Those numbers are way off, AFAIK the 480 does around 19k in vantage at stock clocks not 23k. And Raz is 100% correct, syn. benchies mean nothing, compare mano a mano using in-game benchies that do not incorporate PPU processing if you want more accurate results.
If I get 18.4k in vantage w/ dedicated PPU there is no way in hell the 460 will get 21k.. Must have been a typo confusing 06 with vantage.
I wish I could put this more eloquently, but it's just used to gain a general idea of a system's potential. How that potential translates into actual game performance varies due to how different the 3D engine(s) used in each game is from another, and all of them are different from 3D Mark.
Well the reason I asked is because at stock without a PPU I get 16k (matches the guru charts). With a PPU I get 18.4k and with the primary OC'ed + PPU I get 19.1k. I thought it would level out the score as long as I was using a dedicated PPU. No more Vantage or 06 for me from now on...
But what I do find strange is that guru states that a stock 460 w/ quad @ 3.8Ghz gets around 16k, so a jump from 16k to 21k is rather large unless I am missing something here