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 eVGA superclocked card gives noticeable benefits in 3DMark Vantage with around 4-5 extra frames per second in most of the tests. While this is purely synthetic, it gives a rough indication of how the extra horsepower could aid game engines on the forthcoming pages.