3DMark2001 SE, one of Futuremark’s
less controversial benchmarks is a great tool to
check Direct X 8.0 based synthetic video card performance.
We’re using version 330 with default settings.
In our first series of tests using
3D Mark 2001 SE we see the MSI GeForce FX 5600 actually
beating out the Radeon 9600 Pro in every resolution
tested, not bad for the "amateur" version
of the card.