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.
Once again, we see a very close score. Here the ECS board outscores the Foxconn by a mere 4 points! A look at our CPU score in 3dMark 06 shows the same close race between these boards. Take a look:
This board is also able to run in a Crossfire setup. We had absolutely no issues getting Crossfire to run on the board, and were pleased with the results that we got. Just for a taste of how Crossfire did, here is a pic of the 3dMark 2006 overall results: