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.
Overall, the 3dMark Vantage results were what we would expect for the test system. Unfortunately the DH57JG motherboard didn’t let us unlock the true potential of the i5 660 CPU through overclocking but we’re confident we would see even better results with a different motherboard.