Futuremark released 3DMark Vantage, on April 28, 2008. It is a benchmark based upon DirectX 10, and therefore will only run under Windows Vista (Service Pack 1 is stated as a requirement) and Windows 7. This is the first edition where the feature-restricted, free of charge version could not be used any number of times. 1280×1024 resolution was used with performance settings.
DG stands for ‘dual graphics’ mode.
In 3DMark Vantage, the A8-3850 beat the Intel i3-2105 easily in the overall test. The i3-2105 did win by a slight margin in the CPU test but these results were very close. When overclocked, the A8-3850 came out on top in both tests and therefore overall.