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3DMark 11 ''Ships'' This Month

Friday Futuremark said that the Basic Edition of 3DMark 11 will be released on November 30, 2011. The Advanced Edition still doesn't have a firm release date, however the benchmark software will be priced at $19.95 and can be pre-ordered from the 3DMark website.

"Futuremark has updated the 3DMark website to highlight the exclusive features in the Advanced Edition and has released a new pre-order preview trailer showing graphical improvements in the Deep Sea and High Temple scenes," the company said. "A selection of new before and after screenshots demonstrate tessellation, volumetric lighting and other effects created with DirectX 11."

According to Futuremark, the free Basic Edition will include a performance PC benchmark preset, an audio-visual demo fixed at 720p, the ability to browse, search and compare results online, and an option to store one result online.

As for the $19.95 Advanced Edition, the list of features include the following:

  • Entry level PC benchmark preset
  • Performance PC benchmark preset
  • Extreme PC benchmark preset
  • Custom benchmark settings
  • Audio visual demo, custom resolutions
  • Benchmark looping for stability testing
  • Browse, search and compare results online
  • Unlimited online results storage
  • Hide results from public view
  • Offline result management
  • Advert-free online service

Futuremark said that the new pre-order preview trailer shows off a number of improvements from the previously released work-in-progress tech demo videos. Take a look below:

  • cliffro
    Hmm, the jungle part reminds me of the early Crysis screens that most agreed looked nothing like the actual game.

    As to the benchmark, I'm still on a GTX 260 so I can't run it.
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  • TheRockMonsi
    Can't wait to get a DirectX 11 card. :)
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  • robochump
    Im fairly certain 3DM11 will support DirectX10 and below as well. The 11 stands for the year it came out, similar to Office 2010 came out in 2010 so feel free to use it if you do not have DirectX11 :) Older versions of 3DMark always supported most platforms too.
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  • jacinclowe
    "Friday Futuremark said that the Basic Edition of 3DMark 11 will be released on November 30, 2011"

    Hmm So its going to be released next year
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  • tipoo
    I always look forward to the eyecandy they provide, but I find its a very irrelevant benchmark. Vantage is more CPU-dependant than the vast majority of PC games out there, for example, and not to mention that often a card that does very well in 3dMark does worse than its competitors in games.
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  • randomizer
    Just like with Vantage, Futuremark have borked the Basic version again.


    Bring back MadOnion. Long live 3DMark 2001SE!
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  • tipoo
    randomizerJust like with Vantage, Futuremark have borked the Basic version again.Bring back MadOnion. Long live 3DMark 2001SE!

    Heh, yeah. I still use 01SE every now and again for kicks and nostalgia.
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  • ProDigit10
    I still have the madonion benchmark of 99, with the space plane flying a planet (star wars rip).
    They all are amazing benchmarks,and great music too!
    Though 3Dmark 03 did not look very great on an igp.
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  • scook9
    tipooI always look forward to the eyecandy they provide, but I find its a very irrelevant benchmark. Vantage is more CPU-dependant than the vast majority of PC games out there, for example, and not to mention that often a card that does very well in 3dMark does worse than its competitors in games.That is why you can compare the GPU score only which disregards the CPU all together. And I have found that 90% of the time the vantage GPU score is dead on with DX10 game performance when comparing cards....try running the bench some before bashing it
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  • cliffro
    9258559 said:
    Im fairly certain 3DM11 will support DirectX10 and below as well. The 11 stands for the year it came out, similar to Office 2010 came out in 2010 so feel free to use it if you do not have DirectX11 :) Older versions of 3DMark always supported most platforms too.

    From the website

    Minimum requirements

    3DMark 11 requires DirectX 11, a DirectX 11 compatible video card, and Windows Vista or Windows 7.

    Source
    I have DX11 and W7 but a DX10 card.

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