3DMark06 includes an array of 3D graphics, CPU and 3D feature tests
for overall performance measurement of current and future PC gaming
systems. With this broader design approach, 3DMark06 has become the
benchmark of choice for all PCs with top-of-the-line graphics hardware
and CPUs. 3DMark06 is the first product from Futuremark using the AGEIA
PhysX software physics library in two very complex, game-like threaded
CPU tests conceived to measure properly performances of single
processor, multi-core and multiple processor systems in next generation
of games. In addition to using real-time physics, both CPU tests also
employ multi-threaded artificial intelligence algorithms. By combining
the results of the two CPU tests and four graphics tests, 3DMark06
enables users to get a 3DMark score which reflects the overall gaming
performance of their PC.
The Cell Shock does very well in our 3dMark testing. It pretty much ties the Corsair at our DDR2 800 speeds, and getting a small boost in score at DDR2 1000 speeds.
AquaMark3 is a powerful tool to determine
reliable information about the gaming performance of a computer system.
All settings for this test were left at default.
In Aquamark, the Cell shock at DDR2 800 slightly falls behind the Corsair at the same speed. Once you bump up the speed though, the Cell Shock yields a slight increase in both CPU and Graphics scores.
F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault and Recon) is a first-person
close-quarters combat game for the PC. The story begins when a
paramilitary force infiltrates a multi-billion dollar aerospace
compound, and the government responds by sending in Special Forces. The
group loses contact with the government when an eerie signal interrupts
radio communications–and when that interference subsides moments
later, the team has been destroyed. That’s where you come in. As part
of a classified strike team created to deal with threats no one else
can handle, your mission is simple: eliminate the intruders at any
cost, determine the origin of the signal, and contain the potential
crisis before it gets out of control.
Not much difference in scores at all in F.E.A.R.. It did not matter what speed we were running, they all do about the same.