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 overclocked HIS HD6870 scores very well in 3dMark Vantage, 18114 points in total, falling in just behind the reference clocked HD6950. The overclocked MSI N560GTX TFII leads the pack by a noticeable margin.