3DMark05, the worldwide standard in advanced 3D graphics achievement benchmarking from Futuremark Corporation. 3DMark05 is a must have tool for all PC users interested in 3D graphics and performance. 3DMark05 will measure your PCs 3D achievement in next generation games, reliably compare the latest high-end gaming hardware, and show you amazing real-time 3D graphics. By using 3DMark05 and the Online ResultBrowser web service, you will get: - The 3DMark score - a globally recognised and comparable measurement of the 3D achievement of your PC. - A comparison of your machine and the fastest PCs on the planet. - An educated estimate as to how much better your system will perform with certain upgrades. - A view into the next generation of real-time 3D graphics. Introduction to 3DMark05 3DMark05 is concentrated on measuring the achievement of the DirectX 9 generation of 3D hardware using the technology of next generation games. Earlier 3DMark versions have usually been launched with the introduction of a new Microsoft DirectX version and with the introduction of a new hardware generation. This has somewhat limited how much 3DMark has utilized the new hardware pluses. At the time of this writing, DirectX 9 was introduced soon two years ago, and there is now DX9 generation hardware available all the way from the very high end to value and mobile parts. 3DMark05 can thereby utilize the pluses of DirectX 9 to a 100%. In fact, DirectX 9 hardware is required for every game test of 3DMark05, resulting in the ultimate instrument for DirectX 9 hardware achievement comparison. Here are some key pluses of 3DMark : - Three new game tests, all requiring DirectX 9 hardware support. - Feature tests focusing on key characteristics of graphics performance. - The 3DMark05 demo the ultimate display of real-time 3D graphics featuring an original sound track. - Multiprocessor CPU test. A CPU-intensive run of two game tests, adding CPU loads typical for 3D games and tuned for multiprocessor systems. - A wide range of benchmark settings and professional tools for image quality inspection, texture filtering quality testing, automated batch runs and a lot more. Note: The results and final score of 3DMark05 are not comparable with any previous version of 3DMark. Parts of the Free Version are crippled. For all the pluses, but must buy the PRO version.