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: In 3D Mark Vantage we see the dual GPU’s of the GeForce GTX 295 and the Radeon HD 4870X2 pull out a narrow victory over the single Radeon HD 5850. With an overall score of X6657 the Radeon HD 5850 does very well in this benchmark. In CrossFire mode the Radeon HD 5850 turns into a monster and was even able to beat out a pair of GeForce GTX 275 cards in SLI.