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.
This is a really close battle between the eVGA GTX460 FTW and the HD5870. The HD5870 just edges it by around 400 points in the overall score. We can see that Feature Test 5 is 30 fps higher on the GTX460 card while the HD5870 swings it back with Feature Test 6 scoring 168 fps compared to 71 fps. We don’t really value the importance of synthetic benchmarks at KitGuru, but they can be interesting additions to an overall product viewpoint.