3D Mark 2001 SE is a Direct X 8.0 benchmark used here at VR-Zone for quite
some time now, but it is nevertheless a good indication of video card performance
as many of the games that have come out in recent time and some in the future
are still based on Direct X 8.

Our 3D Mark 2001 SE results showed both 9800XT cards staying very
close to one another with the 5950 Ultra trailing behind by around 1,000 3dmarks.