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New 3DMark 11 coming in September

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 21 May 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. erratum1

    erratum1 New Member

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    They do need a new one, the unigine 'heaven' benchmark alot of people use for dx11 and tessellation testing.
     
  3. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    I hope they don't charge for it too...
     
  4. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    It better not be another Vantage, Vantage was a freaking joke.
     
  5. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    yeah whilst i appreciate that Vantage used modern technologies the actual graphics looked awful
     
  6. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    tbh, I didn't think people still used 3DMark; I thought there were better and free-er options out there, or that people preferred real-world benchmarks instead.

    I certainly haven't used 3DMark since they were called madonion... :eeek:
     
  7. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    I've never used any of these. Cause I've always had crap PCs and was ashamed of the scores I would get after seeing mad scores here on Bit.
     
  8. mrbens

    mrbens New Member

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    I've never had any luck with these 3DMark apps as I always get widely different ratings every time!

    The final straw was when I moved my 4870X2 from my old socket939 system into my new i7 build and ran the test again and the same GPU scored a quarter of the score it got in my last system! The overall score wasn't much higher than my last PC even through it was FAR more powerful!
     
  9. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    always liked 06 over vantage.. vantage was kind of a letdown in comparison
     
  10. The Growler

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    In my humble opinion, 3DMark made 2 big mistakes. The first was requiring you to go on-line to view your score and the second was charging for the benchmark. The first I could live with, the second was unforgivable. I think their best benchmark was 03'. It was free. it tested several aspects of your CPU/GPU and even showed you the hit you took from your sound card (unfortunately the sound tests don't work on Vista or 7 OS's).
    They need to get back to where they were and let sponsors pay for their work.
     
  11. AshT

    AshT Custom User Title

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    Good stuff, another Mark product to add to my collection. Will have to upgrade around the same time as well.
     
  12. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    so they just gave up on naming.

    hope they make it so you can do benchmarks for free.
     
  13. Floyd

    Floyd Wire Twister

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    Another way to show off how big your epeen is lol. Benchmarks are not everything. That and you know they are going to make you pay for it...
     
  14. Spacemadmonkey

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    3dMark06 was so last year ... kinda. but im definitely sick to death of seeing the same shooting squad and big ass water dragon so looking forward to some change atleast.
     
  15. tripwired

    tripwired Deploying Surprise in 3... 2...1...

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    I've never really seen the value in these programs, will be giving this one a miss.
     
  16. Makaveli

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    I pretty much agree with the general with everyone they fell off after the 2003 version.
     
  17. Star*Dagger

    Star*Dagger New Member

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    The people at this company are not only the best benchmarking authors but great game programmers as well, Shattered Horizon!!
     
  18. Fractal

    Fractal I Think Therefore I Mod

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    I disagree Star*Dagger, 3D Mark Vantage was Nvidia optimised rubbish. Unigine Heaven was the first DX11 benchmark, looks amazing and is free. Really Heaven should be the standard now.

    However I completely agree with you about Shattered Horizon. Not only a technological triumph but something completely original in execution and gameplay. I hope they develop it further!
     
  19. Nature

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    So this is the unofficial announcement of the soon to be official announcement?
     
  20. Farting Bob

    Farting Bob New Member

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    Yep, slow news day today!
     
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