Performance in Synthetic and Semi-synthetic Benchmarks
Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
We minimize the CPU’s influence by using the Extreme profile (1920x1200, 4x FSAA and anisotropic filtering). We also publish the results of the individual tests across all resolutions.
The new driver makes the GeForce GTX 465 somewhat faster in this benchmark as it now scores over 6,000 points. It also has a better GPU Only score, but doesn’t look impressive against the Radeon HD 5850.
The GeForce GTX 465 does much better with the new driver in the individual tests. You can see it clear in the second test where the new card successfully competes with the Radeon HD 5850 at 1600x1900 and 2560x1600. When overclocked, it is competitive at 1920x1080, too. Alas, this cannot make up for the poor performance of the GeForce GTX 465 in most of the gaming tests.
Unigine Heaven Benchmark
Like its more advanced cousins, the GeForce GTX 465 is far ahead of the Radeon HD 5850 and 5870 in terms of bottom speed but have nearly no advantage in terms of average frame rate. It is clear that the GF100 architecture is overall more optimized for games that make use of advanced DirectX 11 capabilities but such games are scarce as yet and Unigine Heaven, being a semi-synthetic benchmark, is not among them. Besides, the Radeon HD 5000 architecture has not yet exhausted itself, either.
Our practical tests are over, so we are going to sum up its results in the following section.