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Old 25th April 2008, 12:29   #1
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Default 3DMark Vantage Has Gone Gold

It's finally done, and the countdown clock is ticking! Futuremark has just announced that 3DMark Vantage is ready, and the countdown indicates that it will launch on Monday, 28th of April 2008. Downloads should be available at 16:00 EET (13:00 GMT, 09:00 EST, 06:00 PST). Futuremark has also released a large set of new screenshots.

http://www.yougamers.com/news/18513_...has_gone_gold/
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Custom preset can be used to run the benchmark at an user-selectable resolution for individual subscores, but the 3DMark score is displayed and saved to ORB only when using one of the pre-defined presets. In other words, to get a score using the "High" and "Extreme" presets, a widescreen display is required.
why this push for widescreen gaming?
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why this push for widescreen gaming?
Because everywhere except on planet jmke, people enjoy widescreen gaming.
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Because everywhere except on planet jmke, people enjoy widescreen gaming.
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if I were to build a game/benchmark I would not exclude people because their choice differs from others, but rather give the option for both groups.
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if I were to build a game/benchmark I would not exclude people because their choice differs from others, but rather give the option for both groups.
Choices have to be made, and the standard aspect screens are a quickly dying breed, so if one has to choose, this is the logical choice.
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Choices have to be made, and the standard aspect screens are a quickly dying breed, so if one has to choose, this is the logical choice.
you are one misinformed user. Only 25% of gamers out there use widescreen... 75% use 4:3.


http://www.steampowered.com/status/survey.html

Dying breed? I think not. 3DMark Vantage only supporting 16:9 for high end runs is not thinking forward, it's thinking with blinds and ignoring the majority of people.

but hey... ignorace is bliss right? If you think 16:9 is the standard, than I guess it must be right? ya? .... nope

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Because everywhere except on planet jmke, people enjoy widescreen gaming.
afaik Steam is on planet earth.


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Sorry Jmke, not misinformed at all : it's not what people are using today that matters, it's what they'll be using in the future. Just how many normal aspect monitors are still listed by the average pc-shop ? Or included in a new PC-package ?
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more than you think
if there's something that will definetely put a kink in your product is removing backward compatibility, should know this.

does your mobo have PS/2 connectors?
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ontopic: more info on the point calculation in Vantage
http://en.expreview.com/2008/04/17/3...logy-revealed/
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