Tuesday, December 15th 2015

3DMark "Time Spy" Benchmark 5 Times Heavier on your GPU than "Fire Strike"

At a media event held in China, graphics card maker GALAX revealed Futuremark's next big 3D graphics benchmark. The unnamed next-gen 3DMark suite will include DirectX 12 game tests, including one titled "Time Spy." This game test (GT) features a museum-like 3D scene, rich in eye-popping lighting effects, and GT scenes from previous-generation 3DMarks serving as miniature exhibits within the test.

From the looks of it, your DirectX 12 compatible GPU is in for a trial by fire, in what promises to be an exciting next-gen 3D benchmark. The benchmark renders at 1080p, 1440p, or 4K, and is said to be "5 times" heavier on your GPU than "Fire Strike," Futuremark's DirectX 11 test that featured in the 2013 release of the suite. What's more, the benchmark will explicitly require Windows 10 64-bit, since it requires Direct3D 12 API support, and needs >2 GB of memory. Futuremark mentioned an "early" Q1-2016 launch for this benchmark.

A video presentation follows.




Sources: eTeknix, VideoCardz
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24 Comments on 3DMark "Time Spy" Benchmark 5 Times Heavier on your GPU than "Fire Strike"

#1
trog100
i have been thinking its about time for a new one.. he he

it should bring tears to the eyes of a few graphics cards and of course it needs windows 10 to run. :)

trog
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#2
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Cant wait to see some numbers on this and to test my recent GPU overclock.
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#4
Cas_gamer
I'm notu sure that you can use this image - it says copyright ....
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#5
EarthDog
Looks like a GPU killer.. I can't wait to see it!
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#6
geon2k2
What is so funny in seeing a slideshow :)

While I do get that these tech demos are future proof, I think they are many years ahead of actual games.
The current 3dmark and Firestrike was launched more than 2 years ago and it is still a slideshow on most computers, except the very high end ones.

If it will be 5 times more punishing ... then probably only quad SLI/Crossfire will enjoy it. Rest of the world should run it @ 2020 just to be on the safe side, as by that time we should have 5 times more powerful GPUs

EDIT:
2010 - HD 6970 had 2703 Gflops
2012 - HD 7970 had 3788 Gflops
2013 - R9 290X had 5632 Gflops
2015 - Fury X has 8602 Gflops

So ... less than 5 times in 5 years in pure computational performance as effective gaming performance difference was smaller, and we did have a process node and an architecture change in the middle.
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#7
xkm1948
From the look of it, more like nVidia-Mark. AMD will be completely screwed.
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#9
[502]
I can't wait to see my GPU running this @2.5fps
:banghead::roll::banghead:
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#10
Prima.Vera
Should be OK to test for 1080p. For bigger res... another story
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#11
Fluffmeister
xkm1948 said:
From the look of it, more like nVidia-Mark. AMD will be completely screwed.
Pretty sure AMD are screwed regardless.
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#12
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
Fluffmeister said:
Pretty sure AMD are screwed regardless.
Well, AMD is apparently planning on releasing a 4GB 390. Clearly no one ever told AMD to never go full retard. :laugh:

All jokes aside, it will be nice to get some more DX12 examples out there and running so we can see what the deal is instead of simply speculating on what will happen.
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#13
Jism
Perhaps Nvidia funded that press conference in trade for their logo in top? AMD could have funded that as well. Who cares about numbers... In the end it's all about playing games and get the best value for your money.
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#14
Xzibit
If it doesn't have multi-adapter support it fails
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#15
RejZoR
I know the video quality is shit, but when a scene like this is the most demanding thing ever, you're doing something wrong. Yeah yeah, I know it's benchmark and it's this way on purpose, but when you play games like NS2:Combat which is like over 1 year old and your jaw drops off on the floor when you walk into a room filled with light coming from the grilled vents, creating amazing shadows all over the place with light shafts that make you go: "Ooooooooooh" and still get 300 fps out of it on GTX 980, then you know someone is doing their shit right. With what is essentially a DX9 engine (that can also run under DX11)...

To be honest, 3DMark 2001 Nature was the only last benchmark that really made me say "WOW". All the rest were just insanely demanding while ooking really sad. I still run them because #PCMasterRace tradition, but I don't really find them intriguing anymore.
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#16
EarthDog
NS2 Combat? It's decent looking but no more...I'd expect 300 fps out of that cartoon!

There is so much more in modern benchmarks. Everything from 3D11 on forward look better than ns2(regardless if you are impressed or not)!
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#17
PP Mguire
Idk, I don't personally find Firestrike that visually appealing for how demanding it is.
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#18
Mussels
Moderprator
I got sent a pre-release of this benchmark, made my graphics card too heavy.


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#19
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
Mussels said:
I got sent a pre-release of this benchmark, made my graphics card too heavy.



WTH?! How on Earth did that really happen?
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#20
Mussels
Moderprator
rtwjunkie said:
WTH?! How on Earth did that really happen?
read the title, it makes your graphics card five times heavier. gotta lie the PC on its side for this one.
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#21
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
Mussels said:
read the title, it makes your graphics card five times heavier. gotta lie the PC on its side for this one.
LOL...:laugh:

I know, that's why I asked "really." I've just never seen a PCIe slot split like that.
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#22
EarthDog
That has to be the first time I have ever seen that. Maybe all the steel armor and fortifying of PCIe slots IS actually helpful!!!
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#23
GreiverBlade
rtwjunkie said:
LOL...:laugh:

I know, that's why I asked "really." I've just never seen a PCIe slot split like that.
i did see some ... with a 8800Ultra and a Prolimatech MK-26+2x Thermalright TY-147 fans ...

nowadays more and more manufacturer do like that :

metal reinforced PCI-E slot (GA-Z170X-Gaming 5)

sorry about the quality, i took the pics thru the window and while typing that post ... :laugh:
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