Vertex Shader Tests
Vertex shaders are responsible for calculating the geometry of a scene. The Radeon 9700 has four vertex shaders; again, twice as many as the NVIDIA's GeForce4.
3D Mark 2001 SE 330
As expected, the results show the Radeon securely in the lead.
SharkMark is a benchmark developed by Matrox, which was published for the introduction of the new Parhelia cards. The test runs in windowed mode with a predefined resolution.
Once again, the Radeon 9700 takes the lead.
The Radeon can clearly be said to dominate the vertex shader tests. However, apparently the individual vertex shader units are no faster than their counterparts in the NVIDIA design.