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 GA-X58-USB3 motherboard had a solid showing in 3DMark Vantage. With an overall score of 18465 it falls right between our other X58 motherboards and has a significant lead over our AMD Phenom II X6 1055T system.