First, you'll find a table showing the single figure of merit numbers for 3D wireframe (PLBwire93) and 3D surface (PLBsurf93) categories, along with a list of the eight standard benchmark files available for graphics performance testing under the Picture-Level Benchmark (PLB). These files are divided into three categories: 3D Wireframe, 3D Surface, and "Other."
"Normalizing Factor" is the scaling factor used to keep numbers from
becoming too unwieldy, and the PLBlit and PLBopt
columns give the reported PLBmark scores for each test. A section within the PLB overview called
"The Method for Reporting Results" contains an explanation of the number
|Vendor and System Name
||PLBwire93 ||PLBwire93 score
||PLBsurf93 ||PLBsurf93 score
||Benchmark Name||Normalizing Factor||PLBmarks
Next, you'll find a listing of optimizations for each standard
benchmark file for which a PLBopt number is reported.
|A. Description of first optimization||benchmark numbers
||B. Description of second optimization||benchmark numbers
||C. . . .|| . . .
This is followed by a description of the system used to achieve the
graphics performance results reported on the page, with a section for
listing technical notes pertinent to the graphics performance tests.
|GRAPHICS HARDWARE CONFIGURATION||SYSTEM HARDWARE CONFIGURATION||SOFTWARE CONFIGURATION|
|Graphics Accelerator||name||Processor Type||name||Operating System||O/S
||Total Graphics Memory ||## MB
||Number of CPUs ||#
||Window System ||name
||Image Buffer ||size
||Floating Point ||type
||Overlay/Underlay Buffer ||size
||Primary Cache (KB) ||## KB
||API Version ||id
||Depth Buffer ||size
||Secondary Cache (KB) ||## KB
||API Vendor ||name
||Stencil Buffer ||size
||Memory (MB) ||## MB
||PLB Version ||id
||Accumulation Buffer ||size
||Disk (MB) ||### MB
||Driver Version ||id
||Auxiliary Buffer ||size
||Other Buffer ||size
||Display List Memory ||description
Technical notes pertinent to the graphics performance tests.
||Texture Memory ||description
*Consult vendor literature for actual viewable size of monitor.
||Display Resolution ||width x height
||Display Size/Type ||description
||Display Refresh Rate ||## Hz
||Swap on Vertical Retrace ||yes/no
Finally, a table gives the price and availability of the system
described. "Test Date" refers to the data when the reported performance
tests were run. "General Availability" is the vendor's estimate of when
the system reported on was made available or will become available.
|List Price (as of mm/dd/yy)||price