3DMark 11 is the latest version of the world’s most popular benchmark for gaming PCs. 3DMark 11 uses a native DirectX 11 engine which makes extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11 including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading.
The MSI and Antec logo placements are special sponsorship arrangements between those companies and Futuremark. Advertising placements ensure that Futuremark can offer a free Basic Edition of the benchmark alongside the Advanced Edition.
3DMark is the world’s most popular benchmark for evaluating next generation PC gaming hardware. First released in 1998, 3DMark has since been downloaded by millions of people around the world. It is supported by an online database containing over 35 million results with new results submitted every few seconds on average. Featuring a combination of real-time visual and numerical computation tests, 3DMark is the standard for measuring PC gaming performance. Widely used by the hardware press and technology manufacturers, 3DMark is trusted by gamers and enthusiasts worldwide to cut through marketing hype and technical jargon to give accurate and unbiased guidance for PC hardware purchasing decisions.
3DMark 11 will be released on November 30, 2010. Pre-order and more info. at http://www.3dmark.com