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.
Again, staggering results from the new HD6990, scoring around 35,000 points in the higher performance (880 MHz core) mode. This is over 3,000 points more than the 4GB XFX HD5970 Black Edition Limited card which cost £900 several months ago.