3DMark 11 Release Date Announced, Pre-ordering Begins 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

HELSINKI, FINLAND– November 19, 2010– Futuremark® announced today that 3DMark® 11, the latest version of the industry standard benchmark for real-time 3D graphics, will be released on November 30. 3DMark 11 Advanced Edition priced at $19.95 can be pre-ordered today from  http://www.3dmark.com/. Futuremark has updated the 3DMark website to highlight the exclusive features in the Advanced Edition and has released a new pre-order preview trailer showing graphical improvements in the Deep Sea and High Temple scenes. A selection of new before and after screenshots demonstrate tessellation, volumetric lighting and other effects created with DirectX 11. 

The new 3DMark 11 Pre-order Preview trailer shows off a number of improvements from the previously released work-in-progress tech demo videos. The Deep Sea scene now includes particle effects in the water as submersibles explore the sea bed and discover a sunken World War II submarine. In the High Temple scene the foliage is now animated and there are changes in the lighting conditions as the sun sets on the mysterious temple. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eY_En9VcwM 

3DMARK 11 BASIC EDITION– Free, available from November 30 

- Performance PC benchmark preset 

- Audio visual demo, fixed at 720p 

- Browse, search and compare results online 

- Store one result online 

3DMARK 11 ADVANCED EDITION - $19.95– PRE-ORDER NOW 

- Entry level PC benchmark preset 

- Performance PC benchmark preset 

- Extreme PC benchmark preset 

- Custom benchmark settings 

- Audio visual demo, custom resolutions 

- Benchmark looping for stability testing 

- Browse, search and compare results online 

- Unlimited online results storage 

- Hide results from public view 

- Offline result management 

- Advert-free online service 

3DMark 11 will be released on November 30, 2010. The Advanced Edition can be pre-ordered now from http://www.3dmark.com/ Please visit the official website for more trailers, screenshots and information. 

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About 3DMark 

3DMark is the world’s most popular benchmark for evaluating next generation PC gaming hardware. First released in 1998, 3DMark has since been downloaded by millions of people around the world. It is supported by an online database containing over 35 million results with new results submitted every few seconds on average. Featuring a combination of real-time visual and numerical computation tests, 3DMark is the standard for measuring PC gaming performance. Widely used by the hardware press and technology manufacturers, 3DMark is trusted by gamers and enthusiasts worldwide to cut through marketing hype and technical jargon to give accurate and unbiased guidance for PC hardware purchasing decisions. 

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® and 3DMark® 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 

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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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