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.
While the GTX460 is way out in front the battle between the MSI Cyclone N450GTS and Sapphire HD5770 VaporX is very tight with only 10 points between the cards. We ran this test 10 times and everytime the N450GTS came out very slightly in front.