3DMark teases new DirectX 11 demo

Futuremark, developers of 3DMark, has announced a new DirectX 11 benchmark will be available later this year. An accompanying video shows off what we can expect when we start testing our rigs.

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We're on the precipice of a new generation of graphics in games. PC gamers have already equipped their rigs with powerful new DirectX 11 cards--but so far, very few games actually take advantage of that power. Futuremark, developers of 3DMark, has announced a new DirectX 11 benchmark will be available later this year. An accompanying video shows off what we can expect when we start testing our rigs.

The next 3DMark for Windows will be "the world's first unified graphics benchmark," as it will allow testing of DirectX 9, 10, and 11 capable hardware. It is "expected to be released after the launch of Windows 8," but it will also be compatible with Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

Futuremark's James Gallagher points out that the demo shares one similarity with Unreal Engine 4 and Luminous Studio: "it looks like swirling fire embers are THE must-have next-gen feature." Particle effects sure are mesmerizing. Make sure you look for tessellation and "advanced volumetric lighting using real-time light scattering" in the following video.

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    June 21, 2012 9:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, 3DMark teases new DirectX 11 demo.

    Futuremark, developers of 3DMark, has announced a new DirectX 11 benchmark will be available later this year. An accompanying video shows off what we can expect when we start testing our rigs.

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      June 21, 2012 9:47 AM

      Tron?

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      June 21, 2012 10:02 AM

      I used to, about 8 years ago, be really into benchmarks and shit. Today, I just play my games and have forgotten that benchmarks like 3DMark exist until things like this come up, or when I'm looking for a new video card/CPU, but forget the next day. Unless it demonstrates real world, in game performence, I don't care. My Radeon 4850 is still kicking ass with Skyrim maxed out with tons of high def texture mods, though I would like to upgrade to a 6900 series within a year.

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        June 21, 2012 10:06 AM

        Speaking of which...time for more Civ5, this time, modded the hell out of.

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        June 21, 2012 10:42 PM

        i own a 6970, about 14 months old. it's good but it has one problem. after 14 months, it's already starting to glitch! i think you should wait for the 8000 series

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      June 21, 2012 6:06 PM

      ive had my dx11 card for nearly 3 years. new generation? el oh el.

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      June 22, 2012 6:25 AM

      holy shit that's some terrible model animation they got there.

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