EVGA GTX 480 Hydro Copper FTW Review

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Futuremark 3DMark Vantage

Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
Synthetic DX10 Performance

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. With this latest version of the benchmark, Futuremark has incorporated new graphics tests, CPU tests, several feature tests, and support for the latest PC hardware. We tested the graphics cards here with 3DMark Vantage's Extreme preset option, which uses a resolution of 1920x1200 with 4x anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering.

The HC FTW GTX 480 turned in a score of X10437, edging out the HD 5870 Super OC and stock GTX 480. But it was no match for the HD 5970 Black Edition, trailing it by 25% in this benchmark. At the end of the day, you really can't do much with 3DMark Vantage besides run the test and compare your score with others on forums. The following pages consist of our real world gaming tests, so let's find out how the EVGA Hydro Copper FTW performs in that environment. 

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