Every so often, usually at around the same time we all begin to appreciate the performance from our PCs, a benchmark comes along that turns us against them. We have Futuremark to thank for that, as it has been putting out some of the best PC-busting benchmarks for over ten years. During that time, the company has worked hard to make sure that its products remain in the virtual toolboxes of enthusiasts.
So far, the company has done a great job of that, as its products are used by novice to enthusiast PC users alike, and are also used as a baseline for overclocking competitions. To make sure that this never changes, the company has consistently released an updated version of its flagship 3DMark tool every couple of years. Its latest release, and eighth for the series, is 3DMark 11.