3DMark Vantage Now More Compatible, Basic Version Free

3DMark Vantage Basic Now Free, More Compatible

Futuremark, the developer of a number of major system-benchmarking applications such as the PCMark and 3DMark series, announced today that it has released an updated version of its 3DMark Vantage DirectX 10 benchmarking software—and made the basic version free.

This 1.1.0 update to 3DMark Vantage also adds display scaling to all its presets, so it will work on a larger number of monitors with higher resolutions, and disables GPU-based physics acceleration by default during CPU tests. The SystemInfo component was also updated to version 4.0.

The Basic Edition of 3DMark Vantage, which previously cost $6.95, may be run an unlimited number of times without registration, but a number of features (including three resolution presets, feature tests, and support) are included only with the $19.99 Advanced version or $999.95 Professional version. Users of the Basic Edition may receive an upgrade to Advanced Edition for only $4.95, through March 21.

The newest version of Futuremark's 3D-benchmarking software, 3DMark 11, for examining and tracking performance of systems based on DirectX 11 video hardware, was released in December.

To download 3DMark Vantage, or for more information about it or Futuremark's other benchmarking applications, visit www.futuremark.com.

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