ASUS EN9800GTX TOP Graphics Card

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3DMark Vantage Results

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 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 "Performance" preset option, which uses a resolution of 1280x1024.

Unlike the 3DMark06 tests, the 3DMark Vantage tests actually show the power and potential of two EN9800GTX TOPs in SLI. Additionally, the EN9800GTX TOP struts its stuff in single-card mode as well and beats all of the other cards by a respectable margin. It's interesting to see that the reference 8800 GTX bested the reference 9800 GTX, but it could not defeat the overclocked EN9800GTX TOP.


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