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 overclocked Black Edition HD7950 outperforms the reference clocked GTX580, by a significant margin … over 3,000 points ahead. The reference clocked HD7970 is a further 2,000 points in front of the Black Edition.