GPU Performance: 3DMark Vantage
We also did a bit of testing designed to tax the Intel HD Graphics incorporated onto the Core i5 661. For the next few tests, we pit the Core i5 661 and its Intel HD IGP against the Phenom II X4 965 and AMD 785G combo, running 3DMark Vantage and ET: Quake Wars at 1280x1024.
In this set of tests, we completed a full 3DMark Vantage run using the benchmark's built-in performance preset. Here, the AMD 890GX chipset, with its Radeon HD 4290 IGP, is significantly faster then the 785G, but it falls just short of the mark set by the Intel platform.