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. For today we will be testing focusing on both Performance and Extreme resolutions. The default setting that most people use to compare their scores world wide is 1280×1024 which is referred to as the Performance level. As the HIS 5850 iCooler V Turbo is one of the higher performing cards today, we will also focus on the Extreme settings. This setting uses the resolution of 1920×1200 and puts far more strain on the GPU then the default settings.
Both of our cards scored reasonably well at both resolutions we used for our testing. The numbers clearly show that the Extreme preset is by far the more demanding test. The higher clock speed of the HIS 5850 iCooler V gave it the edge in all tests when we compare it against the reference clocked 5850.