Originally posted by scott123
This effort by Futuremark is like amature hour. The graphics look terrible, and the benchmarks are based on conjecture not fact. The 1999/2000/2001 efforts were great, but 2003 IS a disaster.
I'll agree with you on one point here, 3DMark 2003s visuals just don't seem to have the same 'wow' effect on me as previous versions have (Although I imagine watching it run at 1FPS on my 8500 doesn't help
), and I can't quite put my finger on why. However, I think you almost have to ignore that fact and look what the tests are doing 'under the bonnet' as it were - The important thing is what
is being tested, and to be honest if you want a benchmark for DirectX9 video cards, I can't see anything better to use right now.