Thursday, June 21st 2012

New 3DMark Trailer Shows Stunning DirectX 11 Graphics

Futuremark today released its first trailer for the next version of 3DMark. Designed for measuring the gaming performance of everything from tablets and notebooks to high-end desktop gaming systems, the next 3DMark for Windows will be the world's first unified graphics benchmark allowing testing of DirectX 9, DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 capable hardware through the DirectX 11 API. Expected to be released after the launch of Windows 8, this new 3DMark will also be compatible with Windows 7 and Windows Vista. The new trailer provides a preview of the DirectX 11 test and is now available online and in high definition for the first time at 3DMark.com.

3DMark DirectX 11 Tech Demo
In the trade town of Scarport, buildings cling to canyon walls above canals of lava and provide shelter from the toxic volcanic atmosphere. Gaudy neon signs flicker as steam rises from the molten rivers running beneath the town. A trader walks along ledges carved from the volcanic rock, smoke swirling around her flowing cloak. Her robotic sentinels keep watch, but what dangers lie hidden in the shadows?

The 3DMark DirectX 11 tech demo brings this scene to life with intelligent tessellation and advanced volumetric lighting using real-time light scattering. The visible particles and clouds of smoke in the scene react to other objects using fluid dynamics simulation. Post processing, ambient occlusion and various lens effects complete the look.

Watch the trailer below:


The new 3DMark is currently in development and is expected later in 2012 following the launch of Windows 8. It will also be compatible with Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
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35 Comments on New 3DMark Trailer Shows Stunning DirectX 11 Graphics

#2
okidna
by: ChristTheGreat
is it me or the smoke looks not that nice? xD
Too much smoke, in my opinion.

SmokeMark 2012......
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#3
leonard_222003
very weak, don't see a good future for 3dmark with graphics comparable with actual games.
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#4
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
well to be brutally honest I think Crysis 2 with ALL the bells and whistles looks better, and at 1920x1080 its already playable on a single card...

3D mark becomes irrevelant...
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#5
atikkur
lots of particle going on. i love particles.
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#6
badtaylorx
as long as it loads the shit out of my hardware ill use it....personally id like this version to be both cpu and gpu intensive
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#7
Melvis
by: Mussels
i take it you've never played an RTS game before then
I think Mindweaver covered it nicely.

And i guess you missed my second post^

To answer your question> Yes i have
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#8
Scrizz
lulz i guess people forget this is 3dmark not gpumark.....
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#9
D007
by: wolf
well to be brutally honest I think Crysis 2 with ALL the bells and whistles looks better, and at 1920x1080 its already playable on a single card...

3D mark becomes irrevelant...
Crysis 2 is a comparison now? Crysis 2 was ugly, badly optimized and bland.. It's really not a comparison to anything, other than a footnote on how to make a failed game imo..lol..
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#10
alexsubri
Nah, that's just w1zz entering his secret test lab, somewhere--- hidden under ground in the Himalayas
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