Monday, October 22nd 2007

Requirements for Next Version of 3DMark Confirmed

The 3DMark series is one of the most popular set of benchmarking tools in the world of computer enthusiasts. 3DMark Next, or so it will be called, is the official successor to 3DMark06. Unfortunately for a lot of enthusiasts, 3DMark Next will be Windows Vista and SM4 exclusive, which will almost certainly speed up the adoption of both on enthusiast computers. And now, without further ado, the system requirements (and the recommended system requirements).
3DMark Next System Requirements:
  • x86/x64 single core CPU with SSE2 support. Performance similar to Intel Pentium D 3.2 GHz or better.
  • Fully D3D10/SM4.0 compliant graphics card, 256 MB
  • 1024 MB RAM
  • 2 GB Free Disk Space
  • Windows Vista (Server editions not supported)
3DMark Next Recommended System Requirements:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 or equivalent AMD CPU.
  • Fully D3D10/SM4.0 compliant graphics card, 512 MB
  • 2048 MB RAM
  • 2 GB Free Disk Space
  • Windows Vista (Server editions not supported)
Source: Nordic Hardware
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16 Comments on Requirements for Next Version of 3DMark Confirmed

#1
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
Yes.... I'm going to rush out and buy Vista and a DX10 card just to run a bloody benchmark :rolleyes:
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#3
jydie
I would agree with Ketxxx... I am still not going to buy Vista for a while yet. Besides, the only video card I have that could run this is my HD2600Pro, and it would rank near the bottom of the pack. I will continue benchmarking with 3DMark06 for another year or so.

One good thing about Futuremark... you can always count on them giving the current and future video cards a serious test. :toast:
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#4
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
If they call this 3DMark Next, what are they going to call the one after it? :wtf:

I'm with Ketxxx, not upgrading for awhile until I see the benchies for ATI's next cards.
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#5
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
by: NamesDontMatter
whats with server editions no supported?
Vista server is DX9 only
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#6
BOSE
No one is forcing you people to buy Vista, so calm the f#$% down.

But if you want to have the bragging right with your nerd friends that you can use "Next", then you have to buy Vista.
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#7
mandelore
by: Kreij
If they call this 3DMark Next, what are they going to call the one after it? :wtf:

I'm with Ketxxx, not upgrading for awhile until I see the benchies for ATI's next cards.
3DMark After?? :p
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#8
tigger
I'm the only one
It'll be called 3dmark next 1.
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#9
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
I don't like this new name at all. They should keep doing the year dates..../
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#10
erocker
Has anyone heard anything about DX10 drivers for XP that work?
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#11
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
yeah, next signals to me something entirely different. Also, as a benchmarking tool, the recommend specs are waaay too high. There should be no recommended specs.
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#12
BOSE
by: erocker
Has anyone heard anything about DX10 drivers for XP that work?
Wont happen.



by: WarEagleAU
yeah, next signals to me something entirely different. Also, as a benchmarking tool, the recommend specs are waaay too high. There should be no recommended specs.
You need recommended specs so they dont get sued for false advertisement.
Other wise people will expect it to run on a iPhone or Atari. Yes, there are people that are that dumb out there.
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#13
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
mmm... have to have vista... no thanks.
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#14
Helvetica
I love how ppl try to give them shit for releasing a FREE benchmarking program because it's designed to test the most current hardware and software.
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#15
Judas
by: Ketxxx
Yes.... I'm going to rush out and buy Vista and a DX10 card just to run a bloody benchmark :rolleyes:
No ones making you buy anything, if you don't like Vista nor Dx10 then that's your choice.
But don't slag them off just because they are bring out some thing new(and free). Dx10 and Vista is the road we are going if you like it or not. :)
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#16
effmaster
by: Judas
No ones making you buy anything, if you don't like Vista nor Dx10 then that's your choice.
But don't slag them off just because they are bring out some thing new(and free). Dx10 and Vista is the road we are going if you like it or not. :)
Well said judas. Whenever I have to work on a computer that runs XP or GASP:eek: Windows 95 (and anything in between as well) It just feels so wrong the way they have everything setup. Sure you can still work and operate on any older OS out there but there are multiple time saving features in Vista. But back on subject I think I will download this once I actually start building my desktop computer this Spring cant wait till Spring 08:respect::respect::rockout::rockout:
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