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Futuremark announces development of 3DMark for Windows 8

Will be more than just a gaming benchmark for high end desktops this time...
By Steve Dougherty from Nov 14, 2011 @ 8:13 CST

The first official news of Futuremark's next iteration in their 3DMark benchmarking series has popped up today in the form of an announcement from the company. The new version with a working title of 3DMark for Windows 8 is now in development and scheduled for release sometime in 2012.

 

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Jukka Mäkinen had the following to say about it in today's announcement :-

 

With Windows 8 gamers will be able to enjoy their games on a wide range of devices from lightweight tablets to heavy-duty desktop rigs. Faced with so much choice it will be hard to work out which devices offer the best value for money. Fortunately 3DMark for Windows 8 will be our most wide-reaching 3DMark ever, able to accurately measure and compare gaming performance across all devices and graphical feature sets available with Windows 8.

 

So, it looks like a new approach is on the cards this time around with more widespread support for not only high end desktops, but the mass of other devices that Windows 8 will be used on as well (including tablets, ultrabooks etc.)

 

Refer to the source link below for the full announcement!

NEWS SOURCES:Tweaktown.com


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