Futuremark Adding 3DMark11 to its Arsenal

The makers of the popular 3DMark benching software, Futuremark, have announced their newest version of 3D benchmarking software, 3DMark11. This version will use a “native DX11 engine designed to make extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11, including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading.”

There is very little information out so far regarding the number of benchmarks, time it takes to run, or how much the CPU is actually involved (this will come out later as it finalizes of course). But, in the MSI booth at Computex in Taipei being held June 1st-5th, one can catch a glimpse of the Deep Sea Tech demo, which has been reported to use an ‘…early development build of the 3dMark11 engine’. The expected release date, according to this madshrimps.be article with a few more details, is the third quarter of 2010. They also note “there will be a free version available at launch.”

What this means for our team and other benchers world wide is we have another new game to play and this time we can flex the muscle and features of our DX11 cards. As soon as its added to hwbot.org, we can start benching it for boints!

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I'm glad they're leaving the 'Vantage' moniker behind.

Not sure who to PM about your incorrectly formatted link.

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They probably want to forget that... lol

I forgot to mention in the article that this will have a free version as well.

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Got the formatting & moving to benching section. Sorry for the delay!

Added the bit about it being free too. :)

That video is sweet. If that was real-time rendered, I bet the system they did it on was one heck of a powerhouse.

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Hope it takes more advantage of the new GPU's and makes the benchmark less CPU dependent.

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Thats good to hear for sure. Maybe this 5850 can do some work then

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Maybe this time they'll implement DirectCompute (as "open" as DirectX) instead of proprietary PhysX.

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Brolloks, why would that be the case? They've already done that with Vantage as best they can...

You can't eliminate the CPU as a contributer though, as the video card relies on a good CPU to power it just as much as it needs itself. Testing only the video card on a slow system isn't going to be accurate to testing only the video card on a fast system.

Looked rendered in real time to me, probably by a pair of 5970s...

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