3DMark 11 Benchmark Tool Revealed with Trailer

BOOM widget 101205Fresh off its first foray into actual game development--Futuremark Games Studio's Shattered Horizon--software creator Futuremark has announced the latest iteration of its popular 3DMark benchmark tools.

Due out in the third quarter of 2010--a.k.a. between July 1 and September 30--3DMark 11 has been "designed to measure the performance of DirectX 11 gaming PCs" and "uses a native DirectX 11 engine created in-house," with a free version due upon launch.

The announcement was paired with screenshots and a trailer from a work-in-progress version of 3DMark 11's "Deep Sea" tech demo, which features volumetric lighting, tessellation, post-processing and an "original composition" of music: BOOM video 5131