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Looking for yet another venue to showcase your overclocking skills? Look no further, as two of the biggest names in overclocking have joined hands in order to offer up an array of prizes for those willing to push the very boundaries most folks are fine with accepting. Futuremark (the company responsible for the benchmarking suite we use right here) along with Gigabyte are announcing a new competition for OCers the world over.The contest will rely on AMD and Gigabyte hardware, giving contestants around the globe the ability to compete in two segments for the overall "Gigabyte Dragon" title within a couple of prize award categories. Considering just how much headroom the newest line of AMD processors... Read more...
It was about a month ago that NVIDIA released drivers that included PhysX support, leading to multiple allegations of cheating.  Why?  Well, quite naturally the CPU physics test (3DMark Vantage) shows much higher results with PhysX in the mix, as the CPU load moves greatly to the PPU.According to a forum post, Futuremark hasn't been asleep, and has decided any such results will be deemed invalid and removed. I've changed (sic) a couple of e-mails between Futuremark CEO Tero Sarkkinen who quickly commented current confusing situation in ORB and Hall of Fame. NVIDIA's GPU PhysX was launched in the middle of summer and most of FM's staff are on holidays (Most people are here in Finland).... Read more...
Futuremark has just officially unveiled the latest version of their 3DMark benchmark suite, 3DMark Vantage.  Like PCMark Vantage which was released a few months ago, this latest version of 3DMark was designed for testing Windows Vista-based systems.  This latest version of the 3DMark, however, is specifically bound to Windows Vista because it uses some advanced visual technologies that are only available with DirectX 10, which you may know isn't available on previous versions of Windows. We've  put together a quick overview of 3DMark Vantage and its individual test and have it available for viewing right here:Futuremark Unveils 3DMark Vantage... Read more...
Futuremark has just officially unveiled the latest version of their 3DMark benchmark suite, 3DMark Vantage.  Like PCMark Vantage which was released a few months ago, this latest version of 3DMark was designed for testing Windows Vista-based systems.  This latest version of the 3DMark, however, is specifically bound to Windows Vista because it uses some advanced visual technologies that are only available with DirectX 10, which you may know isn't available on previous versions of Windows. 3DMark Vantage isn't simply a port of 3DMark06 to DirectX 10 though.  With this latest version of the benchmark, Futuremark has incorporated two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests,... Read more...
In the strangest trademark application we've seen since Fark tried to trademark NSFW, Futuremark is attempting to trademark PWNAGE.If it is approved, Futuremark's request will cover an extremely wide slice of the digital entertainment market, including (but not limited to) the following:"Computer game software for communication devices; computer game software and computer game programs enabling users to play games with mobile phones and personal digital assistants; computer software and programs enabling users to communication devices to simultaneously access databases and global computer networks; software enabling transfer of data between mobile communication apparatus..."If Futuremark can... Read more...
Futuremark, the creator of the popular benchmarking suites 3DMark and PCMark, has updated their site with new versions of 3DMark06 and PCMark05. The updates bring not only a few bug fixes, but added support for Windows Vista. Benchmarks native to Windows Vista should be out in 2007, and will take advantage of the latest DirectX features. "To support performance analysis on PC's running Microsoft(R) 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... Read more...
Futuremark's 3DMark06 is now available for everyone's enjoyment. Featuring a great set of benchmarks that will bring your brand new hardware to its knees, Techgage takes a look at what this new benchmark has to offer. "We take the latest version of the popular benchmark for a test-drive to see what's new, what's changed and what you need for a good score. To put it simply, 06 is like 05, but on steroids. Let's take a look.."... Read more...
Futuremark has launched a brand-new version of their popular benchmark today, 3DMark06. The new version of the benchmark is updates in a number of ways, and now includes not only Shader Model 2.0 tests, but Shader Model 3.0 and HDR tests as well.  Some of the existing assets have been re-used, but the scenes are now rendered with much more geometric detail and the shader complexity is vastly increased as well. Max shader length in 3DMark05 was 96 instructions, while 3DMark06 ups the number of instructions to 512. 3DMark06 also employs much more lighting, and there is extensive use of soft shadows as well.  The increased level of detail is immediately evident, take a look... Futuremark... Read more...
Hey folks! A new version of Croteam's Serious Sam II Demo is available today. The new demo contains the v2.064b patch and the level "Greendale" from the retail version. Grab the demo from FileFront, or Fileshack if your interested. Futuremark Interview (Part 1) @ Beyond3D "Over the years, Futuremark Corporation has launched a new version of their well-known application, 3DMark, to coincide with either a new version of DirectX or when there is a big enough range of products that offers support for specific key features within D3D. With three SM3.0 implementations currently on the market (NVIDIA's 6 and 7 series, as well as ATI's X1000 series), there is sufficient hardware support... Read more...
Welcome back folks!  If you knew what's been going on behind the scenes here at HotHardware, you'd know the kind of whirlwind the past couple of weeks have been.  Luckily, we've weathered to storm and can now get back to our normal everyday activities.  Speaking of normal activities, this is just about when I'd normally post an afternoon update!  I better get cracking...  AMD's Sempron 2800+ and 3100+ processors @ TR: "VALUE PROCESSORS ARE all about artful foot-dragging. They are somewhat slower versions of the familiar Athlons and Pentiums, reworked and re-branded to sell at lower prices in cheaper PCs. At the high end of the market, we get to witness an epic struggle... Read more...
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