DirectX 9 video card benchmark for gamers
3DMark06 is a DirectX 9 video card benchmark test for Windows that is ideal for measuring the gaming capabilities of entry-level laptops, notebooks and tablets, and older PCs running Windows XP. With modern hardware you will get more relevant results by using 3DMark Vantage for DirectX 10 systems, or 3DMark 11 for DirectX 11 systems.
- 3DMark06 is a PC benchmark for testing the DirectX 9 gaming performance of Windows PCs and devices.
- Four graphics tests including Return to Proxycon, Firefly Forest, Canyon Flight and Deep Freeze.
- Two CPU tests include demanding AI, physics and game logic to generate multi-threaded workloads.
- Seven feature tests including fill-rate, pixel shader, vertex shader and shader particles.
Return to Proxycon
Graphics Test 1
Graphics Test 2
Graphics Test 3
Graphics Test 4
CPU Tests 1 and 2
Advanced or Professional Editions only
3DMark06 Basic Edition includes everything you need to get a 3DMark score. Upgrade to the Advanced Edition to unlock feature tests, the complete demo, and custom settings. 3DMark06 free download.
The Gamer's Benchmark for DirectX 9
With 3DMark06 Advanced Edition, you get a comprehensive suite of 3D gaming benchmarking tools. All the tests, settings and options needed to run accurate and dependable performance analysis are included in one easy to use application.$9.95 - Buy
The industry standard
Designed to meet the specific needs of our business customers, the Professional Edition unlocks all features including custom testing options, offline result management, command line automation, image quality tool, and priorty support.$490.00 - Buy
Ready for Windows 8
3DMark06 is compatible with Windows 8 when using the latest SystemInfo component. 3DMark06 measures the DirectX 9 gaming performance of entry-level Windows 8 laptops, notebooks and tablets. With more powerful hardware you will get better results by using 3DMark Vantage for DirectX 10, or 3DMark 11 for DirectX 11.
Minimum system requirements
The Game-o-Meter takes the guess work out of requirements: Can my PC run 3DMark06?
|Processor||2.5GHz single-core Intel or AMD CPU|
|Memory||1GB of system memory|
|Graphics||DirectX 9.0c compatible|
|Hard drive||1.5GB free hard disk space|
Internet connection required for some features.
3DMark06 for business use
3DMark06 Professional Edition is the only edition licensed for commercial use. The license enables the benchmark and its results to be used for business purposes including performance testing, research and development, competitor analysis, and other sales and marketing activities. For details of our site licensing program please contact us.
3DMark for press
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