Futuremark has today released a trailer for their next 3DMark suite
called Fire Strike. 3DMark Fire Strike is a real-time DirectX 11
benchmark test for high-performance gaming PCs.
Which has been designed to push boundaries
in terms of rendering quality and techniques, making use of a variety
of DirectX 11 features including tessellation, dynamic particle
illumination and shadowing.
Together with smoke simulation using grid-based fluid dynamics,
volume ray casting with shadows, as well as a wealth of other post
processing effects including depth of field, blooms, distortions and
various lens effects. Anandtech explains:
"The Fire Strike benchmark is targeting the high performance desktops rather than tablets, with other benchmarks for DX10 and DX9
level devices. Cloud Gate will handle the DX10 duties, with Ice Storm
being the cross platform "DX9″ level test. On Windows, it will use a
DX11 engine limited to DX9 level features, whereas Android and iOS will
use OpenGL ES 2.0. The scores will be comparable cross-platform.”
For more information jump over to the Futuremark website for more details on the new 3DMark Fire Strike suite.