Futuremark Culls Legacy Benchmark-applikationer för att göra plats för 3DMark 11

Futuremark, the company behind some of the most popular PC performance benchmark applications, which also maintains a score validation and record-keeping system, the ORB, announced that it's working on important changes to its site design as well as the ORB database itself. A side-product (which in disguise is the news of actual importance here), is that Futuremark's next-generation ORB will not support 'legacy' benchmark applications from the company, namely 3DMark 2001 SE, 3DMark03, 3DMark05, PCMark 2002 or PCMark04, thereby marking a complete retirement of those applications.

Tillbaka till sin dag satte dessa applikationer hårdvara genom deras minuters joyrid genom helvetet, men nu minskar deras praktiska tillämpning. Återgå ORB-stöd innebär att även om du fortfarande kan köra riktmärket, kan du inte skicka in din poäng online eller validera den. Det eliminerar effektivt dessa applikationer från överklockningstävlingar på professionell nivå.

'With the new site, Futuremark is also officially ending online service support for legacy benchmarks. This means that the new service will not support 3DMark 2001 SE, 3DMark03, 3DMark05, PCMark 2002 or PCMark04. Nothing prevents you from running these benchmarks even after the online support is retired and you still do get a result as all legacy benchmarks display the result without submit but you will no longer be able to submit or compare scores with these benchmarks and existing results from these benchmarks will no longer be accessible,' posted a representative one the company's forums, YouGamers. Perhaps with this move, Futuremark is making room for its new upcoming DirectX 11 compliant benchmark, aptly called 3DMark 11.