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.
The Zotac GTX460 AMP! Edition thrashes the reference clocked GTX460 and sends it home crying like a little schoolgirl. The overclock on the card is already shaping up to be killer.