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: The HIS Radeon HD 5570 pulled out a victory in 3DMark Vantage, but the ASUS ENGT430 wasn’t too far behind. Notice that the NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 has more than double the performance and remember the card doesn’t cost twice the price! Gamers should really be looking at the GTS 450 if they are looking for a budget card.