Written By : Jeff Nettleton and Trevor Haag
is pretty straight forward and easy.
The interface looks similar to 3DMark03, a few new buttons
and of course new game tests.
There are several benchmarks you can use, three game tests,
two CPU tests and the usual feature tests such as fill rate,
pixel and vertex tests.
New are the batch size tests.
The batch size tests render a very simple scene, un-optimized,
batch sizes ranging from 8 triangles to 32768 triangles.
This is the sequel to the test in 3DMark03 where a space
battle took place.
One force was trying to keep the other force from taking
over the spaceship.
In this test a cargo ship is under attack by space pirates,
they breach the ship and board it with a lot of firepower.
The test shows the boarding and fire fight between the two
test here resembles many shooter games, which are mostly
It takes place in a big cargo bay with lots of characters
fighting, making it look like a multi player shooter game.
This is about a forest filled with fire flies (go figure!).
Set against a nightl-time backdrop with a full moon, the
fire fly dances around the forest.
The full moon and the green flickering light from the moving
fire fly make lights it with a magical glow.
a small scale outdoor test, with trees and branches swaying
to the wind and dense vegetation on the ground.
With the dancing fire fly the amazing lighting and shadow
system is shown off.
A nice scene showing the flight of a Jules Verne type airship
through a canyon.
The canyon is filled with water beneath which a huge sea
The members of the ship are confronted by the sea monster
as it rises up and they are forces to defend their craft
with cannon fire.
Eventually they have to flee and resort to a sort of afterburner
to keep out of reach of the monster.
tests the large outdoor scene, a complex scene with large
areas of reflective water.
According to the whitepaper, the rock surface of the canyon
walls is one of the heavier materials.
It fills up the PS2.0 almost to the last instruction when
combined with dynamic shadow rendering.