3DMark06 is the latest version of 3DMark franchise, measuring Shader 3.0 (i.e., DirectX 9.0c) performance. We run this software on its default configuration (1280×1024 resolution with no image quality settings enabled) and besides the 3D score given by this program we also compared the results from its internal CPU benchmark.
On 3DMark the three CPUs included in our comparison achieved similar performances. This shows how nowadays the video card is the major player in 3D performance.
On 3DMark’s CPU benchmarking Core 2 Duo E7200 achieved the same performance level of Core 2 Duo E6700, being 11.19% faster than Core 2 Duo E6600.