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 900 MHz GeForce GTX 460 1GB is as fast as the Radeon HD 5870 in this benchmark just as we have seen throughout the previous tests.
The overclocked Palit is somewhat less confident in the second test compared to the first one where it falls behind the Radeon HD 5870 at 1920x1080. The results of the individual 3DMark tests agree with what we have seen above in the games.
Final Fantasy XIV Official Benchmark
This benchmark produces an incomprehensible result in points, so we use Fraps to get more understandable numbers. It can only run at 1280x720 and 1920x1080.
It’s hard to beat AMD solutions in this benchmark, yet the overclocked GeForce GTX 460 1GB gets very close to the Radeon HD 5850 at 1920x1080. That’s a good result considering the Radeon-oriented game engine. The frame rate is quite playable.
Unigine Heaven Benchmark
The average performance of the 900 MHz card from Palit is roughly the same as that of the GeForce GTX 470 but its bottom speed is lower. The lack of ALUs cannot always be made up for by the higher clock rate. Anyway, the overclocked Palit GeForce GTX 460 Sonic Platinum delivers excellent performance, just like in most of the other tests.