Items tagged with vantage

The Aston Martin Vantage family has been with us since 2006, so it is well past time for a thorough redesign of the V8- and V12-engined entry-level sports car from one of Britain's most storied auto manufacturers. Thankfully, Aston Martin has answered magnificently with an all-new Vantage, and well, just look at it! The new Vantage is instantly recognizable as an Aston Martin, but it takes up the current design trend of fitting new cars with huge gaping maws. This design theme isn’t for everyone, but we think that the huge grille is somewhat flattering on this car's face. The sides of the car are heavily sculpted, although we're not sure to what to make of the arrowhead-shaded contrasting... Read more...
Futuremark hasn't told anyone when it plans to launch 3DMark 11, but the video and screenshots the company has released thus far point towards a gorgeous application. It's arguably timely; the three-year-old 3DMark Vantage doesn't support DirectX 11. This could probably be fixed via an update, the same way 3DMark 2005 was rebuilt as 3DMark 2006, but Futuremark apparently has enough changes in mind to justify a new program. These tidings are virtually guaranteed to kick off a fresh round of debate over whether or not 3DMark is a "real" test, or whether it deserves to be considered a benchmark at all. In addition to providing news of the actual video, we've decided to tackle this question. It's... Read more...
Corsair Breaks PC Mark Vantage World Record Using Force Series Solid-State Drives– Sub-zero cooled Corsair PC smashes previous world record score thanks to eleven Corsair F200 SSDs and Dominator GTX memory – FREMONT, California, March 31, 2010 — Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced that it has set a new world record score in PC Mark Vantage, using a performance PC powered by eleven Corsair Force Series F200 SSDs in a high bandwidth RAID configuration.The World Record score of 32,947 was achieved by a Corsair-built system based around the Intel Core i7-980X six-core processor, cooled to sub-zero temperatures. The system was powered... 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...
RAID 0, 1, 5, 6.... "This one goes to 11..."  Wait, it's like double redundant, which is well... redundant I guess.  Aww never mind.  Let the boys at Hardware Secrets sort it out for you. "RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) systems are used to increase the performance and/or reliability of the hard disk drives of the system. In this article we will explain the basics about RAID0, RAID1, RAID5 and the advantages of RAID6 over them." Yeah, that's it... all the way up, all the way up.... Read more...
The NV35 Doom3 Advantage UltraShadow Technology  Accelerating The Gloom By - Dave Altavilla June 4, 2003   With Id Software's upcoming Doom3 title looming on the not so distant horizon, we've been taking a sincere interest in Id's new game engine.  Since it will obviously become a definitive tool in our benchmarking test suite, for next generation graphics products and related articles, we were also more than interested when our colleagues at Anandtech posted preliminary benchmark figures in their GeForce FX 5900 Ultra launch article.  The scores represented here showed a significant lead for both the NV35 and NV30, versus ATi's Radeon 9700 and 9800 products.  It piqued... Read more...