Futuremark released 3DMark Vantage, on April 28, 2008. It is a benchmark based upon DirectX 10. 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.
IVB-E’s flagship part scores four-and-a-half thousand more points than the 3930K in 3DMark Vantage’s CPU-only tests. This gives the 4960X an 11.7% performance lead over the six-core 3930K.
The 4960X registers a CPU-testing score that is 47.5% greater than that of the 4770K’s in 3DMark Vantage. Moving from an FX-8350 to the i7 4960X would provide a performance increase of almost 94%.