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.
In the overall score we see the Gigabyte GTX 260 core 216 Super Overclock again really blowing away all of the Radeon graphics cards. The default clock of our Gigabyte card really steps up the performance!
The GPU score gives you a slightly clearer picture of how much the GPU affects the total score. Our Gigabyte GTX 260 core 216 Super Overclock is able to break 5500 points, putting it right at 15% faster than any of the Radeons in 3D Mark Vantage.