A DirectX 9 Shader Model 3.0 benchmark with PhysX support.

Application Details:

Version: 2006 (3DMark06)
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.0

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installation
  • Demo mode (with caveats)
    • Semi-translucent textures make it analagous to watching a wire-frame movie, essentially useless.
  • Main menu

What does not

  • Hardware detection (does not detect my shader model support despite using every wine registry trick in the book)
  • Benchmarking
  • Image Quality testing


What was not tested

  • Registered version (Pro)

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Linux: 2.6.28-11-generic x86_64 GNU/Linux Distro: Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope 64bit GPU Drivers: NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-180.51 Wine: 1.1.20 GPU: Nvidia GTX 250 / Nvidia 9800 GTX+ RAM: 2GB CPU: Intel E6600 OCed to 3.2Ghz Mobo: Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 28 20216.0Yes Yes YesGoldC. Leu 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Jul 04 20151.7.46Yes Yes GoldWylda 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 02 20141.7.17Yes Yes GoldJarkko Korpi 
ShowCentOS 6.4Sep 16 20131.7.1Yes Yes GoldArtem S. Tashkinov 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 07 20131.6Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
9210 3DMark06 doesn't recognize Pixel Shaders 2.0 CLOSED FIXED View
12705 Openal 1.1 installer license not shown CLOSED FIXED View
13891 start.exe http://someurl/ does not work (affects any app that invokes external browser, e.g. Google Sketchup) CLOSED FIXED View
18806 3Dmark 2006 CLOSED FIXED View
19007 3dmark requires pixel shader 2 or higher CLOSED DUPLICATE View
19065 3dmark06: shader doesn't compile with arb shader backend CLOSED FIXED View
20296 Multiple apps crash due missing support for COM dll surrogate, dllhost.exe (League of Legends 08_18_2009_04, 3Dmark03, 3Dmark05, 3Dmark06) CLOSED FIXED View
22392 3dmark03, 3dmark06 crash on startup when trying to get system info (Wine lacks support for COM dll surrogate, dllhost.exe) CLOSED DUPLICATE View
22393 3dmark06 free version reports "D3DXGetImageInfoFromFileInMemory failed" when you try to run the demo CLOSED FIXED View
27024 3DMark06: dies on msvcp71.dll.?begin@?$basic_string@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@2@@std@@QBE?AVconst_iterator@12@XZ (purist) CLOSED FIXED View
33588 3DMark06 cannot be installed: Not enough free space on at drive C: CLOSED INVALID View
34536 3DMark06 crashes with native d3dx9_36.dll CLOSED FIXED View
36697 64-bit InstallShield engine COM server 'ISBEW64.exe' crashes or hangs (32-bit InstallShield based installers in 64-bit WINEPREFIX) CLOSED FIXED View
37236 3dmark06 installer crashes in 64-bit WINEPREFIX (64-bit InstallShield engine COM server 'ISBEW64.exe') CLOSED DUPLICATE View
38872 3DMark06 cannot be run without native d3dx9_* libraries: proxycon_in.txt: D3DXCompileShader failed: Invalid data (D3DXERR_INVALIDDATA) CLOSED DUPLICATE View
38873 Wine incorrectly changes display resolution under X11/Linux/binary NVIDIA drivers CLOSED INVALID View
49135 3DMark06 installer shows: "The CPU of this system does not support SSE instructions" CLOSED INVALID View
50734 3DMark06 HDR/SM3.0 graphics tests are crashing UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Running 3DMark 2006 under Wine

In order to run 3DMark 2006 under Wine you have to:

1) first install d3dx9_28.dll and d3dx9_36.dll dlls using winetricks (right mouse click, "Save link as", save as, then make it executable, then run it).

2) edit the 3dmark 2006 link and add this flag to its command line: "-nosysteminfo", so it will look like:

wine "C:\\Program Files\\\Futuremark\\3DMark06\\3DMark06.exe" -nosysteminfo


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Wine 1.7.1 vs Windows 7 64
by Artem S. Tashkinov on Monday September 16th 2013, 16:25
NVIDIA GTX 660/325.15, Linux 3.10 i686:

16430 3DMarks
SM2.0 Score: 5384
HDR/SM3.0 Score: 7855
CPU Score: 6313

(native d3dx9_36 and d3dx_28 are required, 3DMark must be run with -nosysteminfo option)

Windows 7 64 results will be posted shortly.
RE: Wine 1.7.1 vs Windows 7 64
by Artem S. Tashkinov on Friday September 20th 2013, 2:36
NVIDIA GTX 660/320.49, Windows 7 64 SP1:

24950 3DMarks
SM2.0 Score: 9874
HDR/SM3.0 Score: 12681
CPU Score: 6042

CPU score is more or less the same, SM scores are almost two times smaller.
Wine 1.4 vs Windows XP 64
by Artem S. Tashkinov on Saturday March 17th 2012, 6:51
Wine 1.4/kernel 3.3 x86/NVIDIA 290.10 results:

10101 3DMarks
SM2.0 Score: 4506
HDR/SM3.0 Score: 3007
CPU Score: 7006

Windows XP 64/NVIDIA 285.58

15568 3DMarks
SM2.0 Score: 6196
HDR/SM3.0 Score: 5918
CPU Score: 7407

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K @4.1GHz
GPU: NVIDIA 9800GT non-overclocked

Wine definitely needs to be greatly improved, on average it's 33% slower, but in SM3.0 test it's two times slower.
SLI gives lower score than sinle card
by Vadim on Sunday December 12th 2010, 11:32
3DMark06 ver.1.20, wine 1.3.9

2xGTX280, QX9770, resolution 1600x1200, all other settings default.


7418 3DMarks
SM2.0 Score: 2362
HDR/SM3.0 Score: 3167
CPU Score: 5185

(SLI=AFR gives the same scores, SFR slightly better, AA even more better (despite there was no antialiasing at all))


8341 3DMarks
SM2.0 Score: 2805
HDR/SM3.0 Score: 3471
CPU Score: 5199

i.e. single card has better performance. Weird...
RE: SLI gives lower score than sinle card
by Vadim on Sunday January 9th 2011, 7:22
More than that - GTX580 gave LESS score than obsolete GTX280: 8160/2645/3485/5163. wine 1.3.11
Why such strange results?