Furturemark has sent me over screen shots and a video trailer to share with you on their upcoming new Benchmark 3DMark 11. It’s utilizes Direct X 11 and I have to say it just looks beautiful, I can’t wait to see the whole thing. I’ve got a Direct X 11 card on the way so I’m looking forward to testing it out with the new 3DMark 11.

Futuremark, the developer of the world’s most popular benchmarking software, today released a new trailer for 3DMark 11, the latest version of their industry standard benchmark for real-time 3D graphics. The "High Temple" tech demo trailer shows advanced tessellation and lighting effects rendered in real-time by 3DMark 11’s native DirectX 11 engine. 3DMark 11 is due to be released later this year.

High Temple is a demonstration of the DirectX 11 powered 3DMark 11 engine. The high definition 1080p trailer features a mysterious ruined temple hidden deep inside a lush jungle. Volumetric lighting illuminates the scene with bright sunlight filtering through the dense jungle. Tessellation is used to add rich detail to the temple carvings and the jungle foliage. Post processing delivers depth of field and other lens effects. The music is an original composition by renowned composer Pedro Macedo Camacho. The trailer, a selection of new screenshots and further information about 3DMark 11 can be found on the official website: http://www.3dmark.com/

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"The High Temple tech demo showcases the amazing real-time graphics that are possible today using readily available DirectX 11 hardware," said Jukka Mäkinen, Futuremark CEO, "With 3DMark 11 releasing later this year and an ever increasing number of games using DirectX 11 there is a lot to look forward to for PC gamers."

 

The 3DMark 11 High Temple tech demo will be shown at the Antec booth at BlizzCon 2010 in Anaheim, California from October 22-23. The Antec logo placement within the High Temple tech demo is a special sponsorship arrangement between Antec and Futuremark. Advertising placements ensure that Futuremark can offer a free edition of the benchmark alongside the paid editions.

3DMark 11 will be released later this year. There will be a free edition allowing unlimited runs available at launch. 3DMark 11 will join existing Futuremark benchmarks 3DMark Vantage for DirectX 10 and 3DMark06 for DirectX 9