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.
Our results show a 8.1 percent difference when increasing the unifed shaders from 960 to 1120, a considerable improvement from 12,520 points to 13,541 points.The AMD HD6850 1120/960 Shader Debate - comparisons,