Originally posted by Sazar
the games are as thus
game 1 = dx7
game 2 and game 3 = dx8.1
game 4 = dx9
if you don't have dx9 hardware you will not be able to run game 4 and therefore your score will be lower...
Well, that makes sense. My Ti4600 is fully DX8 compatible and 3DMark03 gives me basically the same score with it on my ancient P3/SDRAM system (~1100) as with my new P4/RDRAM system (~1300) I just built yesterday. Since I can't even run any DX9 stuff I don't get docked in the final score, right? That being the case, man talk about GPU limited!
Note same system upgrade boosted my 3DMark2001SE score from 6700 to 14500. 'The Gamer's Benchmark' indeed.
They need to change their slogan to 'The GPU Benchmark'.