||The latest version of Futuremark's synthetic 3D gaming benchmark, 3DMark Vantage, is specifically bound to Windows Vista-based systems because it uses some advanced visual technologies that are only available with DirectX 10, which y isn't available on previous versions of Windows. 3DMark Vantage isn't simply a port of 3DMark06 to DirectX 10 though. With this latest version of the benchmark, Futuremark has incorporated two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, in addition to support for the latest PC hardware. We tested the graphics cards here with 3DMark Vantage's Performance preset option, which uses a resolution of 1280x1024, with no anti-aliasing or anisotropic filtering.|
The performance breakdown with 3DMark Vantage looks much like it does with 3DMark06. The Radeon HD 4670 clearly outperforms the GeForce 9500 GT and Radeon HD 3650, but can't quite keep up with the Radeon HD 3850, GeForce 9600 GT, or GeForce 9600 GSO; at least not in this synthetic benchmark.
The individual GPU tests that partially comprise the 3DMark Vantage suite tell essentially the same story, with the Radeon HD 4750 besting and falling victim to the same graphics cards mentioned above.