File Description: AquaMark3 is a powerful tool to determine reliable information about the gaming performance of a computer system. Because the benchmark extensively utilizes DirectX9, DirectX8 and DirectX7 functionality, it represents the requirements of typical gaming applications in 2003 and 2004.
Note: the previous upload of this file was incomplete. This is the complete file.
NOTE: If you are running a newer system, particularly with a DirectX9-capable card and WindowsXP or newer, you may need to install the patch for the Direcpll.dll.
File Description: OS Support: Windows XP, Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) License: Freeware
FurMark is a small OpenGL benchmark focused on fur rendering.
The rendering algorithm is highly multipass (100 passes) and each pass (or layer) uses a GLSL (OpenGL Shading Language) vertex / pixel shader to make the hairs finer and finer. To increase the fur realism, two dynamic lights are used for self shadowing. The benchmark offers several options allowing the user to tweak the rendering: fullscreen / windowed mode, MSAA selection, window size, duration. The benchmark also includes a GPU Burner mode (stability test).
This benchmark requires an OpenGL 2.0 compliant graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 5/6/7/8 (and higher), AMD/ATI Radeon 9600 (and higher) or a S3 Graphics Chrome 400 series with the latest graphics drivers.
The startup interface allows you to tweak the benchmark features such as:
* Benchmark mode or stability test mode (for overclockers) * Fullscreen or windowed for each type of run mode * Window size selection (standard or custom) * MSAA samples selection * Benchmarking parameters: time based or frames based * Contest Mode
File Description: This is a 3D benchmark based on the game Gunmetal 2. It is a very good Shader Model 2.0 Direct X 9 benchmark that will push the limits of Geforce FX / Radeon 9500 cards, and give good comparable figures for newer cards.
Test the main components of your computer quickly with NovaBench. Testing generally takes only 1-2 minutes, and produces detailed information and an overall system score.
- Floating Point Test - Tests CPU's floating point arithmetic speed - Integer Test - Tests CPU's integer arithmetic speed - MD5 Hashing Speed - General CPU test - 3D Graphics Test - Tests GPU with a heavily shader dependent 3D scene - RAM Speed - Tests RAM read and write speed - Disk Write Speed - Test write speed of primary or selected storage device
- 100% Freeware - Requires Windows XP or Higher - Requires .NET Framework 2.0 - Requires DirectX 9.0c or Higher
File Description: "Real-time High Dynamic Range Image-Based Lighting" demo useful for stability testing and finding maximum gpu temps.
Also, this program gives some truly beautiful 3D images and really shows off the capabilities of High Dynamic Range Lighting (HDR).
File Description: This is a 3D demonstration of realtime displacement mapping, which is a feature of the new Vertex Shader 3.0 on Geforce 6 cards. This Demo has a modified shading method, allowing it to work, and produce stunning results on anything above a Geforce 4. A great look into the future of 3D graphics. This is a very good 3D benchmark as well, with a frame rate display, and the ability to bring a pumped up 6800GT to its knees.