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 Nvidia GTX980 at reference clock speeds is slightly outperformed in this older Direct X 10 benchmark by the overclocked GTX780 ti. When we overclock the GTX980 to 1,329mhz it moves way out in front – a good indication of what is possible when Nvidia partners release their custom overclocked solutions.