Futuremark has overhauled “The Gamers’ Benchmark” with the introduction of 3DMark 06. The benchmark includes improved Shader Model 2 tests, new CPU tests and HDR Shader Model 3 tests for system-wide gaming performance measurement. Final scores are now impacted very directly by the CPU used so we are including the Shader Model 2.0 and Shader Model 3.0 results as this will tell us just how well our video card performs in this benchmark.
X1600 CrossFire is able to outperform the X1800 GTO in 3D Mark 2006 and is hot on the heels of the 7600 GT. As we’ve seen with most of the tests the CrossFire system is nearly pushing double the performance.