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 XFX Radeon HD 4850 1GB is once again at the bottom of the pack. Though normally that would be considered bad, this is a very good score for a single video card costing just $124.99! Keep in mind that this is the “Extreme” setting and brings each of our video cards to a crawl.
The GPU score gives you a slightly clearer picture of how much the GPU affects the total score. Again, for a card costing so little, the XFX 4850 1GB is putting out some great results.