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 performance preset settings were used for testing in 3DMark Vantage.
No surprise here. 3DMark 2006 is CPU limited with these GPUs while 3DMark Vantage scales well with the additional frequency the XFX GTX 260 has over the Palit GTX 260.