3DMark Vantage has been released at April 28, bringing us a totally new way of gaming benchmark. In a gamer/reviewer’s view, the Vantage release is as important as a hardware company like AMD or Intel launch their new product lines. The software is not just make for bench current GPU, it is make for benching PC gaming hardware in the future. Our rig is not that future, so in our test you can see, even a GeForce 9800GX2 performs not so good in the most extreme setting of Vantage.
Before Vantage’s launch, NVIDIA has already prepared a new driver, 175.12, and AMD released a Hotfix for Catalyst 8.4 after the benchmark tool’s launch. It seems a competition base on 3DMark Vantage have already begin.
But 3DMark Vantage is not polished, some bugs have shown their signs in the software, still waiting for FutureMark to eliminate them. in the official FAQ there is some early answers. If you have troubles with 3DMark Vantage, you should check out the FAQ.
Page 1: Introduction
Page 2: Testing platform
Page 3: 16 cards benchmark with Performance preset
Page 4: 16 cards benchmark with Extreme preset
Page 5: Card comparison
Page 6: 3DMark Vantage is torture for GFX cards