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Futuremark Working on 3DMark for Windows 8

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November 14, 2011 5:03:11 PM

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With Windows 8 gamers will be able to enjoy their games on a wide range of devices from lightweight tablets to heavy-duty desktop rigs


Wrong. "Gamers" and "tablets" do not go together.
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November 14, 2011 5:13:24 PM

amk-aka-PhantomWrong. "Gamers" and "tablets" do not go together.



Agreed.
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November 14, 2011 5:13:26 PM

It will be interesting to see if BD closes the gap on (*gulp*) Phenom 2 and intel
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November 14, 2011 5:15:39 PM

amk-aka-PhantomWrong. "Gamers" and "tablets" do not go together.


so what is someone who plays a game on a tablet...maybe they aren't a hard core gamer but it seems to me they are a gamer.

Also I think the real point her is that Win 8 tablets will basically run the same OS as a Win 8 desktop
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November 14, 2011 5:22:51 PM

DEY123 said:
so what is someone who plays a game on a tablet...maybe they aren't a hard core gamer but it seems to me they are a gamer.

Also I think the real point her is that Win 8 tablets will basically run the same OS as a Win 8 desktop


1) No, they're NOT gamers. They're tablet owners who play games, mostly to kill time. Feel the difference. A gamer immerses in games and takes them seriously; you can't take Angry Birds or Fruit Ninja seriously, they aren't made for that.

2) No it won't, tablets run ARM and x86 on tablets so far is a total fail battery life wise.
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November 14, 2011 5:58:39 PM

Windows 8, for tablets? Since when do tables have DirectX 11.1? This I'd like to see.
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November 14, 2011 6:07:23 PM

otacon721) You take things FAR too seriously...jeezus. 2) Um yes it will. Windows 8 will use the tile GUI on tablets and the desktop gui on desktops...same OS. 3) Come down off your soap box.


Actually wrong for number 2, games on Windows 8 will be dependent on which instruction set it's made for, x86 will not work on ARM and vice versa.

Two versions of the same game will likely be developed, like how they port games from 360 to PC and whatever.
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November 14, 2011 6:14:30 PM

^You mean the past? :\ I better stop commenting.
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November 14, 2011 6:28:39 PM

I'm actually getting a bit excited now. 2012 seems to be a big year for tech...

Diabolixhttp://www.tomshardware.com/news/f [...] 13976.htmlPage URL from the future!

You've linked to the same page....?...?....
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November 14, 2011 6:31:52 PM

joytech22^You mean the past? :\ I better stop commenting.

Neither. What's up with you all? lol time zones are different dammit! :D 

It's 2PM on the 14th for Kevin Parrish but it's 2AM on the 15th for me. So no one's in the past or future. Grow up people :p 
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November 14, 2011 6:53:56 PM

ojasI'm actually getting a bit excited now. 2012 seems to be a big year for tech...You've linked to the same page....?...?....


Look at the URL Name : futuremark-3DMark-Windows-9-benchmark :) 
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November 14, 2011 7:10:03 PM

amk-aka-PhantomWrong. "Gamers" and "tablets" do not go together.


Maybe for FPS, but I've found that its amazing for games like Starcraft!
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November 14, 2011 8:17:48 PM

DiabolixLook at the URL Name : futuremark-3DMark-Windows-9-benchmark

Ahhh. That way. The url gets hidden so that 9 part got hidden...then it wasn't obvious. lol.
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November 14, 2011 9:27:56 PM

amk-aka-Phantom1) No, they're NOT gamers. They're tablet owners who play games, mostly to kill time. Feel the difference. A gamer immerses in games and takes them seriously; you can't take Angry Birds or Fruit Ninja seriously, they aren't made for that.2) No it won't, tablets run ARM and x86 on tablets so far is a total fail battery life wise.

joytech22Actually wrong for number 2, games on Windows 8 will be dependent on which instruction set it's made for, x86 will not work on ARM and vice versa.Two versions of the same game will likely be developed, like how they port games from 360 to PC and whatever.

I think you missed something a while back. W8 supports ARM and x86. It's also meant to work on all of Microsoft's targeted platforms (not to mention touch screens, ie tablets, are the primary focus of W8). Granted older x86 software will not work on a W8 machine using an ARM cpu, this article clearly states 3DMark for W8 supports ARM. Therefor, It's a nice benchmarking tool for a plethora of devices all running the same OS - Windows 8.
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November 14, 2011 10:13:33 PM

linford585Granted older x86 software will not work on a W8 machine using an ARM cpu


Thanks for clearing up the compatability regarding running x86 software seamlessly on an ARM tablet, pitty.
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November 15, 2011 5:18:23 AM

amk-aka-PhantomWrong. "Gamers" and "tablets" do not go together.


gamers go where games are good, and we don't care about graphics so long as game play doesn't suffer. that said, there are still no must have games for a tablet, but fun deversions if you have one.

amk-aka-Phantom1) No, they're NOT gamers. They're tablet owners who play games, mostly to kill time. Feel the difference. A gamer immerses in games and takes them seriously; you can't take Angry Birds or Fruit Ninja seriously, they aren't made for that.2) No it won't, tablets run ARM and x86 on tablets so far is a total fail battery life wise.


i take it you dont like puzzle games? thats where tablets shine, and every thing else... well... puzzle games on the pc died a long time ago, and i dont believe they were ever staples of the consoles.

bear95Maybe for FPS, but I've found that its amazing for games like Starcraft!


i have to dissagree, they are good when the rts takes in mind that its a finger, and not a precice tool, we would need a penable tablet for rts to really matter on the platform.

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November 15, 2011 11:21:59 AM

amk-aka-PhantomWrong. "Gamers" and "tablets" do not go together.



Agree.
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November 15, 2011 12:37:29 PM

alidan said:
gamers go where games are good, and we don't care about graphics so long as game play doesn't suffer. that said, there are still no must have games for a tablet, but fun deversions if you have one.



i take it you dont like puzzle games? thats where tablets shine, and every thing else... well... puzzle games on the pc died a long time ago, and i dont believe they were ever staples of the consoles.



i have to dissagree, they are good when the rts takes in mind that its a finger, and not a precice tool, we would need a penable tablet for rts to really matter on the platform.


Ummm... ROFL! No, I don't like puzzle games. Games must provide not just a diversion, but a complete immersion experience, else they're not worth the time. I used to play games on my cell phone and PDA and all, but they were SUCH a waste of time... Can't say the same about full-scale PC games (heck, even consoles can do the same!). If you feel like you've got time to kill, use it wisely and read a good book!

And we DO care about both graphics AND gameplay. Tablet games suck in both aspects.
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November 15, 2011 7:16:09 PM

alidan. i have to dissagree, they are good when the rts takes in mind that its a finger, and not a precice tool, we would need a penable tablet for rts to really matter on the platform.


Yes but speed is much better. Precision is actually okay if you have a decent tablet. Playing is so much easier in a way since you can click the map and icons. I've found controlling individual units funner and easier since i keep on finger on the units on the other on the command panel.
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November 16, 2011 1:58:44 AM

bear95Yes but speed is much better. Precision is actually okay if you have a decent tablet. Playing is so much easier in a way since you can click the map and icons. I've found controlling individual units funner and easier since i keep on finger on the units on the other on the command panel.


precision also has to do with finger size, i have hands so big that the original xbox controller was the perfect fit, and thing smaller just seams lacking now.

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