Synthetic tests are nice for many reasons; they offer an easy to use repeatable standard for testing. Most are readily available for free on the internet and can be used by anyone. But unfortunately they rarely tell the full story. Still they are an important part of the story and need to be included in any testing.
Our typical synthetic tests are Futuremark’ s 3DMark Vantage, Furmark, Stalker Call of Pripyat, Direct Compute, and Unigine’s Heaven benchmark for both DX10 and DX11. With these three tests we can give you a good idea of base performance of the GPU in question.
3DMark Vantage is one of the benchmarks that everyone knows. It is used commonly for bragging rights. If you have the highest score, you win. The suite of tests covers the gamut of DX9, DX10, AI and Physics processing that you would normally see in gaming. We will run both the performance test as well as pushing the cards to complete the Extreme test run as well.
As we said above, the GTX570 fits in perfectly right behind the GTX580. It is even ahead of the HD5970 in this run of the benchmark.
In our Extreme run the GTX570 also falls into line in the upper range of grouping. Not too shabby, however let’s not forget that this is only a synthetic and not the whole story. We have more than a few items to get through before we have a clear picture.
The new benchmark from Futuremark, 3DMark11 (check out our review) takes off where Vantage stops. Here you get Tessellation, Direct Compute Physics and much more. We will be transitioning to this new benchmark now that it is officially out and on the market.
Again the scores look very good from the small sampling we have here. We will be adding more detail to this graph as we now have access to the scoring site and get the full details with each test run. However we should most definitely note that the HD5970 is out in front as you would expect a dual GPU card to be.
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