There are words used to describe the variety of technologies in a 3DMark benchmarking demo that are beyond the standard gamer's lexicon. We're talking language that could summon otherworldly beings if chanted in a ritualistic fashion. Take for instance 3DMark's DirectX 11 benchmark, of which a new trailer has just been released for. Viewable at a stunning 2560 x 1440 resolution, this benchmark will blow your mind and have you wishing for a similar looking game as soon as possible.
3DMark's upcoming cross-platform benchmarks will come in three different flavors. There's the First Strike benchmark, which the trailer below showcases, for high-end gaming computers focused on utilizing DirectX 11 and all its wonderful tools. Then there's Cloud Gate, a DirectX 10 and 11 benchmark for home PCs and notebooks, which rigorously tests graphics and physics. The third test interestingly enough is for Android, iOS and Windows mobile devices, designed to help in the growing competitive tablet and phone market.
Really though, the goal of this post is to show some of the potential of DirectX 11 cards. Considering there's bound to be a number of gamers upgrading over the holiday with the release of Far Cry 3 and Crytek's specifications for Crysis 3, make sure to invest in something reliable. There's a lot of potential to be explored going into the next few years in PC gaming and it's full of mysterious words (tessellation) that basically mean things look pretty amazing.