Thursday, April 24th 2008

3DMark Vantage Launch Date Changed to April 29, 2008

Reserved to be available on April 22nd, Futuremark's next-gen 3DMark Vantage failed to make it on time and is now rumored for an April 28-29 release, a week later than expected. 3DMark Vantage is a DirectX 10 benchmark that works with Windows Vista only, since it's the only OS to support DX10. Benchmarkers will be offered a new physics test and God knows what. The final system requierements remain unchanged (read the full story).

Minimum requirement:
- Intel Pentium D 3.2GHz
- D3D10/SM4.0 GFX card, 256MB graphic memory
- 1GB System memory
- 2GB HDD space
- Windows Vista OS 32/64-bit

Recommended
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 or better
- D3D10/SM4.0 GFX card with 512MB or more
- 2GB memory
- 2GB HDD space
- Windows Vista OS 32/64-bitSource: Expreview
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23 Comments on 3DMark Vantage Launch Date Changed to April 29, 2008

#1
magibeg
*whistles* Look at those requirements. I'm beginning to question how my system is going to hold up to this new found form of abuse :P
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#2
Judas
Nice i have been looking forward to this :D
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#3
powerspec
I can wait a few more days for this, but i was hoping to have something to do this weekend.
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#4
DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
I take it it works under Server 2008 as well. I'll give it a try when it's out.
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#5
Octavean
I just hope there is a free version even if they remove some features to do so such as the PhysX test. If they use a one, two or maybe three time use only tactic (then you have to buy) then I wont even bother downloading it.
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#6
Dangle
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!!!!!!! April 29 will be a GLORIOUS day!!! GTA4 and 3DMARK!
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#7
W1zzard
tpu will mirror it on launch day
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#8
OnBoard
Cheers, no doubt it's so steaming hot molten lava on release date, that every place will crawl downloading it (except TPU :P)
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#9
jbunch07
cant wait to try it!
should be interesting!
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#10
1c3d0g
Yay! Let's play this game...oh wait. :rolleyes: I don't get what people see in this stupid benchmark. To me, it's nothing more than a "my e-penis is bigger than yours" contest. Boohoo. So you scored 100 points more than everyone else. Congrats. What did you win? Absolutely nothing at all (except making yourself look like an idiot online).

Give me real games I can play. Call of Duty 4, Unreal Tournament 3, Far Cry 2 etc. That's where GPU's ought to perform at their best instead of in a scripted app. :)
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#11
zOaib
by: 1c3d0g
Yay! Let's play this game...oh wait. :rolleyes: I don't get what people see in this stupid benchmark. To me, it's nothing more than a "my e-penis is bigger than yours" contest. Boohoo. So you scored 100 points more than everyone else. Congrats. What did you win? Absolutely nothing at all (except making yourself look like an idiot online).

Give me real games I can play. Call of Duty 4, Unreal Tournament 3, Far Cry 2 etc. That's where GPU's ought to perform at their best instead of in a scripted app. :)
people with smaller e-penis always whine ! :D

J/K
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#12
magibeg
by: 1c3d0g
Yay! Let's play this game...oh wait. :rolleyes: I don't get what people see in this stupid benchmark. To me, it's nothing more than a "my e-penis is bigger than yours" contest. Boohoo. So you scored 100 points more than everyone else. Congrats. What did you win? Absolutely nothing at all (except making yourself look like an idiot online).

Give me real games I can play. Call of Duty 4, Unreal Tournament 3, Far Cry 2 etc. That's where GPU's ought to perform at their best instead of in a scripted app. :)
The idea behind these benchmarks is to test your computer against what computer games may be in the next couple years as they're released. It also makes an excellent stability testing tool while in a loop.
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#13
OnBoard
by: magibeg
The idea behind these benchmarks is to test your computer against what computer games may be in the next couple years as they're released. It also makes an excellent stability testing tool while in a loop.
Exactly. It took 3 years for us to get forest like in Nature test of 3dMark03 and that was Oblivion. While looking for 3DMark03 release date found this on another forum, nothing has changed :)

by: canowhoopass

02-08-2003, 04:18 PM
Who cares about 3dmark and scores big deal. Buy your favorite game or games Set the game how you like it if the frames drop and gameplay lags upgrade if not then who gives a crap about score. I wonder how many 16000 scores actually play any amount of gaming. You dont need a utility unless you build systems or review, just play the damn game
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#14
Wile E
Power User
by: 1c3d0g
Yay! Let's play this game...oh wait. :rolleyes: I don't get what people see in this stupid benchmark. To me, it's nothing more than a "my e-penis is bigger than yours" contest. Boohoo. So you scored 100 points more than everyone else. Congrats. What did you win? Absolutely nothing at all (except making yourself look like an idiot online).
I think tweaking my system to achieve a max benchable overclock is more fun than most games.
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#15
powerspec
by: Wile E
I think tweaking my system to achieve a max benchable overclock is more fun than most games.
I agree, some friends of mine spent one whole LAN party doing nothing but running 3dmark 06 to see how fast we can get our systems. One of the best LAN's i've been to.
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#16
tzitzibp
it`s always great trying to get the best out of your system.... and now we have one more reason !:D
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#17
Wile E
Power User
I already bought the advanced version. lol :D
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#18
tzitzibp
by: Wile E
I already bought the advanced version. lol :D
dvd or download?

I want it ...:cry:
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#19
Wile E
Power User
by: tzitzibp
dvd or download?

I want it ...:cry:
Download. All you do is pay for it, and they email you your key. If you already installed the demo, you enter your key and it unlocks the full program. No need to download anything else.
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#20
tzitzibp
by: Wile E
Download. All you do is pay for it, and they email you your key. If you already installed the demo, you enter your key and it unlocks the full program. No need to download anything else.
hi, again Wile!

can u please tell me what is the size of the download?
I ´ve had some local network problems lately, so.... I really need to know!
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#21
AphexDreamer
by: tzitzibp
hi, again Wile!

can u please tell me what is the size of the download?
I ´ve had some local network problems lately, so.... I really need to know!
Its 449Mb.
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#22
tzitzibp
send me a copy? ...lol

how are u AphexDreamer?
hope you and your family are are all doing great! :toast:
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#23
AphexDreamer
by: tzitzibp
send me a copy? ...lol

how are u AphexDreamer?
hope you and your family are are all doing great! :toast:
lol...

Yeah were good, my parents just went to San Fran to visit my sister, they come back tomorrow.
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