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Upgrading our VGA Test System - Hello Conroe! - Benchmarks - 3DMark06

We recently upgraded our VGA test system from an Athlon X2 to Core 2 Duo. We discuss performance between the platforms.

| Editorials in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 19, 2006 4:00 am

3DMark06

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 102

 

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.

 

 

Moving to the more intensive 3DMark06 we can clearly see that the Core 2 Duo offers huge performance gains over our previous test system at both resolutions.

Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.40 GHz E6600

 

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