Futuremark 3DMark 2011 Released

Futuremark has finally taken the wraps completely off the new 3DMark 2011. You can download it at their site. Although it is mostly a synthetic benchmark and isn’t real world gaming (which is why we spend so much on a gaming PC!), it is still great for coming up with single numbers to judge your overclocking results and compare to other systems.A DirectX 11 video card and Vista/7 is required.

Your PC’s performance is determined by the interactions between different hardware components, the operating system and the type and amount of software running. A benchmark provides a set of performance tests that can be repeated with a high degree of accuracy on a wide range of computer hardware.

3DMark 11 is the latest version of the world’s most popular benchmark for measuring the graphics performance of gaming PCs.