So where are our Dell benchies? I like hearing from the user's themselves (not from a review site)...
|Originally posted by infiltrateib
How is the Go4200 beating a derivative of the Fx5600, with only half the VRAM?
|Originally posted by Fusion
Easy, 3dmark2001 is way obsolete. It will test DirectX 6.1-8.1. It's more or less a really dated program and it's too bad that most everyone leans on it for "performance data" when its just a synthetic benchmark.
3dmark2003 is better. This is shader sensitive, and tests DX9 like capabilities of cards. The DX8 performance doesn't vary too much between the 5600 and the 4200. Infact, I read somewhere that it has 4x1 type-something where the 4200 has a 4x2 (for faster texture rendering or something). Since DX8 is texture heavy and DX9 is shader heavy, the 5600 will be much faster in DX9 games and software than the 4200. Let's see some 3dmark2003 scores and you'll get an idea.