Synthetic 3D and PC Benchmarks
3DMark2001 SE is the latest installment in the popular 3DMark series. By combining DirectX 8.1 support with completely new graphics (including the GeForce4), it continues to provide benchmark results that empower you to make informed hardware assessments. Build 330 adds support for video cards that have Vertex Shaders but no Pixel Shaders, such as the SiS Xabre Video card.
Intel continues to increase its clock speeds and continues to give us impressive scores in 3DMark2001. While the gap isn't that far apart from the 2.5GHz, you will have to note the Ti4200 video card is limiting the scores somewhat.
PCMark2002 is a completely new, multipurpose benchmark, suited for testing all kinds of PCs, from laptops to workstations, as well as across multiple Windows operating systems. This easy-to-use benchmark makes professional strength benchmarking software available even to novice users. PCMark2002 consists of a series of tests that represent common tasks in home and office programs. PCMark2002 also covers many additional areas outside the scope of other MadOnion.com benchmarks.
While the Ti4200 card might be the limiting factor in 3DMark2001, it has no affect on this benchmark. This is primarily CPU and Memory being tested here to give us our overall system performance within a simulated environment. The 2.8GHz takes an impressive lead over the 2.5GHz CPU.
Vulpine GLmark is a 3D OpenGL based Windows application designed to test the 3D subsystems on VGA and Motherboard chipsets. Incorporating high quality scenery graphic run throughs you get a good hard workout of the 3D system.
Vulpine also gets the Ti4200 bottleneck treatment from the video card but is still able to show its form against the lower clocked 2.5GHz.