3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard for 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.
All tests on the 9800GT were done with the Performance setting, at a resolution of 1280×1024.
Results: as you can see, the 9800GT scores higher marks than the 8800GT, and even stand up pretty well to the higher priced 8800GTX.