Monday, March 14th 2011

Futuremark Releases 3DMark Vantage v1.1.0

3DMark Vantage seems to be becoming the new "3DMark 06", as the benchmark becomes passable by even the most entry-level DirectX 10 supportive GPUs. Rather Unexpectedly, Futuremark released a new update, v1.1.0, that comes with significant changes. To begin with, there's no more "trial edition". The Basic Edition, which cost $6.95, is now free. Users can now freely put their GPUs through all four of the main tests, view their scores online, and compare their scores with others' on the ORB.

Display scaling is added to improve display compatibility. By default a PhysX processor won't accelerate CPU tests. The Futuremark SystemInfo component is updated to detect the latest hardware, such as CPUs, GPUs, etc. The entire application is recompiled on Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. An expert developer we spoke to doesn't believe it brings about any change. 3DMark Vantage is a comprehensive 3D graphics hardware benchmarking suite that uses DirectX 10 API.

DOWNLOAD: Futuremark 3DMark Vantage 1.1.0
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14 Comments on Futuremark Releases 3DMark Vantage v1.1.0

#1
slyfox2151
sweet, im going to give it ago now :D
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#2
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
WHY only DX10 ? I mean we have DX11 now ! I hardly see this as an upgrade to there current offerings is all . They should have used DX11 code and scrapped the DX10 IMHO .
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#3
erocker
by: trickson
WHY only DX10 ? I mean we have DX11 now ! I hardly see this as an upgrade to there current offerings is all . They should have used DX11 code and scrapped the DX10 IMHO .
Yeah, it's called 3DMark11. This article is about Vantage.. it's now free.
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#4
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
a new bussiness model i see.. theyre living off the 'free' versions through advertisements
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#5
catnipkiller
i had a key from when i got my gtx260 lol and I did not want to buy something I already had and lost
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#6
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: erocker
Yeah, it's called 3DMark11. This article is about Vantage.. it's now free.
I see that now thanks . :respect:
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#7
yogurt_21
by: catnipkiller
i had a key from when i got my gtx260 lol and I did not want to buy something I already had and lost
key's not gone, just remember your online ID and password, you can pull the key from your account settings.

I'll have to see how this runs. it claims to have tuined off gpu accelerated physics for the cpu tests, interesting.
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#8
2DividedbyZero
by: btarunr
by default a physx processor won't accelerate cpu tests.
:p

the way forward
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#9
slyfox2151
by: yogurt_21
key's not gone, just remember your online ID and password, you can pull the key from your account settings.

I'll have to see how this runs. it claims to have tuined off gpu accelerated physics for the cpu tests, interesting.
AFAIK, its done that since the first update....... i could be wrong.
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#10
AlienIsGOD
Yay !! now I can run it more than once :toast:
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#11
catnipkiller
by: yogurt_21
key's not gone, just remember your online ID and password, you can pull the key from your account settings.

I'll have to see how this runs. it claims to have tuined off gpu accelerated physics for the cpu tests, interesting.
problem is my old email got hacked + i forgot my pass iv had to change my pass weekly it seems ppl wanan hack my steam and my pc
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#12
pokazene_maslo
Looking around futuremark.com... Why is there no mention about 1.1.0 version?
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#14
yogurt_21
by: slyfox2151
AFAIK, its done that since the first update....... i could be wrong.
no the first update just made it so nvidia scores with physx couldn't be posted on leaderboards.
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