We've got a big list of performance improvements for this release. Let's see if we notice any of them.
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.
HD 5770 - Both P and X performance presets seem to be slightly down.
HD 5850 - P performance seems slightly down; X performance shows no real change.
HD 5870 - P performance seems slightly down; X performance is identical, though.
HD 5970 - Performance seems down in both presets, more so in the P one than the X, though.