Version and / or Patch Used: v102
Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com
Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark06/
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.
Our second synthetic benchmark is the newer version of the 3DMark series. One of the big advantages of this utility is the ability to test both SM3 and HDR lighting effects. Like the other synthetic testing, the X1900XTX shows an improvement of between 2-4% over the XT model, and a significant rise from the older X850 series board.