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 MSI R7950 Twin Frozr III scores almost 29,000 points, slotting in between the reference clocked HD7970 and two XFX HD7770 Black Edition cards running in Crossfire. This is very strong performance indeed and a good indication that it will be very capable of handling a variety of game engines at high settings.