3DMark is a popular synthetic gaming benchmark used by many gamers and overclockers to gauge the performance of their PC's. All 3DMark runs were performed a total of 5 times, with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining 3 results.
Throughout the testing the 9600GSO consistently outperformed the Sapphire card in the synthetic benchmarks. Although on occasions the HD4670 drew close, the 9600GSO got the better of its ATI rival on all but one of the tests. The gap shortened when the resolution increased but despite this it is clear the 9600GSO is the better card in this area regardless of resolution. This surprising considering the HD4670 has more memory. Let's see if this translates to 'real world' gaming...
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