Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
We minimize the CPU’s influence by using the Extreme profile (1920x1200, 4x FSAA and anisotropic filtering).
Increasing the clock rate doesn’t help much in 3DMark Vantage. The modified GeForce 9800 GTX proves that the GeForce 8/9 architecture has passed its prime and should now be viewed as outdated. The best it can do is to close the gap to the Radeon HD 4850. There is no talking about competition with the Radeon HD 4870.
The individual tests agree with the overall scores except that the modified GeForce 9800 GTX overtakes the Radeon HD 4850 in the second test. That’s not the result you would expect from a graphics card working at an increased GPU voltage, producing a lot of noise, and consuming as much power as the GeForce 9800 GX2!