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 AMD HD7970 really sings in this system, scoring 33,678 points which is very impressive. The overall system averages out at 33,251 points, putting it in the top 5% of performance systems we have tested to date.