Performance in Synthetic Benchmarks
Even though the good old 3DMark06 isn’t quite adequate today, it is quite correct saying that the G92-based solutions are inferior to the RV770-based ones. The Palit cards are superior in the SM2.0 tests but it is only at the overclocked frequencies that they can get close to the Radeon HD 4850.
The results of the individual SM2.0 tests agree with what we’ve said above but it is only in the first test, which loads the texture processor subsystem, that the Palit cards are much faster.
The SM3.0/HDR tests produce predictable results, too. The overclocked Palit GeForce 9800 GTX+ is close to the Radeon HD 4850 in the second test only. No wonder the ATI solution is better in overall scores even though 3DMark06 can make use of but a small portion of the potential of the RV770 architecture.