Futuremark release 3DMark 11 v1.0.4 – Compatibility for Windows 8

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Futuremark informed us that they have released their new version of 3DMark 11 now in v1.0.4.

The scores remains unchanged as this is more a compatibility update than a big bug fix, it then have no impact on your submissions, unless you use Windows 8 or multi-GPU configurations neither your submission on Hwbot.

Find below the complete list of public changes :

The major changes in 3DMark v1.0.4 include:


– Keyboard focus is no longer checked during the demo or when running the benchmark in a loop. Note that if the display switches to the desktop due to a popup window during the benchmark, the run will still be aborted as the display mode is no longer the same.
– 3DMark 11 now remembers the last custom resolution used.
– GPU count detection for multi-GPU systems is now correct even when SystemInfo is explicitly disabled.
– 3DMark 11 will now prevent Windows from entering Sleep during the test.
– The license key is now reset when the benchmark is reinstalled, allowing removal of invalid keys.


– SystemInfo updated to version 4.15 for full Windows 8 compatibility.
– Updated DirectX redistributable.
– Now using static Visual C++ 2010 runtime libraries to fix rare installation issues on some systems.
– Removed dependency on EvaDotNet.dll and EvaDotNet.DirectX.dll for GPU enumeration to fix compatibility issues with some systems.


– Fixed display initialization code that caused “SetFullscreenState failed: DXGI_ERROR_NOT_CURRENTLY_AVAILABLE” errors on some systems.
– Fixed several memory and texture leaks, improving stability during very long looping runs.
– The HUD timer no longer rolls over if a single test takes more than ten minutes. (Yes, this could happen during the Combined Test on some low end DirectX 11 cards.)


– Fixed submitting saved files to 3dmark.com from the command line.
– Image Quality Tool no longer gives a cryptic error if the output directory does not exist.

Download the latest version of 3DMark 11 : http://www.3dmark.com/3dmark11/download

People on steam will get the update automatically, for more details : http://store.steampowered.com/app/205270/

Keep Pushing It !

Written by : Marc Bro Beier


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