3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware. 3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.
Benchmark Results: The ASRock A75 Pro4 put on a solid show in 3DMark Vantage when using the integrated Radeon HD 6550D. The entry level preset gave us an overall score of 15670 3DMarks and a GPU score of 19374. Not quite enough to take the top spot away from the MSI A75MA-G55, but we are only talking about a difference of 1.1%. The performance preset gave us an overall score of 4166 3DMarks and a GPU score of 3501. This was enough to edge out the ASUS F1A75-M Pro by a few points though the MSI A75MA-G55 managed to outperform the A75 Pro4 by 22 3DMarks overall.