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.
Like 3DMark 11 the higher X preset places all the setups quite close to each other. Under the P preset, though, we see some strong performance from the new P67 platform and you can see that the new i7 2600K is even fighting with the much more expensive 980X.