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 GTX580 scores just under 25,000 which is a hell of a result for nVidia. The HD6970 scores just under 21,000, around 16 percent slower. The HIS HD6970 in CrossfireX scores over 34,000 which is significantly higher than the HD5870 in CFx at 30,714.