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Futuremark intros Time Spy DirectX 12 benchmark test

by Mark Tyson on 24 June 2016, 11:41

Tags: Futuremark, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

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PC synthetic gaming benchmark specialist Futuremark has introduced a new test with a focus upon Microsoft DirectX 12 performance assessment. The Time Spy DirectX 12 benchmark test DLC is the new test for 3DMark software suite owners to download. It doesn't seem to be available to download at the time of writing but the Futuremark blog has provided details, images and a video of the new DX12 test in action.

Futuremark boldly claims that the Time Spy DirectX 12 benchmark test provides "a glimpse of gaming's future while revisiting classic 3DMark scenes from the past." It suggests users have a bit of fun by spotting the classic tests scene influences. You can enjoy a preview of the benchmark now thanks to a video published by Futuremark and embedded below.

According to the Futuremark blog, Time Spy is based on a "pure DirectX 12 engine". As such it is built from the ground up to support new features such as asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading. The benchmark is promised to show off the "exciting potential" of low-level, low-overhead APIs like DirectX 12. We are informed that Futuremark's developers were aided directly by software engineers from all the big PC graphics players including AMD, Nvidia, Intel, and Microsoft.

Futuremark's new Time Spy test will be 'coming soon' to all versions of 3DMark. Coincidentally, the 3DMark software suite is in the Steam Summer Sale with an 80 per cent discount (£3.79) until 4th July. Buyers get all the well known DLC for free including Fire Strike, Sky Diver and the new Time Spy benchmark (Basic Edition) when it becomes available.



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anyone else noticed that the new threads today on anything other than the referendum aren't getting replies?

Not the best day to be trying to do a press release/launch etc.
I would have been more enthusiastic about a Vulkan benchmark.

It would have to be a really slow news day to care about DX12 :)
ik9000
anyone else noticed that the new threads today on anything other than the referendum aren't getting replies?
Given that I'm one of those replying to threads (including this one) that are not about the Brexit EU Referendum whatever, I can't say that I have noticed such a thing…

Given that I believe a significant number of people didn't care enough to vote and are only concerned with material matters, particularly given that nothing will change for a while yet, I think it's fine for a press release…

Given that I'm into occasional overclocking and benchmarking, I am interested in this release… and I like what I see so far!!
I still find it slightly amusing that we now get DLC for a benchmark program….
shaithis
I still find it slightly amusing that we now get DLC for a benchmark program….
Im glad it's dlc rather than an entirely new program you have to buy, which is what the alternative would be.

In all, i am excited this is coming. I hope it is acceptably priced.