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Futuremark today released a sexy 3DMark tech demo, giving viewers a glimpse of the upcoming 3DMark benchmark that has yet to receive a formal name (perhaps 3DMark 12? "New" 3DMark? 3DMark for Windows 8?) The trailer provides a preview of the DirectX test and "is a work-in-progress," Futuremark says, and as such it doesn't represent the final quality of the benchmark. "Our 3DMark DirectX 11 tech demo brings this scene to life with intelligent tessellation and advanced volumetric lighting using real-time light scattering," Futuremark explains. "The visible particles and clouds of smoke in the scene... Read more...
Before you read any further, be sure you have a clean pair of underpants to change into, because this is the sort of thing that can make you soil yourself in excitement. Lest you think we're being absurd, consider that NVIDIA just put the smackdown on those who doubt its upcoming Kepler architecture will be anything but awesome by allowing its next-generation GPU to make a surprise appearance at Epic's panel session during the Game Developer Conference (GDC). While there, Epic demonstrated that it's possible to run its grueling Unreal Engine 3 tech demo called "Samaritan" on a single Kepler-based... Read more...
We posted some imagery from Valve's upcoming Team Fortress 2 in our coverage of AMD's ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT launch, but there is only so much a few screenshots can convey. To truly appreciate the fluidity of the animation and the character interaction, you have to see the game in motion.  If you haven't already had a chance to see TF2 in all its glory, there's a new video making the rounds today highlighting the game's rendering technologies that you really should check out... "A new Team Fortress 2 video has surfaced on the internets, focusing on the game's rendering technology. The three and... Read more...