Computex: 3DMark Announces Windows 8 Benchmarking - First Screenshots

Subject: General Tech | June 5, 2012 - 10:37 AM |
Tagged: windows 8, computex, benchmarking, 3dmark

Popular benchmarking software company Futuremark has announced on their website a new version of their 3DMark application for Windows 8 benchmarking. While not available for download (yet), the application can be used to benchmark the performance of Windows 8 machines. Currently the company is calling the software "3DMark for Windows 8" which breaks the traditional numbered naming scheme.

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Not much is known about the particulars yet, but we were able to snag some screenshots from their site which may or may not be publicly available any more. Take a look below the break (there are quite a few). More information should be coming shortly as Computex 2012 marches on.

I will miss the rocket powered airship and big guy with the minigun, but I suppose these benchmarks will be fun to watch as well.

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See more screenshots after the break!!

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Stay tuned for more information as we get it.

Source: Futuremark
June 5, 2012 | 02:37 PM - Posted by Thedarklord

These screens look very reminescent of the Unreal 4 Engine demo's?

June 5, 2012 | 03:43 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Yeah, they do sort of look like the Samaritan stuff. Maybe 3DMark has taken some design cues from the UE4 demo stuff.

June 5, 2012 | 04:07 PM - Posted by zakattak80 (not verified)

now well this still be compatible with windows 7 rigs?

June 6, 2012 | 10:44 AM - Posted by Azuza001 (not verified)

Please tell me this isn't going to be a "you have to have windows 8 because we said so" type of deal. I don't remember hearing anything about a new "DX" requirement in windows 8 like there was between xp and vista (DX 10).

So far I've been very unimpressed by Win8 but thats because it's designed to work on everything from a 1ghz arm tablet to a 4.5ghz Ivy SLI'ed beast of a desktop and it shows.

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