Test System Setup
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz (800MHz FSB) (Supplied by Spectrum Communications)
Memory: 2x 256MB DDR-400 Kingmax (Supplied by Kingmax Australia)
Hard Disk: Western Digital WD80 7200RPM (Supplied by Techbuy)
Motherboard: Gigabyte 8KNXP (Supplied by Gigabyte)
Operating System Used: Windows XP Professional SP1
Drivers Used: ATI Catalyst 3.2
Software Used: 3DMark2001 SE, 3DMark2003, Code Creatures, Comanche 4, Unreal Tournament 2003, Quake 3 and Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast
3DMark2001 SE is a part of 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.
As we can see, the performance gain over the 9500 is only slight, but definitely there.