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
The Performance settings were used for testing, so a resolution of 1280×1024 was used.
Benchmark Results: Futuremark 3DMark Vantage is GPU weighted, so the winner of the overall score part of the benchmark and the processor with the highest GPU score was the AMD A8-3850 A-Series APU. When it comes to CPU scores the Intel Core i3 and Core i5 processors rule the roost with the Core i7-2600K taking the win by a very large margin. Notice that the Core i3-2120 is faster than the Core i3-2105 in the CPU test, but slower in the GPU test. This is again because the Core i3-2120 has a higher CPU clock speed and the older Intel HD Graphics 2000 GPU.