Futuremark Releases Vista Supported 3DMark and PCMark

"Futuremark, the creator of the popular benchmarking suites 3DMark and PCMark, has updated their site with new versions of 3DMark06 and PCMark05 with Vista support.

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Author: PV5150
Source: Futuremark

Futuremark Corporation today released free updates to its 3DMark06, 3DMark05 and PCMark05 benchmark suites. The 3DMark series is the worldwide industry standard PC benchmark series for objectively measuring and comparing DirectX 3D performance. PCMark05 is positioned as an overall system performance analysis tool for home PCs. Futuremark's PCMark and 3DMark products have generated over 13 million performance results. Downloadable patches update 3DMark06 to version 1.1.0 and PCMark05 to version 1.2.0. A downloadable full installer updates 3DMark05 to version 1.3.0. Only scores obtained via these new versions, using approved drivers, will be used in official statistics, comparisons and services provided by Futuremark.

Enabling Windows Vista™

To support performance analysis on PC's running Microsoft® Windows Vista operating system Futuremark's 3DMark06 and PCMark05 will be Vista enabled. Updated benchmark performance results on Windows Vista systems have been tested and verified by Futuremark as valid and fully comparable. Next generation benchmarks from Futuremark slated for 2007, will be the official native Vista benchmarks from Futuremark. "Our users, PC media and partner companies around the world have expressed enthusiasm for running our benchmarks on Windows Vista systems", said Oliver Baltuch, VP Sales and Marketing North America. "Though 3DMark06 and PCMark05 were developed for Windows XP, these Vista enabled updates will allow them to run flawlessly under Windows Vista, giving users the opportunity to measure gaming and system performance on the new operating system today. While these patches do not add support or features for the next generation DirectX, we will release completely new native Windows Vista benchmarks in 2007."

A complete list of the official mirrors can be found at Futuremark downloads

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28-11-2006, 19:07:35

Read this article and wondered how you guys feel about it. Personally, I think it is too expensive to catch on but is still a cool idea.

" With a bank of high-power LEDs, a few purring fans, some speakers and a rumbling keyboard rest, amBX aims to extend your experiences beyond the screen and into the air around you."

Check it out Here

28-11-2006, 20:07:01

i think thats an amazing idea, it would be very fun. thanks for the link.

28-11-2006, 20:32:28

np, I thought it was kinda neat because I had a similar experience while playing F.E.A.R. Of course I don't have the amBX, but I was playing at night during the summer so I had a fan on full blast pointing at me which made it pretty cold. It made the game that much more spooky, especially because I didn't realize it was the fan until I paused the game for a bathroom break lol.

28-11-2006, 22:18:59

lol the first time i played fear it was 3am and i was tired as hell, everyone else was asleep. i almost had a heart attack lol

29-11-2006, 03:05:35

I looked at it and it just screamed "gimmick"

As if developers haven't got enough to code for

29-11-2006, 07:37:03

What a GREAT invention!!! It's the first time I hear about such a device/system...:rolleyes:

I wonder how no one thought about it before...:rolleyes:

Liked the idea VERY much. Thanks for the info, glocktodahead!!! ;)

29-11-2006, 18:29:11

[QUOTE=zachig]What a GREAT invention!!! It's the first time I hear about such a device/system...:rolleyes:

I wonder how no one thought about it before...:rolleyes:

Liked the idea VERY much. Thanks for the info, glocktodahead!!! ;)[/QUOTE]

Hey no problem, like sharing anything cool I see.

29-11-2006, 18:35:19

Im Waiting for the Smell stuff... Something that makes the smell of whats on screen.

I ahs been done in the US. So like in oblivion in the forest it smells llovly and flowery but in Oblivion is Smells hot an like burning...

It has been done I read about it. It was tested in cinemas but didn't go down well. Becasue of some of the horrid smells :p

Looks cool. Flashing likes could be weird.. Like the phillips HD Tv that has just come out... :D

30-11-2006, 03:56:31

Agreed with Kemp here, it seems a little gimmicky to me. Although I'm sure there is a market there for peeps who have too much cash and too little imagination

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