3DMark VantageWith an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M and 1GB of DDR3 memory, the reference system we are testing has one of the fastest GPUs currently available at retailers.
3DMark Vantage paints a mixed picture. On one hand, the GeForce GTX 280M appears to be a horrible performer (this isn’t true as we’ll see in a second). On the other hand, the CPU performance appears to be astronomical compared to the i7 860 desktop processor – thus contradicting all the other CPU-intensive benchmarks we’ve run so far in this article.
So what to believe? We’ll settle this by looking at real world gaming.