Futuremark Releases ’3DMark for Windows’ Tech Demo Video
Posted on June 25, 2012 8:20 AM by Rob Williams
Interested in a sneak-peak of Futuremark’s upcoming “3DMark for Windows” (working title)? If so, you’re in luck. The company late last week posted a “tech demo” to YouTube that, as you’d expect, is filled to the brim with eyecandy. This time around, the test has a science fiction theme, and it follows an overlord walking through a very futuristic path, which seems to be nestled in a cave. There are many, many particles, lots of smoke, volumetric lighting and of course, tessellation.
Behold, the demo…
… which is a bit on the short side.
On a side note, there are a couple of tidbits related to the next 3DMark that Futuremark has just divulged. First and foremost, whereas 3DMark Vantage required Vista/7 and 3DMark 11 required 7, “3DMark for Windows” will be able to run on Vista, 7 and 8, and via either the DX9, DX10 or DX11 API. In addition to this change it appears as though scores will be comparable regardless of which OS or graphics card was used – a really, really nice feature.
No hard launch date for the next 3DMark has been announced, but it’s likely we’ll see it before the end of the year.