8. Aquamark - 3DMark01
Since the majority of today's applications and games are compatible with DirectX 9, the need for benchmark applications that use DX 9 has arisen. The benchmark uses the 3D engine (Krass engine) from the Aquanox game.
- Aquamark Triscore
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.
The scene is still the same. ASUS and XFX in the first two positions. The most recent generation chipsets are much more powerful than the older 6800 and X850.
- 3DMark 2001
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it'd be best to just leave it in our benchmark list so you can compare the next generation cards with the possibly outdated you have at home.
Aquamark and 3DMark2001 bring yet another disappointment for the X1800XT. Although these tests should not be used to judge a card in 2006, it would be nice if the scores were a little closer as the Club 3D X1800XT is a good deal behind.