nV News heeft een benchmark vergelijking van DX6.2 en DX7 gepost. Hier heb je een hun bevindingen:
Neil Yates, our Lab tech, fired-off a quick benchmark of a Xentor 32 under Windows 98 SE tested with 3DMark99 Max Pro under both DirectX 6.2 and 7.0. Although Microsoft has mentioned that DX7 would provide a slight performance increase with today's Direct3D games, the following screenshot shows that this is not the case - performance is equal. However, this release will pave the way for next-generation cards such as the GeForce 256 and 3dfx's next chipset. DirectX 7.0 has not yet been officially released; we will inform you the minute it does and provide you with download links.