Benchmark Results: 3DMark Vantage
According to Futuremark’s latest synthetic graphics test, both the GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce GTX 9800+ perform on par with AMD’s Radeon HD 4850. As we’ll see in some of the tests to come, the newer GTS 250 board with its 1 GB frame buffer is actually able to perform on par with the Radeon HD 4870 in some real-world tests. However, this gives us a good baseline for comparing the results to come.
The GPU results largely mirror what we saw in the overall 3DMark results.
Note that our CPU results are all pretty much the same. We disable the physics processing unit (PPU) feature in 3DMark Vantage due to the massive advantage it lends to Nvidia’s cards without any logical translation to real-world performance gains as of yet.