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"The new 3D Mark 2003 is here! After the initial hype, however, users and hardware testers quickly sobered up. The CPU performance doesn't appear to play a very big role for the final result. Only the graphics card is ultimately responsible for the 3D Mark score"
ATI 9700 benfit...DX9
Geforce uses lose out becasue of DX9 no go.