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.
...which (in the context it has been applied) is the same as saying we don't mind nVidia renaming an 8800GT to a 9800GT and then a 9800GT to a whatever 2xx series...and so on and so forth. My point is simple: nVidia is pulling an extremely sleazy marketing scheme on consumers by renaming existing models. If you goof admit it and get on with life; that's why I appreciated the fact that when the first generation of Phenoms were botched AMD gracefully renamed unaffected quads with a 50 (IE 9650 instead of 9600). Trying to remember all the different names of the exact same model is like dealing with someone who IM's you from five different screen names, eventually you just end up blocking them out.
Cherry picked? It's a retail product.
And there are MASSIVE rumours saying that Nvidia is hand-picking the review models sent to reviewers, even confirmed by HardOCP. Addressing that in this article would have been great.
thepinkpantherwhen the GTX4xx series i guess nvidia will launch the g92 refresh yet again, this time as an entry level graphics card.I Agree!