3DMark 11 Launches Today, It's Time To Put Your PC Through Its Paces

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HELSINKI, FINLAND– December 7, 2010– 3DMark® 11, the new DirectX 11 benchmark from Futuremark® was released today. 3DMark 11 is the latest in the long-running series of graphical benchmarks used by millions of gamers and enthusiasts worldwide. Designed for testing DirectX 11 hardware in the latest gaming PCs, 3DMark 11 includes Futuremark’s signature high-end, real-time graphics across six all new benchmark tests.

3DMark 11 Basic Edition

A free download from http://www.3dmark.com that offers an unlimited number of benchmark runs using the performance preset without expiry or registration.

3DMark 11 Advanced Edition

Offers all presets, custom settings, benchmark looping, unlimited online results storage, offline results management and more for $19.95 http://www.3dmark.com

3DMark 11 Professional Edition

The only edition licensed for commercial use, the Professional Edition unlocks all features including command line automation, the image quality tool, logo-free demo looping and priority support. $995.00 from http://www.3dmark.com

WHAT'S NEW IN 3DMARK 11

- Native DirectX 11 engine making extensive use of advanced real-time graphical effects including tessellation, volumetric lighting, depth of field and post processing.

- 3DMark 11 uses the open source Bullet Physics library, running rigid body simulation on the CPU and soft body simulation on the GPU.

http://bulletphysics.org

- Demo mode returns in 3DMark 11 pairing stunning graphics with an evocative soundtrack by Pedro Macedo Camacho http://www.musicbypedro.com.

- 3DMark 11 launches with an improved online service allowing users to validate, store, share and compare their benchmark results with those from other users.

- For the first time in the 3DMark series, users can choose languages other than English including German, Simplified and Traditional Chinese and Finnish.

NEW TRAILERS

Futuremark has released a raft of new trailers recorded at high quality showcasing all the tests and the audio visual demo from 3DMark 11. The new trailers can be viewed on the 3DMark website http://www.3dmark.com or alternatively on Futuremark's YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/futuremarktv

CASH AND HARDWARE UP FOR GRABS IN OVERCLOCKING COMPETITION The 3DMark 11 Launch OC Challenge, which starts today and runs until January 4, 2011, offers $2000 in cash and heaps of hot hardware as prizes in the first official 3DMark 11 overclocking competition. With prizes for highest scores, best overclock, best performance for the price and a weekly lucky draw there are lots of ways to take part and win. For more details of the competition and prizes please visit:

http://www.3dmark.com/competitions/3dmark-11-oc-challenge

For more information, or to download or buy 3DMark 11 please visit:

http://www.3dmark.com

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About Futuremark® Corporation

Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs. Futuremark® is known around the world for its benchmark products, including 3DMark®, PCMark® and Peacekeeper™, and its value-added online services. Futuremark® Games Studio, wholly owned by Futuremark® Corporation, creates original games with new and entertaining gameplay. The studio's first title, Shattered Horizon™, was released in November 2009. Futuremark maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com

© 2010 Futuremark® Corporation. Futuremark®, 3DMark®, PCMark®, Peacekeeper™, Futuremark® Games Studio, and Shattered Horizon™ trademarks and logos, character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Company Contacts

Futuremark Press Room RSS Feed

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Europe and rest of world:

Jukka Mäkinen, CEO, Futuremark Oy

Phone: +358 20 759 8250 (GMT +2)

Email: jukka at futuremark dot com

North America:

Oliver Baltuch, President, Futuremark Inc.

Phone: +1 408 517 0910 (PST)

Email: ollie at futuremark dot com 


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