ECS X58B-A Black Edition Motherboard ReviewWed, Dec 31, 2008 - 12:00 AM
3DMark Vantage is the latest 3DMark test from Futuremark. Traditionally 3DMark focused on GPU performance but with 3DMark 2006 and Vantage, Futuremark has given more attention to the CPU. 3DMark Vantage features two CPU tests that focus on either artificial intelligence calculations or physics calculations. These tests scale incredibly well with cores so the more threads available the higher the score.
The 3DMark series scales really well with CPU threads. 3DMark Vantage scores benefit much from the added bandwidth and computational increases. 3DMark 2006 doesn’t scale as much with much less focus placed on the CPU but it still shows a great improvement.