Good morning HotHardware fans! Welcome back! The lion's share of today's news focuses on Futuremark's release of 3DMark05. There's lots of info regarding this new benchmark to sort through today, so make sure you read it all, and soak up all the knowledge! And when you're done, come right back here and take a look at our latest review, and spend some time in the forum while you're at it!
Futuremark Unveils 3DMark05
The World's Most Advanced DirectX 9 Graphics Benchmark
Saratoga, California USA – September 29th, 2004 – Futuremark Corporation today announced 3DMark05, the world's most demanding graphics application for PCs. 3DMark05 is the fifth generation of the product line, which boasts a distribution of over 50 million copies. 3DMark05 sets the standard for accurate and objective measurement of graphics performance of DirectX 9 in running next generation of 3D games.
3DMark05 enables objective cross-platform performance comparisons and incorporates many groundbreaking new features and technologies. The all-new engine and tests were developed within Futuremark's Benchmark Development Program whose members include: 3DLabs, AMD, ATI, Dell, Gateway, Imagination Technologies (PowerVR), Innovision, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, S3, and XGI. Read More...
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OK, brothers and sisters. In the words of the immortal Porky Pig, "That's All Folks!"...