Performance in 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 display resolutions to provide a full picture.
While the GeForce 9600 cannot score even 2000 points here, the GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 easily does that. When overclocked to its maximum, this inexpensive G215-based solution has a score of almost 3000 points. This is not enough to beat the Radeon HD 4770, though.
The individual tests produce interesting results. The GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 is ahead of the GeForce 9600 in the first test only. The oldie beats the newcomer in the second test when the GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 works at the reference frequencies. It is only through overclocking that it wins at 1920x1200 and narrows the gap at the lower resolutions.