We move onto yet another benchmark from the guys at Futuremark - 3DMark Vantage. Vantage, is of course, 3DMark updated for Vista. It will run only with DirectX 10 and it serves as a good gauge, albeit a synthetic one, to see how the cards handle Microsoft's latest 3D gaming API.
Again, the Radeon HD 4870 X2 cards were the fastest and once more, the Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe was only marginally faster than a reference Radeon HD 4870 X2. The HIS Radeon HD 4870 IceQ 4+ Turbo and Leadtek WinFast GTX 260 Extreme+ did not perform too brilliantly either. Both of them managed only a little increase in Vantage scores. Of all our overclocked cards, the Zotac GeForce GTX 280 AMP! Edition managed the best performance over its reference counterpart, thanks to its aggressive clockspeeds.