As it's usually the case with every other 3DMark version to be released numerous overclockers and enthusiasts rush in to see how their hardware stacks up against Futuremark's gaming benchmark suite, so Inno3D decided to run a special promotion, bundling 3DMark 11 with every GeForce GTX 470, 480, 570 or 580 NVIDIA graphics card purchased.
As a result, every users that buys one of these cards will get a free 3DMark11 Advanced Edition key that is valued at $19.95 on Futuremark's website.
Built using an advanced DirectX 11 engine, 3D Mark 11 is designed to measure PC gaming performance making extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11 including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading.
In order to do so, 3DMark 11 uses no less than four graphics tests, a physics test as well as a combined test, all these being run in order to get a performance rating that stacks your computer against all the other users that have submitted their results to Futuremark's ORB.
Although 3DMark 11 is also available as a free download from Futuremark, as well on our website (from here
), going for the Advanced version will unlock a series of options such as offline result management, benchmark looping, various online features as well as unlimited result storage, to name just a few of the benefits that come with owning the paid version.
Furthermore, Advanced edition owners will gain access to additional custom resolutions for the audio visual demo introduced in 3DMark 11 designed to showcase the DirectX 11 graphic from the Deep Sea and High Temple tests accompanied by an evocative soundtrack.
Although Inno3D isn't the first manufacturer to bundle a 3DMark11 Advanced Edition key together with their graphics card (MSI and EVGA
doing the same for their GTX 570
offerings), Inno3D is the first to include this with such a wide array of video cards.