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Futuremark 3DMark 11 Released

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    3DMark 11, the new DirectX 11 benchmark from Futuremark was released today. 3DMark 11 is the latest in the long-running series of graphical benchmarks used by millions of gamers and enthusiasts worldwide. Designed for testing DirectX 11 hardware in the latest gaming PCs, 3DMark 11 includes Futuremark’s signature high-end, real-time graphics across six all new benchmark tests.

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    3DMark 11 Basic Edition
    A free download that offers an unlimited number of benchmark runs using the performance preset without expiry or registration.

    3DMark 11 Advanced Edition
    Offers all presets, custom settings, benchmark looping, unlimited online results storage, offline results management and more for $19.95.

    3DMark 11 Professional Edition
    The only edition licensed for commercial use, the Professional Edition unlocks all features including command line automation, the image quality tool, logo-free demo looping and priority support. $995.00.

    WHAT'S NEW IN 3DMARK 11
    • Native DirectX 11 engine making extensive use of advanced real-time graphical effects including tessellation, volumetric lighting, depth of field and post processing.
    • 3DMark 11 uses the open source Bullet Physics library, running rigid body simulation on the CPU and soft body simulation on the GPU.
    • Demo mode returns in 3DMark 11 pairing stunning graphics with an evocative soundtrack by Pedro Macedo Camacho.
    • 3DMark 11 launches with an improved online service allowing users to validate, store, share and compare their benchmark results with those from other users.
    • For the first time in the 3DMark series, users can choose languages other than English including German, Simplified and Traditional Chinese and Finnish.
    NEW TRAILERS
    Futuremark has released a raft of new trailers recorded at high quality showcasing all the tests and the audio visual demo from 3DMark 11. The new trailers can be viewed here.

    CASH AND HARDWARE UP FOR GRABS IN OVERCLOCKING COMPETITION
    The 3DMark 11 Launch OC Challenge, which starts today and runs until January 4, 2011, offers $2000 in cash and heaps of hot hardware as prizes in the first official 3DMark 11 overclocking competition. With prizes for highest scores, best overclock, best performance for the price and a weekly lucky draw there are lots of ways to take part and win. For more details of the competition and prizes please visit this page.

    DOWNLOAD: Futuremark 3DMark 11
     
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  2. claylomax

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    What's the difference between the free and the paid version?
     
  3. assaulter_99

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    Like what bta said, in the "free" version, there will be a preset performance test (all options likely to be locked). In the paid version, you'll get to tinker with all the options, make your own personal test (e.g resolution etc) in a sense.
     
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    See here for the features of each version -

    http://www.3dmark.com/3dmark11/
     
    t77snapshot says thanks.
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    So free doesnt have orb yes?
     
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    Nice that it is broken up into so many different tests. That will give people the opportunity to pin point strong and weak spots. It should be real good for tuning the system.
     
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    downloaded but cant run this yet,my card runs dx 10...:banghead:
     
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    Screw paying for this crap, and 720p res for the basic lmao.
     
  10. human_error

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    How are they expected to pay for development then? They charge money because making benchmarks is their full-time job - they aren't a charity.
     
  11. assaulter_99

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    There's a reason why its free. Now if you want more options, there's an option to buy it.
     
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    How do I make GTX580 SLi work with this?
     
  13. wolf

    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    if your system has two GTX580's enable SLi and download/run the benchmark, easy.

    EDIT: OMG demo mods is back, I loves that.
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    It is done to make sure people with 1680x1050 monitors and 720p TVs as monitors can still run it. And yes there are plenty of people with monitors of that resolution running DX11 graphics cards.
     
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    Some quick tests :


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    GTX480 OC 825/1050


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    ToTTenTranz and Roph say thanks.
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    I heard that 3Dmark11 had in option to run in DX10:confused: like the way Heaven has that option. Damn that sucks...
     
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    Correct. I'm running a HD 5970 on a DELL UltraSharp 2209WA:D
     
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    Yep :rolleyes:

    Why do they let the damn thing install and then tell ya you cant run it.

    Futuremark why dont you check for the hardware BEFORE you install the program?
     
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    now we need hwbot support
     
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    Brilliant bit of software, crashed my HD 5870 straight away! :banghead:


    I'll try it again when AMd and Futuremark have released a patch and compatible drivers.
     
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    it doesnt like my mobility 5650 much, first few tests ran fine (albeit slowly of course) but on the CPU and combined tests all I get is a black screen with my cursor, then it drops to desktop with an error.
     
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    Could someone please explain to me the reason for the cost of almost 1000 grams for the pro version? Ok, I know Futurmark is not a charity, but what the hell man?!?!?! :eek:

    What do I get with the 1000$ version, compared to the advanced version (20$) ?

    Hey if the include a hot babe that blows me everytime I bench my system with 3dmark 11...they pretty much sold me :pimp:
     
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    Here is a comparison :

    http://www.3dmark.com/3dmark11/

    Obviously the Pro version is for commercial use (TPU and other review sites are using it I suppose)
     
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    What the heck? DX10 cards doesnt work? I thought DX10 cards could run DX11 applications just fine but without the special DX11 features. Imagine my dissapointment after i was greeted to the message "DirectX 11 compatible hardware is required".

    God damnit, and i was so looking forward to trying out this benchmark...
     
  25. wolf

    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    im pretty sure the "special DX11 features" make up most of what is taxing in the benchmark, ie, heavy tesselation in most scenes. it just wouldnt be the same in DX10 at all, and scores would be all over the place.
     

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