Jetway NC98-525-LF Review (Page 8 of 12)

Page 8 - 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

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The Jetway NC98-525-LF board truly shines in our 3DMark06 tests, all thanks to the NVIDIA Proton IGP. It easily doubled the performance of the NC84 equipped with ATI's Radeon HD 4200 IGP in every one of our tests; save for the CPU results. Even the overall score is 600 points greater than the NC84, because NVIDIA's GT218 (Ermmm... I meant to say "next-generation ION") is significantly faster than the Radeon HD 4200. The CPU test indicates a small improvement due to its higher clocked processor. The Jetway NC98 easily topped our tests in 3DMark06's Overall score, where it has a 1360 point differential against the NC84 -- and essentially fifteen times the score of the company's NC94 and NC96 boards using the Intel GMA 3150 IGP.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Features, and Specifications
2. Bundle, Chipset, BIOS
3. A Closer Look, Board Layout, Test System
4. Benchmark: EVEREST CPU
5. Benchmark: EVEREST FPU
6. Benchmark: EVEREST Memory
7. Benchmark: PCMark Vantage
8. Benchmark: 3DMark06 Professional
9. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 7.0
10. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R11.5
11. Onboard Sound Frequency Analysis
12. Power Consumption and Conclusion