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.
With the Bios 1 25mhz overclock setting, the card scores around 100 points more than the reference clocked HD7970. When configured to the Bios 2 setting @ 1000mhz core, the card pulls away, scoring 32,582 points.