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Old 04-25-08, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default 3dMark Vantage goes gold

http://www.yougamers.com/news/18513_...has_gone_gold/

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It's finally done, and the countdown clock is ticking! Futuremark has just announced that 3DMark Vantage is ready, and the countdown indicates that it will launch on Monday, 28th of April 2008. Downloads should be available at 16:00 EET (13:00 GMT, 09:00 EST, 06:00 PST). Futuremark has also released a large set of new screenshots - read on for some shiny images and other details.

The definite DirectX10 benchmark will ship in four editions:

* Trial (free)
* Basic ($6.95)
* Advanced ($19.95)
* Professional ($495)

The Professional version is intended for business and commercial use, while Basic and Advanced are limited to private use. A Free Trial key allows you to test the benchmark with a single run.

Full details on the differences between the available versions will be available at launch, but to give a rough idea, Basic (6.95$) version allows you to benchmark as many times as you like with the "Performance" preset, and you get a score with all the ORB features available. Advanced ($19.95) unlocks all four presets, six additional feature tests and allows you to customize all the settings.
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The final system requirements to run 3DMark Vantage Trial are:

Minimum

* x86/x64 single core CPU with SSE2 support. Performance similar to Intel Pentium D 3.2GHz or better
* Fully D3D10/SM4.0 compliant graphics card, 256MB
* 1024MB Memory
* 2GB of free disk space
* Windows Vista (Server editions not supported)

Recommended

* Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 or equivalent AMD CPU
* Fully D3D10/SM4.0 compliant graphics card, 512MB
* 2048MB Memory
* 2GB of free disk space
* Windows Vista (Server editions not supported)

Additionally, following requirements must be met to run each of the four available presets with the Advanced and Pro versions:

* Entry - 128MB DX10 Video Card and a monitor capable of displaying 1280x1024 resolution
* Performance - 256MB DX10 Video Card and a monitor capable of displaying 1280x1024 resolution
* High - 512MB DX10 Video Card and a monitor capable of displaying 1680x1050 resolution
* Extreme - 512MB DX10 Video Card and a monitor capable of displaying 1920x1200 resolution






Gotta say I'm somewhat disappointed, a low quality version of the second shot was posted on some site quite a while ago and people didn't believe it was the next 3dMark and some said it was a PDA benchmark. Overall it does seem they've gone more and more into 'theory' and less and less actual eyecandy.
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Old 04-25-08, 04:13 PM   #2
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A Free Trial key allows you to test the benchmark with a single run.
Do this mean after a single run then the trial key will expire and you have to buy the basic or advanced version?
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Do this mean after a single run then the trial key will expire and you have to buy the basic or advanced version?
That would suck monkey balls. Hope not. Surely not
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That would suck monkey balls. Hope not. Surely not
Seriously, that is the way it should be - these guys are doing some really nice work and have come a long way, so it's about time they get paid for what they've done for the pc enthusiast market! 6,95$ isn't much considering what most of the people, who want to run the benchmark in the first place, paid for their computers. This is the first dx10 only title we'll have for awhile, so I'm definitely going to get this one! Probably gonna get more hours out of it than most games I buy!

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Gotta say I'm somewhat disappointed, a low quality version of the second shot was posted on some site quite a while ago and people didn't believe it was the next 3dMark and some said it was a PDA benchmark. Overall it does seem they've gone more and more into 'theory' and less and less actual eyecandy.
What? I agree that the model might not look perfect(her neck seems a bit weird?), but I bet 3dmark Vantage will look much better than any game for a long time to come. You just can't judge the whole thing by looking at a couple of screenshots. Everything we've seen thus far has looked phenomenal, so I bet we'll be in for a treat with this one!(I can already hear my 8800gts screaming!)!
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Fair point bud. It's not as if there asking a crap load. I think they've been doing it right past though. Being able to run it but only at default settings unless you purchase it.
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I was planning on getting advanced version anyways.

I own all there other benchmarks except PC vantage
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I was planning on getting advanced version anyways.

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