Asus 9800 GTX 512MB EN9800GTX

Futuremark Benchmarks

All of the cards were run through several 3DMark benchmarks. Note that both the 9800 GX2 and the 3 Way SLI setup were both run through an extra benchmark at 1920 x 1200 with 8 x AA.

FutureMark – 3DMark03

3DMark03 is a benchmark that uses mainly a DirectX 8 feature set including several pixel fill-rate tests. I included this test in the review to see an approximation of how well old games will play on the current gen cards, as well as how well each card copes with the fill-rate tests.

3DMark03 shows a small improvement over the GTS, but the overclocked GT beats it out. At a higher resolution and AA the 8800 GTX surpasses the 9800 GTX pretender by a margin.
FutureMark 3DMark05

3DMark05 is a benchmark based on DirectX 9 with more advanced shading and bump-mapping techniques, as well as a tough CPU test integrated.

3DMark05 again shows the same pattern, but this time at the higher resolution the 9800 GTX beats the 8800 GTX.
FutureMark – 3DMark06

3DMark06 is a more complex 3D benchmark, using many of the more advanced techniques found in DirectX 9.0c such as utilising Shader Model 3.0 and HDR lighting to create a tough benchmark that stresses the GPU and CPU.

Nudging ahead in the newer 3dmark06, the 9800 GTX tops the single GPU chart by a way in both low and high resolutions.