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Old 04-27-07, 10:03 AM   #1
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Default Next Gen 3DMark Vista only, DX10.

Well it's confirmed by Nick Renqvist, a 3DMark developer.

http://www.yougamers.com/blogs/nick_r/

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First of all (and this shouldn't come as a shocker to anyone) the next generation 3DMark will be Windows Vista only, and will require DX10 compliant hardware. You may ask: Why no fallback to DX9 then? Well, we already have a Vista enabled DX9 benchmark (3DMark06) and the last three 3DMarks have all been DX9; 3DMark03 has one test which requires SM2.0, 3DMark05 requires SM2.0 for all tests and 3DMark06 uppers the requirements for two tests to SM3.0. I think both we and the rest of the world are ready to step into the next generation - DX10. There's no reason to go backwards, if you know what I mean.
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Old 04-27-07, 11:30 AM   #2
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Default Re: Next Gen 3DMark Vista only, DX10.

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Default Re: Next Gen 3DMark Vista only, DX10.

Any word on the release date? It would be sad if Futuremark gets out a DX10 bench before any game developer does.
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Old 04-27-07, 01:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: Next Gen 3DMark Vista only, DX10.

Cool... A test that will actually kill the 8800 series of cards. Makes me sad.

Still good news though.
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