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DDR-3 Gaming Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - 3DMark06

DDR-3 memory is starting to become readily available but does it actually offer any performance benefits the gamer?

| Editorials in RAM | Posted: Jun 26, 2007 4:00 am

3DMark06

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 110

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark06/

 

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3DMark06 is the very latest version of the "Gamers Benchmark" from FutureMark. The newest version of 3DMark expands on the tests in 3DMark05 by adding graphical effects using Shader Model 3.0 and HDR (High Dynamic Range lighting) which will push even the best DX9 graphics cards to the extremes.

 

3DMark06 also focuses on not just the GPU but the CPU using the AGEIA PhysX software physics library to effectively test single and Dual Core processors.

 

 

The difference between the memory speeds when the CPU is at the same speed we get very little difference. We again see the most gain happens when we of course increase our CPU speed.

 

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