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3DMark Scores through time...

Where possible, I've run 3DMark benchmarks on old and new graphics cards... this can be useful to see how much difference there is between your old card and new card, when upgrading a graphics card, or also when upgrading to a newer system. Scroll down and you'll find vintage graphics card scores as well.      
    
3DMark 2006 (DX9)                                                             
Latest graphics card: GTX 1060 3GB: 23,346*
Previous graphics card: GTX 460: 22,876*

3DMark 2011 (DX11)

Latest graphics card: GTX 1060 3GB: P 11,821*
Previous graphics card: GTX 460: P 3635*



3DMark Version:TimeSpy v1.0FireStrike20112006200520032001SE
Geforce GTX 1060 3GB* +225%3,7629,60711,82123,34821,998124,61163,025
Geforce GTX 460 2GB* +395%--3,63522,876---
Geforce GTX 460 2GB** +71%
^ Windows 7 / ' Windows 10
---4,61414,634
11,785'
48,378
41,933'
25,940
13,709'
Radeon X1900 XT 512MB**---5,12310,25516,76222,564
Radeon HD5450^ 1GB** ('W10)---2,6174,7567,576-
Geforce 7300GT 256MB**---1,6463,0847,29715,877
Radeon 9700 128MB***----1,6954,56414,218
Radeon X300XE 128MB**----942(x)1,808(x)5,501(x)
Intel G965 (Built-in to motherboard)**----884(x)1,659(x)4,246(x)

* System: i5 4590, 3.3-3.7GHz, 8gb DDR3, Windows 10
** System: Core2Duo E4600, 2.4GHz, 4GB DDR2, Windows 7, 'Win10
*** System: Pentium M 1.8GHz, 1GB (DDR), AGP
x = May not have been optimal drivers
^ Passive
% increase is increase in performance over system listed one place below, based on figures in bold or figures combined as an average



3DMark Versions, and the Direct X version / graphics cards they're designed to test:

  • 3DMark 2000: DirectX7
  • 3DMark 2001 SE: DirectX8.1
  • 3DMark 2003: DirectX9.0a
  • 3DMark 2005: DirectX9.0c - Last version that you could view results without the internet (v120, not v130 - v130 requires internet).
  • 3DMark 2006: DirectX9.0c - Needs an internet connection to view results
  • 3DMark Vantage: DirectX10
  • 3DMark2011: DirectX11
  • 3DMark TimeSpy 1.0: DirectX12
  • 3DMark FireStrike: DirectX11
You can get a lot of the older 3DMark benchmarks for free from 3DMark.

"Vintage" Graphics Cards

Travelling further back in time, here are some of the results for 3DMark 2000 and 99Max, and some much older vintage graphics cards:

3DMark (or other) 2001  2000  99Max  QuakeGL (Timedemo fps)
3dfx Voodoo3 3000 16mb AGP 528 1343 2484 86.3fps (**) 101.1fps (3dfx**)
GeForce 4 MX420 64mb AGP .. 1421 2481 71fps (VGA/16)
GeForce 2 MX/MX400 64mb AGP .. 1391 2514 70fps (VGA/16)
NVidia FX5200 128mb AGP .. 1438 2295 68.5fps (VGA/16), 23.8fps*
NVidia Vanta / Vanta LT 16mb AGP .. 1124 254739.9fps (VGA/16)
.. ... - - -fps (-)


Tested with a Windows 98SE, AMD K6-2 500MHz, 256mb SDRAM system. *CPU, non 3D accelerated Quake 640x480 resolution. ** OpenGL driver followed by 3dfx Glide driver for Quake, same 640x480 resolution.

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