Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
We minimize the CPU’s influence by using the Extreme profile (1920x1200, 4x FSAA and anisotropic filtering).
The Radeon HD 4850 CrossFire subsystem stopped just short of the GeForce GTX 280’s score. This is the indication of high efficiency of CrossFire technology and of the imminent win of the Radeon HD 4870 X2.
The GeForce GTX 280 is in the lead in the first test. It is quite surprising since the test abounds in complex computations that are performed best on ATI’s solutions. The Radeon HD 4850 CrossFire wins the high-texture-load second test, which is a kind of a surprise, too. Well, the two cards in the CrossFire configuration have a total of 80 texture processors which seem to be more effective than Nvidia’s.