Asus EN9800GT Matrix GeForce 9800GT

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Hardware Used:
Core 2 Duo X6850 (3GHz)

Intel DX48BT2 (B)
(X48 Express)

Asus EN9800 GT Matrix
Radeon HD 4850
Asus EN8800GTX

2048MB Kingston DDR3-1333
(2 X 1GB)

Integrated Audio
Integrated Network

Western Digital "Raptor" 74GB
(10,000RPM - SATA)


Relevant Software:

Windows Vista Ultimate SP1
DirectX June 2008 Redist

NVIDIA Forceware v180.48
ATI Catalyst v8.11

Benchmarks Used:
3DMark Vantage v1.0.1
Cryis:  Warhead
Unreal Tournament 3
Half Life 2: Episode 2*
FarCry 2

Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
Synthetic DirectX Gaming


3DMark Vantage

The latest version of Futuremark's synthetic 3D gaming benchmark, 3DMark Vantage, is specifically bound to Windows Vista-based systems because it uses some advanced visual technologies that are only available with DirectX 10, which y isn't available on previous versions of Windows.  3DMark Vantage isn't simply a port of 3DMark06 to DirectX 10 though.  With this latest version of the benchmark, Futuremark has incorporated two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, in addition to support for the latest PC hardware.  We tested the graphics cards here with 3DMark Vantage's Default Settings








 

The Asus EN9800GT Matrix trailed the Radeon 4850 and GeForce 8800GTX in all tests.  The 8800GTX trumped both cards overall, while the Radeon 4850 held a 5.5% overall score advantage over the EN9800GT.  When breaking things down further, the GPU 1 and 2 tests show the Radeon 4850 continues to hold onto its lead over the EN9800GT, averaging a 5 FPS advantage between the two tests.
 

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