Release Notes for 3DMark 11 v1.0.3
Futuremark®, the world leader in performance benchmarking software and services, today expanded its product line with Powermark™ a new battery life and power consumption test for Windows 7 notebooks, laptops, tablets and other battery powered devices. Powermark is a professional grade benchmark designed for industrial testing of battery powered Windows 7 devices by OEMs, corporations and governments. It includes a convenient set of standard tests based on productivity and entertainment use-case scenarios, as well as allowing custom settings for bespoke testing requirements.
"Microsoft has announced that starting in January 2012 Internet Explorer will, like Chrome, Firefox and Opera, no longer pester you with update notices. Instead Internet Explorer will automatically download and install updates in the background..."
"AMD has rolled out its final Catalyst driver update for this year, Catalyst 11.12 WHQL. The new Catalyst 11.12 driver pack supports all the cards since Radeon HD 2000 series as well as some APU graphics, FireStream and chipset products since Radeon 3000 series. It includes AMD display driver version 8.92, Hydravision, Southbrige/IXP driver as well as AMD Catalyst Control Center and AMD Vision Engine Control Center version 8.92."
"It hasn’t been a good year for Firefox. Mozilla has lost share to Google, it’s lost the loyalty of enterprise customers, and it’s lost key talent. And a deal with Google that supplied 84% of its revenue last year was scheduled to end in November. Can Firefox avoid a slide into irrelevance?"
"As was promised with the release of the 11.11b performance driver, AMD has now launched yet another performance driver that fixes performance scaling on Radeon HD 5000 series graphics cards in the Elder Scrolls Skyrim... The new driver can be found here.."
This release of ATI Catalyst™ delivers support for the latest ATI CrossFireX™ profiles in a separate executable file ensuring users have access to the absolute latest set of profiles installed on their PC.
New profiles added to this release:
- Battlefield 3: Tweaks to the CrossFire profile
- Global Ops – Commando Libya: Improves CrossFire performance
- Driver San Francisco: Disables CrossFire
"In a move that will raise eyebrows, Mozilla is now distributing a version of Firefox that uses Bing as the default search provider instead of Google. Rest assured that this is a joint project, though: the creatively-named Firefox with Bing website is run by Microsoft, and both Mozilla and MS are clear that this is a joint venture..."
You can download Firefox with Bing here
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