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Test System Specs & 3Dmark Vantage

Test System Specs
- Intel Core i7 920 (Overclocked @ 3.70GHz)
- x3 2GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 (CAS 9-9-9-24)
- Asus P6T Deluxe (Intel X58)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300)
- Inno3D GeForce GTX 480 (1536MB) SLI
- Inno3D GeForce GTX 480 (1536MB)
- Palit GeForce GTX 470 (1280MB)
- Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum (1024MB)
- Inno3D GeForce GTX 460 (768MB)
- HIS Radeon HD 5970 (2GB)
- HIS Radeon HD 5870 (1GB) Crossfire
- HIS Radeon HD 5870 (1GB)
- HIS Radeon HD 5850 (1GB)
- Asus Radeon HD 5830 (1GB)
- HIS Radeon HD 5770 (1GB) Crossfire
- HIS Radeon HD 5770 (1GB)
Software
- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
- Nvidia Forceware 257.21
- Nvidia Forceware 258.56 (For GeForce GTX 460 Cards)
- ATI Catalyst 10.6



Running 3Dmark Vantage, our only synthetic benchmark in this review, at 2560x1600 the Inno3D GeForce GTX (768MB) is 23% faster than the Radeon HD 5770 and about 22% slower than the Radeon HD 5830. The Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum (1GB) was 3% faster than the Radeon HD 5830, while it also beat the GeForce GTX 470 which is very impressive.