Thursday, January 31st 2013

3DMark for Windows Arrives on February 4th

Futuremark's next big installment of the 3DMark franchise is set for a February 4th release, according to the developer. The Windows PC version of the suite, which includes the Fire Strike DirectX 11 and Cloud Gate DirectX 10 game tests, in addition to various feature-tests, will be released on the 4th. The company did not give out release dates for its Android, iOS, and Windows RT versions. In the run up to its release, Futuremark kept enthusiasts interested by timely release of teaser images and videos of its two game tests, starting with Fire Strike in early December, and Cloud Gate, a couple of weeks later. The new 3DMark faced several delays, given that the first reveal of Fire Strike dates back to June 2012. Yet Futuremark is hopeful the new 3DMark will reach out to many more users thanks to its relaxed system requirements.
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15 Comments on 3DMark for Windows Arrives on February 4th

#1
natr0n
I can't wait to see how it tells us how mediocre our PC's are.:laugh:
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#2
badtaylorx
i cant wait....catzilla was pretty cool. hoping this one will really bring newer rigs to their knees when run on extreme!!!
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#3
HammerON
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by: btarunr
Yet Futuremark is hopeful the new 3DMark will reach out to many more users thanks to its relaxed system requirements.
What?
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#4
Dj-ElectriC
Can't wait to put my 2 Lightnings to the test :)
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#5
Rebel333
The new environment is not too nice and directx 10 is add.
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#6
james888
by: HammerON
What?
It works on smartphones. I don't think, for example, catzilla could run so well on a smartphone.
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#7
tacosRcool
Interesting what they have in store for us. I hope it pushes my system!
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#8
NdMk2o1o
Will have my 2nd 7950 up and running by then :nutkick:
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#9
LagunaX
Do I need to get a Nvidia Titan card to be able to play it and not be embarrassed?
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#10
AthlonX2
HyperVtXâ„¢
Who is going to volunteer their time for a compilation for this new 3DMark?
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#11
james888
by: AthlonX2
Who is going to volunteer their time for a compilation for this new 3DMark?
Compilation as in comparing scores or compiling code? The first right?
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#12
Morgoth
i hope its not a console port
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#13
erocker
by: tacosRcool
Interesting what they have in store for us. I hope it pushes my system!
I think this test:

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will bog down most systems. Looks to be a lot of tesselation going on.
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NdMk2o1o
by: AthlonX2
Who is going to volunteer their time for a compilation for this new 3DMark?
Me if you will donate some Nvidia Titan's and IVB 3770k :D :toast:
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#15
Prima.Vera
The graphics and engines of those benchmarks will never go into a real games or apps, so the scores are just to compare different cards. I wont get affected if I have 60+ fps on BF3 but only 10fps on this benchmark...
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