3DMark Vantage is a PC benchmark suite designed to test the DirectX10 performance of your graphics card. We’ve been making 3DMark for over 10 years, with each new edition using the latest 3D technology to determine real-world performance.
A 3DMark score is an overall measure of your system’s 3D gaming capabilities, based on comprehensive real-time 3D graphics and processor tests. By comparing your score with those submitted by millions of other gamers you can see how your gaming rig performs, making it easier to choose the most effective upgrades or finding other ways to optimize your system.
3DMark is widely used by the PC industry, press and media as well as individual users and gamers, for comparing performance levels between whole systems or even specific components.
The performance division here between the V7900 and V7800 is interesting as our overall gaming result put the newer Cayman-based design just a bit ahead of the Cypress design. Several of the feature tests though, including complex pixel shading, perlin noise and texture fill rate actually give the edge to the older architecture that had more shader processors.