Say what you will about 3DMark's accuracy or viability as a synthetic gaming test, the application is still very widely used, and its merits with respect to strict graphics processor testing are evident. However, the latest version of the tool, 3DMark06, came out close to two years ago and lacks DirectX 10 effects being used by games today.
Futuremark is therefore working on a new version of the tool, which will drop the yearly naming scheme and go by "3DMark Next." As what might be considered a teaser for the new app, the company has released minimum system specifications for 3DMark Next in the Game-O-Meter section of its YouGamers website. Those minimum specs are as follows[...]
3DMark, Benchmarking, System Benchmarking, Optimization, Performance