Includes two HDR/SM3.0 game tests and two SM2.0 game tests
- CPU performance testing via AI and physics workloads for both single core systems and multi-threaded, multi-core and multiple processor environments
- 3D graphics feature tests include Fill Rate, Pixel Shader, Vertex Shader, SM3.0 tests, and Batch Size tests

From: Developer's Page

We resorted to 3DMark06 Professional as part of our benchmarks, rather than 3DMark Vantage, because we wanted our system to rely a little more on the CPU and RAM rather than the graphics subsystem. That's not to mention that while our Lenovo T400 used for benchmarking is equipped with dedicated graphics, the Radeon HD 3470 is more suited to be benchmarked with 3DMark06 rather than 3DMark Vantage. In our recorded results, we can see that the overall 3DMark score increased compared to the Qimonda based 2x1GB RAM setup. Tracing through the subscores showed that the SM2.0 and SM3.0/HDR results are negligible between the two. However, the CPU section had a significant gain of +52.2% in favor of the G.SKILL RAM -- that brought the 3DMark score up 5.7%.

1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Installation, Test System
3. Benchmark: EVEREST CPU
4. Benchmark: EVEREST FPU
5. Benchmark: EVEREST Memory
6. Benchmark: PCMark Vantage
7. Benchmark: 3DMark06 Professional
8. Benchmark: SuperPI, Cinebench R10; Conclusion