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 HD7970 is a very capable Direct X 10 card, as this synthetic benchmark highlights. The score of 31,700 points is only around 4,000 points lower than the last generation dual GPU HD6990 flagship, which is an incredible result.