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.
In our final test we see that 3D Mark prefers the 7950 GT over the X1900XT 256MB. It also has a solid advantage over the 7900 GT and trails the “full version” X1900XT but just a few hundred points.