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, the Sapphire 4890 2GB Vapor X has a clear performance advantage over the 4870.
In GPU score, the 4890 2GB holds about a 14% performance advantage, which is similar to what we saw in most of our real life gaming situations. The 4850 1GB is right at 33% behind the 4890 2GB!