3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performancebenchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista andDirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests,several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware. 3DMarkVantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developedspecifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics APIfrom Microsoft.
The Extreme settings were used for testing, so a resolution of 1920x1200 was used.
Benchmark Results: The ATI Radeon HD 5970 was able to break the 12,000 point barrier in 3DMark Vantage in Extreme mode. This is a very strong score and the second highest that we have seen on a reference card!