Futuremark Announces 3DMark 11

"Futuremark has released a trailer for a tech demo of their next generation graphics benchmark."

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Yesterday, Futuremark officially announced their next generation 3D graphics benchmark, 3DMark 11.  This new application is designed to test the performance of DirectX 11 capable systems using an in-house made engine.  With this announcement, Futuremark has also released a trailer (seen below) and screenshots for a tech demo made using their engine to demonstrate the capabilities of DirectX 11 called "Deep Sea".

Deep Sea is a demonstration of DirectX 11 technologies created using an early development build of the 3DMark 11 engine. The Deep Sea trailer features submersibles exploring the sea floor. Volumetric lighting illuminates the seabed with tessellation used to add rich detail to the rock, coral and manmade structures. Post processing delivers depth of field and other lens effects. The music is an original composition.

"For over 10 years 3DMark has shown gamers what to expect from the next generation of real-time 3D graphics," said Jukka Mäkinen, Futuremark CEO, "So we are especially excited to announce 3DMark 11 and show the possibilities of DirectX 11 with the release of the Deep Sea trailer."

According to Overclocking-TV, "Deep Sea" is purely a demonstration produced by an early build of Futuremark's engine and as such, is not intended to produce scores or be released completely to the public besides through convention showings.  The demo by no means shows the full scope of the final benchmark and is simply intended to give a small taste of what DirectX 11 is capable of.

The "Deep Sea" tech demo will make its first public appearance at the MSI booth at this year's Computex in June, with the actual 3DMark 11 benchmark coming out in the third quarter of this year.  As usual, there will be a free version of the benchmark at launch.  Keep an eye on the official site for more details here.

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05-05-2010, 17:32:12

Right, I tried getting the Be Quiet 530W Pure Power PSU from ebuyer (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190751) earlier, but because apparently the Highlands of Scotland don't count as mainland UK, I have to get one of the most expensive postage options. <_<
Now I'm swaying between getting it and waiting until I get more money.
I hate ebuyer. <_<

05-05-2010, 19:13:02

do you have to use ebuyer,is there no computer shops near you that could get the part in i no they cost more but the premium may work out the same or maybe abit less/more

07-05-2010, 18:15:05

The only computer shop around here is maplin, and they sell overpriced low-quality junk for the masses, rather than anything decent. They're good for cables and stuff when I need them quickly, but I wouldn't buy any proper hardware from them.

07-05-2010, 20:30:37

i mean like local computer shops,little business's

08-05-2010, 06:26:40

Its really not worth faffing with local shops, much better off using a good online etailer. If anything goes wrong they will get your rma sorted 10x faster than some pokey shop where the bloke thinks thermaltake make topclass watercooling! :p

08-05-2010, 07:12:50


Its really not worth faffing with local shops, much better off using a good online etailer. If anything goes wrong they will get your rma sorted 10x faster than some pokey shop where the bloke thinks thermaltake make topclass watercooling! :p

:D, what's wrong with Thermaltake? /facepalm...

I agree going for an online retailer, most of the time cheaper aswell...

08-05-2010, 07:40:34

Antec make some quality PSU's aswell

08-05-2010, 09:08:46

yer i agree online is cheaper/better but it will cost him a fortune to get it shipped so i mentioned a local pc store to see if it will save on costs or maybe balence them out

and some of them are quite gened up,the guy near me is and his prices arnt that bad

10-05-2010, 17:26:27

There's a guy that sells computers and computer parts quite near, but nothing special. I've jsut had a quick look on the website and the highest power PSU is 350W.

11-05-2010, 16:36:52

no ask him to get it in for you,thats why i said go there as it might ither save u cash or cost a you a little extra if it does get it from ebuyer

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