Version and / or Patch Used: Build 120
Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com
Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark05/
3DMark05 is now the second latest version in the popular 3DMark "Gamers Benchmark" series. It includes a complete set of DX9 benchmarks, which tests Shader Model 2.0 and higher.
For more information on the 3DMark05 benchmark, we recommend you read our preview here.
Beginning with some synthetic benchmarks, we see a drastic improvement. While not nearly as graphics card biased as the previous version of the utility, it still shows a dramatic difference in performance levels. For those not wanting to work the numbers, we're looking at a 60% increase in score at 1024x768 and a 64% increase when running at 1280x1024. This is beginning to look very promising!