Futuremark Releases Vista Supported 3DMark and PCMark

News Posted 30/11/2006
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 Vistaâ„¢

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.”

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