AquaMark3, dripping to your pc on September 15, 2003!

Posted on Thursday, September 04 2003 @ 12:30 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The launch date of Aquamark 3 is finally given ; the 15th of September. The benchmark will have a size of 58MB.

AquaMark3 is the first commercial benchmark offering both: a real world DirectX 9 game engine and free access to an online database, the AquaMark Result Comparator ARC. It is based on Massive Development’s multi platform krass™ Engine, a real life game engine used by AquaMark2.3 and games like subwater action shooter AquaNox, AquaNox2: Revelation and the upcoming strategy hit Spellforce.

The basic application will be available as a free download on a large number of mirror sites around the world. This version supports the AquaMark TRISCORE™ benchmark test and free online access to the ARC.

The AquaMark online shop will offer a range of extended versions for private as well as for commercial use. All of these licenses contain the capability to check the customer’s system extensively. They also comprise a wide range of unique features like pixel rate tests and pixel shader complexity tests. Prices start at $9.95 (€ 9.95 for EURO countries) for the fully featured Professional Version.

An Aquamark 3 teaser can be found here

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Re: AquaMark3, dripping to your pc on September 15, 2003!
by CAG on Friday, September 05 2003 @ 12:12 CEST
What's the difference between this and the 3dMark benchmark software that Futuremark puts out?


  • Reply by Anonymous on Friday, September 05 2003 @ 18:50 CEST

    One of the differences is that this benchmark is based on a real life gaming engine called the Krass engine. For example Aquanox and Aquanox 2 are made with this engine. The 3DMark benchmarks are more synthetically than this one.

    • Reply by Anonymous on Friday, September 05 2003 @ 20:55 CEST

      Thanks. Others are interested ( ). Gotta love the internet.