XFX 9800GTX+ Reviewccokeman - October 9, 2008
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Just added to the OverclockersClub suite of benchmarks is the newest from Futuremark, 3DMark Vantage. Featuring all-new game tests, this benchmark is for use with Vista based systems. "There are two all-new CPU tests that have been designed around a new 'Physics and Artificial Intelligence-related computation.' CPU test two offers support for physics related hardware." There are four preset levels that correspond to specific resolutions. 'Entry' is 1024x768 progressing to 'Extreme' at 1920x1200. Of course, each preset can be modified to arrange any number of user designed testing. For our testing, I will use the four presets at all default settings.
- All default settings in each preset level
- Entry 1024x768
- Performance 1280x1024
- High 1680x1050
- Extreme 1920x1200
The 9800GTX+ is faster at the 1024x768 resolution than the HD4850 but when the CPU is no longer a help to it in the "Performance" and higher presets it fails to exceed the the performance of the ATI mid range card. The performance does exceed that of the 9800GTX. Again, not by much.