With major graphic card manufactures shipping DirectX 11 compatible GPUs, Futuremark Studios is preparing to release a newer version of their popular benchmarking tool 3DMark supporting the latest standards.
On Monday the company released a tech demo called “Deep Sea” demonstrating the use of DirectX 11 using an early build of the 3DMark 11 engine. Calling the demo impressive will be an understatement.
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.
None of the games currently available look as awesome as this, neither there is enough firepower on today’s PCs to run them. You will have to wait before games with such rich graphics become mainstream. But someday, they will.