Computer geeks have been using various flavors of 3DMark to benchmark their computers for years. The cool thing about their benchmark suite is that it has visually impressive tests that challenge both the GPU and CPU inside your computer.
The guys at Futuremark just took wraps off the latest version of their 3DMark benchmarking suite, and it’s guaranteed to put your graphic chipset through the most aggressive set of tests it’s ever been tasked with.
The new version of the software is designed to exercise the latest in DirectX 11 gaming technology featuring such challenges as volumetric lighting, tessellation, depth of field and lens effects in real time.
One of my biggest frustrations with high definition television has been the lack of decent test materials for verifying image quality. Up until now, pretty much all of the test and benchmarking discs out there came in lowly 480i resolution, designed for playback on standard DVD players.
Fortunately, Silicon Optix has answered the call by releasing high definition versions of their popular HQV Benchmark discs.