We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: Intel, ASRock, Kingston, Western Digital, Noctua and Thermaltake.
After having upgraded to the latest WHQL 257.21 ForceWare drivers, we'll see how the card goes against the stock clocked Galaxy which was using the original 257.15 Beta drivers. Just for good measure, we've also thrown in a number of other cards including the HD 5850, HD 5870 and GTX 470.
Let's get started!
Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.1
Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com
Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmarkvantage/
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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.
Looking at 3DMark Vantage, we see a baseline as to where the model sits compared to the other cards. As for the difference between the two driver sets, we can see there's almost nothing.