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.
The HD7970 RoyalAce scores over 36,000 points, putting it ahead of the dual GPU AMD HD6990 from the last generation. It slots in just behind the KFA2 GTX680 LTD OC.