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 Sapphire HD5830 Xtreme in CFx scores noticeably higher than the HD6790 in CFx, over 2,000 more points. Two HD5850’s in CFx score almost 28,000 points, which is 1,500 points greater than an overclocked GTX580 (which costs more than twice the price).