3DMark 11 Release Date Announced, Pre-ordering Begins

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I really like the FutureMark 3DMark benchmarks they just look so good, even though many time my computers can’t handle them, but hey they’re interesting to look at right? They put a lot of work into them and now we’ve finally got a new one to look forward to, 3DMark11 will be out on November 30th. You’ll be able to get both basic with is free and advanced edition for only $19.95

Futuremark announced today that 3DMark 11, the latest version of the industry standard benchmark for real-time 3D graphics, will be released on November 30. 3DMark 11 Advanced Edition priced at $19.95 can be pre-ordered today from http://www.3dmark.com/. Futuremark has updated the 3DMark website to highlight the exclusive features in the Advanced Edition and has released a new pre-order preview trailer showing graphical improvements in the Deep Sea and High Temple scenes. A selection of new before and after screenshots demonstrate tessellation, volumetric lighting and other effects created with DirectX 11.

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The new 3DMark 11 Pre-order Preview trailer shows off a number of improvements from the previously released work-in-progress tech demo videos. The Deep Sea scene now includes particle effects in the water as submersibles explore the sea bed and discover a sunken World War II submarine. In the High Temple scene the foliage is now animated and there are changes in the lighting conditions as the sun sets on the mysterious temple.

3DMARK 11 BASIC EDITION – Free, available from November 30
– Performance PC benchmark preset
– Audio visual demo, fixed at 720p
– Browse, search and compare results online
– Store one result online
3DMARK 11 ADVANCED EDITION – $19.95 – PRE-ORDER NOW
– Entry level PC benchmark preset
– Performance PC benchmark preset
– Extreme PC benchmark preset
– Custom benchmark settings
– Audio visual demo, custom resolutions
– Benchmark looping for stability testing
– Browse, search and compare results online
– Unlimited online results storage
– Hide results from public view
– Offline result management
– Advert-free online service
3DMark 11 will be released on November 30, 2010. The Advanced Edition can be pre-ordered now from http://www.3dmark.com/ Please visit the official website for more trailers, screenshots and information.

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