Futuremark has been releasing snippets of information about its upcoming 3DMark 11 benchmark, and just a few days before the first live demo at Blizzcon 2010, they have launched a trailer of the “High Temple” demo run.
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 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.”
Overall it bodes well for 3DMark to retain its place as a staple amongst benchmark enthusiasts. Check out the trailer and screenshots below.