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.
Default 3DMark06 settings were used for testing, so a resolution of 1280×1024 was used.
Test Results: The GeForce 9500 GT was able to make it through 3DMark Vantage alive and turned in an overall score of 2,261 3DMarks, which is about half what the GeForce 9600 GT scored.
Test Results: The GPU score in Vantage wasn’t that pretty, but this is a tough new DirectX 10 benchmark