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 GTX570 scores 21,478 points, which is around 500 points more than the reference HD6970. This is only 1,100 points less than the GTX460 OC in SLi, so we are particularly impressed with this result.