Futuremark released 3DMark Vantage, on April 28, 2008. It is a benchmark based upon DirectX 10, and therefore will only run under Windows Vista (Service Pack 1 is stated as a requirement) and Windows 7. This is the first edition where the feature-restricted, free of charge version could not be used any number of times. 1280×1024 resolution was used with performance settings.
Incredible performance results with the last generation Direct X 10 based 3DMark Vantage benchmark, scoring over 31,000 points in our long term system. With the added power of the 3960X EE @ 4.6ghz and the improved bandwidth of the PCIe 3.0 slot, the score increases by around 2,500 points.AMD HD7970 Graphics Card Review,