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 DQ6 falls right in the middle of the pack when it comes to both overall score and CPU score in the 3dMark testing. These scores are all very close though.