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AquaMark 3 - Time for nVidia to face the reality? - Benchmarks - 3DMark03 - Default

In two days time Massive Development in Germany will release AquaMark 3, a fully compliant DX9 benchmark which offers gamers the ability to measure the performance of their graphics cards for the next 12 months. With all the news of poor DX9 performance from nVidia's NV35 lately, Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot has posted an article examining the performance under AquaMark 3 compared to ATI's R350 while taking a preview look at the upcoming benchmark. Read on!

| Benchmarks in Software | Posted: Sep 13, 2003 4:00 am

3DMark03 Mother Nature DX9 - Default

 

3DMark03 is the latest version of the highly favored 3DMark series. By combining full DirectX9.0 support with completely new tests and graphics, 3DMark03 continues the legacy of being industry standard benchmark.

 

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In 3DMark03's only DX9 test, Mother Nature, the difference between the new and old drivers is very small. The Radeon is about 7% slower, what does this mean? Keep reading.

 

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In this benchmark we see our first tie - the FX with old drivers is performing exactly the same as the FX with the new drivers. The Radeon is behind by almost 5%.

 

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Again we see the FX with both new and old drivers performing exactly the same with the Radeon only a mere .4 frames per second slower.

 

Keeping in mind the Radeon has 128MB less than the FX, in this set of benchmarks it has been able to stand up very strong with its head held high. What does 3DMark03 AA have in store for us? Read on!

 

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