3DMark Vantage Hotfix Pending
I really can't help thinking that 3Dmark Vantage was rushed to the market somehow. Anyway, Futuremark announced that a Hotfix is in the works and scheduled for a release soon.
3DMark Vantage launch was a definite success, but there were some bumps on the way. Both ATI and NVIDIA scrambled to mend some outstanding driver issues at the last moment with beta drivers, and some minor bugs managed to burrow into the final build. Known and reproduced issues include such minor bits as having to enter the product key twice, and having to ponder about an error popup on the first run. Jaakko Haapasalo, project manager of 3DMark Vantage, confirmed on the Futuremark/YouGamers forums that a hotfix to repair these (and other) outstanding minor bugs is on the way.
The community has also voiced their rather strong opinions about some bits of the Advanced version - the advertising banner and the inability to view and save benchmark scores offline. Neither of these is an issue with the $495 Professional version, but understandably that is not really an option for the vast majority of the benchmarking community. Besides, Pro is really meant exclusively for commercial use and is priced as such.
In response to the polls and comments, Jaakko Haapasalo also hinted that the community feedback is being heard loud and clear, and strongly indicated that there may be announcements from Futuremark on the subject next week.
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