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Posts Tagged ‘3dmark vantage’


GPU PhysX Doesn’t get you to 3DMark Vantage Hall of Fame Anymore

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/07/21 at 10:22

Categories: Benchmarks, Graphics Cards, NVIDIA PhysX   Tags: , , , ,

Futuremark has now decided to update its Hall of Fame to exclude all results using PhysX on a GPU, simply because this was not how they intended it to work.

With NVIDIA releasing their GeForce PhysX drivers, users of the PhysX accelerating GeForce cards were at an advantage over their Radeon counterparts, reason being that in a certain CPU test routine of the 3DMark Vantage benchmark, the physics processing abilities of the computer are tested, and since the physics API used happens to be PhysX, users of GeForce get higher scores despite not having a physics processor device such as an Ageia PhysX card. This differs from a real-life scenario where a GeForce accelerator does both graphics and physics and the overhead of physics processing affects the graphics processing abilities.

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NVIDIA’s PhysX: Performance and Status Report

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/06/29 at 09:54

Categories: Graphics Cards, NVIDIA PhysX   Tags: , , ,

PhysX is getting a lot of attention right now, but the reasons vary wildly. Since we, at Techgage, haven’t taken a look at the technology in a while, this article’s goal is to see where things stand. We’ll also be taking an in-depth look at GPU PhysX performance, using both 3DMark Vantage and UT III.

Read the complete article HERE.


3DMark Vantage Build 1.0.1 Hotfix

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/05/22 at 17:32

Categories: Benchmarks   Tags: ,

Futuremark issued a pending hotfix for 3DMark Vantage today.

Yo can download the hotfix HERE.


3DMark Vantage

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/05/04 at 15:59

Categories: Benchmarks   Tags: , , , , ,

[French]
3DMark Vantage le nouveau benchmark CPU/GPU de Futurmark est disponible depuis quelques heures sur les serveurs des sites 3D majeurs comme Guru3D. 3DMark Vantage est ciblé pour Windows Vista et DirectX 10 et utilise un tout nouveau moteur 3D pour exploiter au mieux la dernière API graphique de Microsoft.

Ce nouveau benchmark est disponible en 4 versions: une gratuite (trial) et 3 payantes:
– Basic: $6.95
– Advanced: $19.95
– Professional: $495

La version totalement gratuite est téléchargeable MAIS elle est extrêmement limitée puisqu’elle n’autorise qu’un seul lancement des tests, avec les réglages standards. Je pense que l’on devrait retrouver d’ici peu la version Basic (ou Advanced) en bundle avec certaines cartes graphiques…

Voici une petite compilation de liens pour vous aider à mieux exploiter 3DMark Vantage:
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[English]
3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware. 3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.

This new benchmar is available in 4 versions:
– Trial: free
– Basic: $6.95
– Advanced: $19.95
– Professional: $495

The free version is downloadable BUT it’s very limited since only one launch is allowed with standard settings. I guess we should find soon the Basic version (or Advanced) as part of the bundle of some graphics cards…

Here is a little compilation of links to help you to start with 3DMark Vantage:
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3DMark Vantage @ Futurmark

– Download: 3DMark Vantage Whitepaper (805)
– Download: 3DMark Vantage Testing Guidelines (870)

Download:
3DMark Vantage @ Guru3D
3DMark Vantage @ MajorGeeks
3DMark Vantage @ Revioo

Graphics Drivers
NVIDIA Forceware 175.12 Vista 32
NVIDIA Forceware 175.12 Vista 64
ATI Catalyst 3DMark Vantage Hotfix Released for Radeon 2k/3k

Misc:
3DMark Vantage, new torture for your gaming setup @ expreview.com
Futuremark 3DMark Vantage Review @ Overclockers Club
Futuremark 3DMark Vantage – The Gamers New Benchmark @ Legit Reviews
3DMark Vantage Overview and Performance @ FiringSquad
Futuremark 3DMark Vantage @ AnandTech
3DMark Vantage quick user guide @ Guru3D
3DMark Vantage formal version screenshots @ hardspell
3DMark Vantage Presentation @ accelenation
3DMark Vantage est enfin là @ pcinpact


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