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Bench your new GPU with the brand new 3DMark 11.

If you hadn't already noticed, there's a new AMD Radeon HD on the block and with it comes different variants from different vendors.

One of the things fun about getting a new video card is testing it against benchmarks. Just a week ago 3DMark 11 finally released, supporting DirectX 11, DirectCompute, tessellation, multithreading and depth of field. The application consists of six tests--four focused on graphics, one physics and one combining CPU and GPU workloads--and a 720p audio visual demo.

Naturally, 3DMark 11 requires DirectX 11, a DirectX 11 compatible video card, and Windows 7 or Vista. Other minimum requirements include a 1.8 GHz dual-core Intel or AMD CPU, 1 GB of system memory, 1.5 GB of HDD storage, and a Windows Vista / Windows 7 compatible sound card.

Micro-Star International is bundling together the newly launched MSI R6970-2PM2D2GD5 and R6950-2PM2D2GD5 graphics cards with a free Advanced Version of 3DMark 11 (on specially marked packages). Read more about these cards here.

MSI has given us 15 software keys for the $19.95 Advanced Edition of 3DMark 11, which includes an entry-level PC benchmark preset, a performance PC benchmark preset, an extreme PC benchmark preset, custom benchmark settings and more.

We're giving away all 15 keys to our readers. All you have to do to qualify is be a fan of the Tom's Hardware Facebook page. Just be sure to "Like" our page by December 23, 2010 and you're automatically entered! If you're already a fan of us on Facebook, then just keep your fingers crossed that you'll be randomly selected!

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    chickenhoagie , December 15, 2010 10:59 PM
    how much for the cards? they look pretty..
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    randomizer , December 15, 2010 11:05 PM
    I can't even run it anyway. Still rocking a DX10 card.
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    Marco925 , December 15, 2010 11:14 PM
    Way to alienate a chunk of us Non-facebook users or anti-social-networking dudes.
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    f-14 , December 15, 2010 11:52 PM
    no thanks i have had a 'just say no' policy to social networking sites, esp. i'm glad i never signed up for those as now they let people track/stalk you which i find way too creepy.
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    randomizer , December 16, 2010 12:10 AM
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    Way to alienate a chunk of us Non-facebook users or anti-social-networking dudes.

    For once it's not a US-only contest and people still complain.
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    Marco925 , December 16, 2010 1:46 AM
    f-14no thanks i have had a 'just say no' policy to social networking sites, esp. i'm glad i never signed up for those as now they let people track/stalk you which i find way too creepy.


    Agreed! So not worth it just for the video card. If Toms hardware wants to make it for Toms Hardware Members, than this contest should be on the toms hardware site. I much prefer making my comments here than join the Social networking propaganda tools some people try to use to entice us to join.

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    eddieroolz , December 16, 2010 2:58 AM
    We need a contest where it doesn't require facebook, twitter, etc. now. Seriously.
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    wiinippongamer , December 16, 2010 3:09 AM
    Is it so hard to just make a quick account and click the friggin like button, I mean I personally don't like any social network the only reason I'm there is this... FREE PRIZES!.

    You can't be that much of a geeky hater, "nom i'm not doing it because i won't contribute to facebook", they've gave $2500 PCs in the past this way, I mean you f**king serious?.
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    thewah , December 16, 2010 4:07 AM
    Worldwide?
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    megame255 , December 16, 2010 5:09 AM
    Impressive... That's $299.25 (full retail value- courtesy of MSI) being given out to 15 people on facebook who like tom's hardware! Even though I'm not on facebook and never will be... It's fantastic to see tom takes good care of those who are.
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    alidan , December 16, 2010 6:42 AM
    sorry to say i despise facebook, other wise i would have tried.
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    Horhe , December 16, 2010 10:52 AM
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    Is it so hard to just make a quick account and click the friggin like button

    Yes, it's about personal principles. I don't want to be a Jersey guy.
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    g00fysmiley , December 16, 2010 12:35 PM
    "MSI has given us 15 software keys for the $19.95 Advanced Edition of 3DMark 11"

    it doesn't appear to be for the cards to peopel who seem to think it is... i read it as free 3dmark 11 advanced edition
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    natiss88 , December 16, 2010 12:52 PM
    interesting contest..
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    utengineer , December 16, 2010 1:41 PM
    I like reading that the people commenting on this article are NOT entering the contest. Increases my chances to win. Seriously though, use a back-up email address to start an account at Facebook. Secure your details, and use it for contests like this. You have nothing to lose, and only a chance on soemthing to gain.

    I was in college when Facebook was for students only. Obivously it has grown in to a social network phenomenon, but that should not scare you from it. Come on guys, all the cool people are doing it :) 
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    HalJordan , December 16, 2010 5:38 PM
    I am not going to FaceBook, even if it was for the card.
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    itpro , December 16, 2010 6:14 PM
    "Come on guys, all the cool people are doing it."

    That alone is enough reason to avoid FB like the plague.
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    Gin Fushicho , December 16, 2010 10:07 PM
    Sweet, I could have not seen this and still won. =)
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    dEAne , December 17, 2010 1:11 AM
    Hope I got it this time.
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    sirfrummel , December 17, 2010 4:38 PM
    Well, as of writing this... 24,270 like the facebook page. So, 15 / 24,270, gives you about a .06 % chance.
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