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: Once again the AMD Radeon HD 6990 fell inline where we expected it to. 16% faster than the pair of AMD Radeon HD 6950’s in CrossfireX, and 4.7% behind a pair of AMD Radeon HD 6970’s! Significantly faster than the AMD Radeon HD 6990 was the pair of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580’s in SLI. These were faster than the AMD Radeon HD 6990 by nearly 29%, though that’s roughly the price difference as well.