3DMark 11 'High Temple' Benchmark Test Revealed

Futuremark has revealed another of the high-tech tests in its PC benchmarking suite 3DM

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Futuremark has revealed another of the high-tech tests in its PC benchmarking suite 3DMark 11, a scene called 'High Temple.'

To those wondering about the DirectX 11 tech behind the shinies, 3DMark explains that "Volumetric lighting illuminates the scene with bright sunlight filtering through the dense jungle. Tessellation is used to add rich detail to the temple carvings and the jungle foliage. Post processing delivers depth of field and other lens effects." So there you go.

Thanks to sponsorship deals--note the Antec-branded truck, and the msi subs in the 'Deep Sea' test--Futuremark will offer a free version of 3D Mark 11 with unlimited tests. The previous edition, 3DMark Vantage, could only be run once for free.

3DMark 11 was once slated to launch in the third quarter of 2010 but is now due simply "later this year." The High Temple test will be on show at BlizzCon this weekend.

From The Chatty

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    October 21, 2010 8:34 AM

    Oh crap, now I got even more tempted to abandon my GTX 260.

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      October 21, 2010 9:29 AM

      HAHA!

      looks liek i made right choice by getting 5770.

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        October 21, 2010 12:43 PM

        Yeah, just think how stupid you would look if you couldn't run this benchmark! I mean, screw games, who wants to play those!!! Let's all run benchmarks all day - it's much more fun :rolleyes:

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      October 21, 2010 10:44 AM

      I'm so out of it with my 8800 GT I don't even care anymore. I'm happy to drop out of the race and play my GOG.com version of Baldur's Gate or Minecraft. I honestly don't mind if the focus shifts from graphics excellence to focusing on the gameplay and the design.. it's been stuck on bigger better graphics for too long in my opinion.

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        October 21, 2010 3:12 PM

        most gamers already did, thats why consoles are so popular recently.

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      October 21, 2010 12:02 PM

      Careful, the newest GPU's have become more CPU dependent recently from ym tests and readings.