Tuesday, March 28th 2017

Futuremark Ends Support for 3DMark Vantage and PCMark Vantage

Futuremark today announced that it is pulling the plug on its decade-old benchmark suites, 3DMark Vantage and PCMark Vantage. Official support for the two products will end on the 11th of April, 2017. This would entail the two being removed from the Downloads section of Futuremark, a stoppage in software updates, and the all-important benchmark result validation service. The two will be relegated to the "legacy benchmarks" section, and will be available as free downloads. Incidentally, April 11 also happens to be the day Microsoft stops support for Windows Vista.
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5 Comments on Futuremark Ends Support for 3DMark Vantage and PCMark Vantage

#1
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
I remember I won my 3DMark Vantage key years ago on TPU! :)

Overclocking and benchmarking my E7200 + HD4870 :D
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#2
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Oh damn.... Vantage users will be at a Disad-Vantage for future OS releases.
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#3
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
"FreedomEclipse said:
Oh damn.... Vantage users will be at a Disad-Vantage for future OS releases.
I think most people want to run the latest version anyway.
It doesn't mean that it won't run on a newer OS, you just can't use the validation service anymore.

Hell, many people are still using legacy 3D mark software and getting a huuge score for fun! :D:rockout:
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#4
EarthDog
This really only affects the benchmarking crowd. Let's be honest, 99.9% of people here wouldn't care. ;)

I'm certain it will still be pounded on at Hwbot!!
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#5
MrGenius
Cool! Can't wait to use the full version for free. :D
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