3D Performance: 3DMark03
We followed the same methodology described in the previous page, but now running 3DMark03. 3DMark03 simulates DirectX 9.0 (i.e., Shader 2.0) games, which is fully supported by both Intel G33 and SiS 672FX chipsets.
You can check the results of our benchmarking below. All the listed video cards were installed on ECS G33T-M2.
On 3DMark03 the on-board video produced by ECS G33T-M2 was 377% faster than the one produced by SiS 672FX. This is impressive. Here the “worst” video card available on the market, GeForce 6200 TurboCache with 64-bit memory interface and 64 MB, was only 8.34% faster than the on-board video produced by Intel G33. This is really good.
When we installed our overclocked GeForce 8800 GTS on the reviewed board it achieved the same performance level of MSI P35 Platinum, what is great, as it means that you will achieve the same performance level of a P35-based motherboard by installing a “real” video card on this motherboard.