New benchmark app for video card and gaming fans
For years geeks, gamers, and benchmarkers have all been working their video cards and hardware using Futuremark benchmark applications. One of the favorite for video card reviewers and gamers is 3DMark. Futuremark has announced that 3DMark 11 has now hit pre-order status. The final version of the software will ship on November 30.
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There are two version for 3DMark 11. One of the versions is the free basic version. The basic version has a single pre-set for performance. The AV demo is fixed at 720p resolution, and users can only store one result online. The free version does allow the user to browse and search results online.
The more appealing version to geeks is the 3DMark 11 Advanced Edition that sells for $19.95. The advanced version of the benchmark has presets for entry level, performance, and extreme PC benchmarks. The user can also choose custom benchmark settings. The AV demo has custom resolutions and the benchmarking can be looped for stability testing.
The user can upload unlimited benchmark scores online and has full search capability. The result for the uploads can be hidden from the public as well and the app is advert free. The free version has some ads presumably. The new app looks fantastic with all new test loops and applications. The application is optimized for testing DirectX 11 hardware.
3DMark 11 has a video posted that will let you see a bit of what the app will be like with a look at some of the cool levels like Deep Sea and High Temple. The new benchmarking app also supports Tessellation and all sorts of other new features that video cards are now supporting. The unlimited uploads in the advanced version is important since it lets the user archive their scores for the same hardware so they can compare scores with various tweaks to their rigs.
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