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Requirements for Next Version of 3DMark Confirmed

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  1. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    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).
    Source: Nordic Hardware
     
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    Ketxxx Heedless Psychic

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    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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    whats with server editions no supported?
     
  4. jydie New Member

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    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:
     
  5. Kreij

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    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.
     
  6. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    Vista server is DX9 only
     
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    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.
     
  8. mandelore

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    3DMark After?? :p
     
  9. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    It'll be called 3dmark next 1.
     
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    I don't like this new name at all. They should keep doing the year dates..../
     
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    Has anyone heard anything about DX10 drivers for XP that work?
     
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    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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    Wont happen.




    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.
     
  14. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

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    mmm... have to have vista... no thanks.
     
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    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.
     
  16. Judas

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    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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    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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