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As promised a few weeks ago, the Futuremark has released an update/hotfix for their latest benchmarking application, 3DMark Vantage. The release will update the software to version 1.0.1, will not affect the scores but it will bring the following:

- Off-line score viewing is now available in the Advanced Edition.
- Score save / submit saved options are now available in the Advanced Edition.
- Ad banners have been removed from all editions.
- Added a "SEND ERROR" button to error messages; clicking this will send detailed error information to Futuremark for better bug tracking and fixing. No personally identifiable information will be sent or stored.

Fixes

- An issue preventing valid serial key entry in some cases has been fixed.
- An issue causing "boost::filesystem::create_directory" error message after registration has been fixed.
- Added a check and error message for hardware that is not DX10 capable.
- Improved detection of supported resolutions so that CPU test minimum requirement (1280x1024) is now taken into account correctly.
- Fixed an issue where pressing the ESC key during CPU test loading screen, the user would be taken to a score view with score -1.
- The entire 3DMark Vantage application is now elevated to Administrator rights, rather than only the SystemInfo component. This will ensure more robust SystemInfo and benchmark functionality, and fixes the "pop-behind" elevation dialog.
- Fixed an issue that sometimes caused "WM_QUIT" error messages.
- Post-processing scale is now displayed correctly in the UI for the Extreme Preset.
- Fixed an issue that could cause resolution switches at test runtime
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3Dmark vantage is not getting much attention cause they force people to buy it if they want to run it more than once. People still compare 3dmark 06 rather than vantage.
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going to try when I get home
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3Dmark vantage is not getting much attention cause they force people to buy it if they want to run it more than once. People still compare 3dmark 06 rather than vantage.
Mnay people like me still have DX9 GPU and maney that have DX10 are still on XP so the number of people that can run Vantage is small.
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where is that other fix? "removed certain optimizations"
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3Dmark vantage is not getting much attention cause they force people to buy it if they want to run it more than once. People still compare 3dmark 06 rather than vantage.
3dmark06 is an outdated bench that is HEAVILY CPU dependant. It runs in such a low res with little GPU dependency........it's a really poor reflection of real-life gaming performance.
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3Dmark vantage is not getting much attention cause they force people to buy it if they want to run it more than once. People still compare 3dmark 06 rather than vantage.
It's $7 for the Basic version of Vantage. For the amount of times I've seen threads created asking whether someone's 3DMark score is ok I think it's about time the so-called "enthusiasts" started pokeing around the back of their couches every couple of years...
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3dmark06 is an outdated bench that is HEAVILY CPU dependant. It runs in such a low res with little GPU dependency........it's a really poor reflection of real-life gaming performance.
Haven't you noticed? The same can be said about vantage. Major dependency on the type of cpu used and still ran at the same resolution. I would hardly call vantage an upgrade or any reflection based on real gaming.
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