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Check Out Our Facebook, Win a Free 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!

  • chickenhoagie
    how much for the cards? they look pretty..
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  • randomizer
    I can't even run it anyway. Still rocking a DX10 card.
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  • Marco925
    Way to alienate a chunk of us Non-facebook users or anti-social-networking dudes.
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  • f-14
    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
    9263169 said:
    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
    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
    We need a contest where it doesn't require facebook, twitter, etc. now. Seriously.
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  • wiinippongamer
    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
    Worldwide?
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  • megame255
    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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