3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware. 3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.
The Extreme settings were used for testing, so a resolution of 1920×1200 was used.
Benchmark Results: 3DMark Vantage showed that GeForce GTX 570 was being chased by the Radeon HD 6970 as there was only a 4% difference between the cards. The AMD Radeon HD 6950 was slightly behind the GeForce GTX 480, but was just a tad faster than the Radeon HD 5870.