Vantage is Futuremark’s latest test. It is really useful for tracking changes in a single system – especially driver changes. There are two mini-game tests, Jane Nash and Calico and also two CPU tests, but we are still focusing on the graphics performance. Here is a scene from Vantage’s second mini-game.
Let’s go right to the graphs and first check the basic tests with the default benchmark scores:
We see an interesting lineup. Unfortunately for our purposes, Vantage is a meaningless test with meaningless numbers to attempt to compare one video card’s performance to another – even in the same system. However, the mini games might show a bit more as they are actually benching framerates.
We see the GT 220 scoring less than half of the GT 430′s performance so let’s move on to PC games and on to real world situations!