Originally posted by Spiritwalker
Just to refresh your memory, Doom]l[ is an OpenGL game NOT a DX9 game so you cannot make the comparison.
well it all come down to the same hardware no mater wich api you use, ganted driver preformace is an important factor. regardless, doom3, while being an alpha, is still intended to proved playable preformace on less than modren hardware. on the otherhand 3dmark as a benchmark that does not need to provide playable framerate works to push things much harder to the point were systems that do well in doom3 will still absolutly choke. heck, no one runs 3dmark with turely playable framerate at this point, at least not all the way though.