3DMark Vantage less than a week away!

"Its being rumoured that finally we are to see 3DMark Vantage on the 28th of April"

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3DMark Vantage Screen ShotRelease of Vantage rumoured to be 28th of April

According to the guys over at Expreview.com, the latest instalment of Futuremark's GFX benchmarks is set to be released within the next week.  The date being thrown around is the 28th April.

Vantage was originally set to be released at the Game Developers Conference earlier this year but that never quite happened.  Hopefully this time around it actually gets its release.
The new program from Futuremark is a Vista only application due to it being a DirectX 10 benchmark.  Though this isn't likely to be welcomed by those still refusing to switch over to Vista from XP.
They also gave us a look at what the minimum and recommended system requirements to run the benchmarks will be.

Minimum requirement:
Intel Pentium D 3.2GHz
D3D10/SM4.0 GFX card, 256MB graphic memory
1GB System memory
Windows Vista

Recommended requirement:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 or better
D3D10/SM4.0 GFX card with 512MB or more.
2GB memory
Windows Vista
As for pricing, nearly fortnight ago we reported that there will be a free trial version that will be limited, a Basic Edtion which can be used over and over for less than €5, as well as the Advanced and Professional Editions costing $19.95 and $495 respectively.
Looking forward to finally getting your hands on this latest version of the 3DMark series and unleashing hell on your graphics card?
Discuss in our forum.
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Most Recent Comments

21-04-2008, 15:30:18

Not sure on the figures.. but I have read they are expecting to sell 400million copies in the first week. :o

21-04-2008, 15:48:32

i've ordered one :p

but yea, EA FTL :(

21-04-2008, 15:51:06


i've ordered one :p

but yea, EA FTL :(

Except Command & Conquer!!

21-04-2008, 15:55:46

Even then they had a kinda negative impact on the original westwood studios i reckon

I just dont wanna see the gaming market owned by 3 companies...

EA, Activision and THQ or something

21-04-2008, 16:00:56

Especailly don't want to see GTA taken by EA.
That would ruin THE best game on the planet. :(

21-04-2008, 16:06:56

EA do make Some good games though
Need for speed underground I and II were okay

....i think thats about it :p

but yea, rockstar FTW

EA, Rockstar, Activision, THQ, ubisoft, polyphony, Namco, Konami

cant think of any others, but there's more than just 3 :p

21-04-2008, 16:21:07

Yea but i was thinking to the future. They will prolly buy out and merge to what i deem as the top 3. Namco and Konami are poor apart from in arcades/asia. Ubisoft is just meh - some good things.

Nothing really special on the market atm...at a loss on what to buy with my woolies 20% week for my ps3...no worthy games :(

21-04-2008, 16:32:43

Namco, make tekken, one of the best games exclusive to the PS console

konami make the metal gear solid series, another exclusive that is wanted...


21-04-2008, 17:08:04

Tekken is good to one extent...but its one game and its not really on the same scale as say...call of duty 4 (in this region anyway)

again metal gear solid is one game and the series dont really appeal to me much - dont like stealth and stuff.

probably me, and ill probably end up buying those two games but the rest of the games probably wont find a home on my shelf xD

21-04-2008, 17:19:02

From my point of view Grand Theft Auto has molded and advanced the game world so much. And if it was owned by EA.. we will be in for some crap games. :(

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