Friday, November 19th 2010

3DMark 11 Release Date Announced, Pre-ordering Begins

Futuremark announced today that 3DMark 11, the latest version of the industry standard benchmark for real-time 3D graphics, will be released on November 30. 3DMark 11 Advanced Edition priced at $19.95 can be pre-ordered today from http://www.3dmark.com/. Futuremark has updated the 3DMark website to highlight the exclusive features in the Advanced Edition and has released a new pre-order preview trailer showing graphical improvements in the Deep Sea and High Temple scenes. A selection of new before and after screenshots demonstrate tessellation, volumetric lighting and other effects created with DirectX 11.

The new 3DMark 11 Pre-order Preview trailer shows off a number of improvements from the previously released work-in-progress tech demo videos. The Deep Sea scene now includes particle effects in the water as submersibles explore the sea bed and discover a sunken World War II submarine. In the High Temple scene the foliage is now animated and there are changes in the lighting conditions as the sun sets on the mysterious temple.

3DMARK 11 BASIC EDITION – Free, available from November 30
  • Performance PC benchmark preset
  • Audio visual demo, fixed at 720p
  • Browse, search and compare results online
  • Store one result online
3DMARK 11 ADVANCED EDITION - $19.95 – PRE-ORDER NOW
  • Entry level PC benchmark preset
  • Performance PC benchmark preset
  • Extreme PC benchmark preset
  • Custom benchmark settings
  • Audio visual demo, custom resolutions
  • Benchmark looping for stability testing
  • Browse, search and compare results online
  • Unlimited online results storage
  • Hide results from public view
  • Offline result management
  • Advert-free online service


3DMark 11 will be released on November 30, 2010. The Advanced Edition can be
pre-ordered now from http://www.3dmark.com/ Please visit the official
website for more trailers, screenshots and information.
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54 Comments on 3DMark 11 Release Date Announced, Pre-ordering Begins

#1
csendesmark
Looking nice as always :)
Why should a normal PC user run this at all?
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#2
mlee49
finally!!!!

by: csendesmark
Looking nice as always :)
Why should a normal PC user run this at all?
Any benchmark allows for a rank of components. One could go so far as to say if I pay $500 for a system that scores 75 points and for $800 I could get a system that would do 80 points, is the upgrade worth it?

Well updated benchmarks account for higher resolution, better filtering(AA/AF aka eye candy), impact on gpu vs cpu, and other current importance's.



Edit, please have a Download Link available on the 30th W1z!!
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#3
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Bullshit just as I can finally run Vantage at decent FPS this comes out :(

Guess I need more hardware.
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#4
JrRacinFan
Served 5k and counting ...
Bout time! I need a new benchmark to run. :)
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#5
W1zzard
we'll be working with futuremark to provide download mirrors at launch day
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#6
mlee49
by: JrRacinFan
Bout time! I need a new benchmark to run. :)
And excuse to upgrade to a pair of GTX580's :D
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#7
yogurt_21
by: mlee49
And excuse to upgrade to a pair of GTX580's :D
or 3


been waiting for a decent bench for a while hoping 3dmark 11 is it. vantage took it backwards in the way of realism this looks like we're moving forwards again.
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#8
csendesmark
by: mlee49
finally!!!!
Any benchmark allows for a rank of components. One could go so far as to say if I pay $500 for a system that scores 75 points and for $800 I could get a system that would do 80 points, is the upgrade worth it?
I am still asking why?
You can check it on TPU, and other sites :toast:
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#9
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: csendesmark
I am still asking why?
You can check it on TPU, and other sites :toast:
Stop trolling please. If you cant understand why people run benchmarks, there is no reason for you to be in this thread.
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#10
mlee49
by: csendesmark
I am still asking why?
You can check it on TPU, and other sites :toast:
For me to pwn you.
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#11
OneCool
Viagra for the E-penis has arrived :rockout:
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#12
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
Nice, and about bloody time! Ordered :D
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#13
DigitalUK
have they done away with physx, i never saw vantage as valid due to this.
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#14
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: DigitalUK
have they done away with physx, i never saw vantage as valid due to this.
If you don't like benches move on, don't start the whole physics BS in this, please!!!!
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#15
DigitalUK
what are you taking about, i love benchmarking and i have no attachment to either brand. but physx does leave AMD users with lower scores.
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#16
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: DigitalUK
i never saw vantage as valid due to this.
That is what I am talking about. Dont blame the bench for AMDs lack of implementation. Move on or the vacation will be awarded.
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#17
erocker
Let's relax. :) PhysX isn't implemented in this benchmark, and there's no reason to revisit it or talk about Vantage in this thread.
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#18
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: csendesmark
Why should a normal PC user run this at all?
He shouldn't. This app won't run on "normal PCs" (the ones in offices, at mom's place, etc.) :)
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#19
OneCool
Glad to see the free run still.

Is that going to be you can run it once and thats it?
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#20
ToTTenTranz
by: erocker
PhysX isn't implemented in this benchmark(...)
Wooohoo!
Are they using an in-house compute shader engine for physics or a software solution? I can't find that info in their page.
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#21
caleb
Its a 3dmark why in the world would they use 2nd hand physics engine ?!
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#22
ToTTenTranz
by: caleb
Its a 3dmark why in the world would they use 2nd hand physics engine ?!
Erm.. it's what they did in Vantage..
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#23
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
So just how BIG will this one be ? I mean the last one took hours to DL and man I tell you some of us have limited internet service ( mine is prepaid or pay as you go ) . Will this one be in the 4gb range ?
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#24
mlee49
by: trickson
So just how BIG will this one be ? I mean the last one took hours to DL and man I tell you some of us have limited internet service ( mine is prepaid or pay as you go ) . Will this one be in the 4gb range ?
Vantage was less than 500MB, 3D06 is around 500MB so I'm really doubting anything over 1-1.5GB will be released.
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#25
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: mlee49
Vantage was less than 500MB, 3D06 is around 500MB so I'm really doubting anything over 1-1.5GB will be released.
I hope so . It is really a pain to DL even that much . I would like to see them sell it in the store for 20 bucks on a CD now that I would buy !
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