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.
Performance settings were used, so a 1280×1024 resolution was used.
Benchmark Results: The GIGABYTE 890FXA-UD5 was competing at the top of the charts in 3DMark Vantage. The CPU score of the GIGABYTE 890FXA-UD5 was the highest of all the boards that we have tested; the GPU Score was within ~1% of the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula which seems to be the board to beat.