What earlier today was nothing more than a rumor in the HWBOT lobby has now been confirmed by several sources: Futuremark has delayed the launch of the new 3DMark benchmark to at least February. There are no details on the exact launch date, so given that the benchmark was originally slated for release in December 2012 we are cautious to say it's definitely going to air next month. In an earlier press release, Futuremark had already announced a delay until January.
3DMark is not the only benchmark that is seeing launch delays, however. The upcoming and brand new CatZilla was originally due in November last year, but has not been officially released yet. Well, at least you can actually experience the new benchmark using one of the betas!
Looks like we'll all have to wait a bit longer to ruin our graphics cards by as we push them too hard while attempting record-breaking overclocks.