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.
Despite the lack of PhysX support, the Radeon HD 5970 is first in 3DMark Vantage, too. Its overall score of over 14,000 points achieved at the overclocked frequencies is brilliant. Nvidia’s solutions are nowhere near the new leader which can only be challenged by upcoming Fermi-based products. However, the Fermi processor and related graphics cards are yet to be announced by Nvidia.
The individual tests do not tell us anything new except that the Radeon HD 5970 is not much faster than the GeForce GTX 295 in the first test at a resolution of 1280x1024. Things return to their normal course at the higher resolutions and the new card from AMD takes its deserved top place.