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.
Benchmark Results: The ASUS F1A75-M Pro pretty much ran the table in 3DMark Vantage. During the Entry Level Preset test the ASUS F1A75-M Pro had an overall score of 15689 3DMarks and a GPU score of 19479. The integrated graphics on the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro and Intel Core i5 2500k couldn’t keep up with an overall score of 10106 and a GPU score of 8700. The overall score of the ASUS F1A75-M Pro was 55.2% higher than the Intel Combo and the GPU score was 123.9% higher! Cranking the preset level to Performance in 3DMark Vantage the ASUS F1A75-M Pro pulls further ahead of the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Intel Core i5 2500k. The overall score of the ASUS F1A75-M Pro was 4155 3DMarks compared to the Intel systems score of 1846 3DMarks. Thats a performance difference of 125%. The GPU scores were 3481 3DMarks for the APU system and 1418 3DMarks for the Intel system. That is a difference of 145.5%!