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Thursday, 29 May 2014 22:03

Futuremark announces 3DMark Sky Diver benchmark

Written by Slobodan Simic

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Benchmark for mid-range desktop and mobile GPUs

Futuremark has released a preview and some details regarding its new 3DMark DirectX 11 benchmark test for gaming laptops and mid-range desktop PCs, the 3DMark Sky Diver. A preview trailer shows a wing suit skydiver in a rather impressive rendered location and should, according to Futuremark, be an ideal test for benchmarking systems with mainstream DirectX 11 graphics cards, mobile GPUs and integrated graphics.

The new 3DMark Sky Diver DirectX 11, feature level 11 benchmark test will join the Fire Strike benchmark, a DirectX 11 feature level 11 test for high-end rigs, Cloud Gate, DirectX 11, feature level 10 benchmark test for standard notebooks and typical home PCs, and the Ice Storm, DirectX 11, feature level 9 benchmark test aimed at tablets and entry-level PCs.

Futuremark CEO, Jukka Makinen noted that, "some people think that 3DMark is only for high-end hardware and extreme overclocking. Yet millions of PC gamers rely on 3DMark to choose systems that best balance performance, efficiency and affordability. 3DMark Sky Diver complements our other tests by providing the ideal benchmark for gaming laptops and mainstream PCs",

According to Futuremark, Sky Diver can be considered a benchmark test which is closer to a DirectX 11 game running on normal settings while Fire Strike is like a modern game on ultra-high settings.

The new 3DMark Sky Diver full benchmark test will debut at Computex on ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, Galaxy, Inno3D and G.Skill booths and will be released as an update for all editions of 3DMark, including the free 3DMark Basic Edition at a later date, which will be announced during Computex.

You can check out the preview trailer below and find more info over at Futuremark's 3DMark website.

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