3DMark Ray Tracing Benchmark Now Available
By TG 2019-01-10 14:57:42 AEST
Real-time ray tracing promises to bring new levels of realism to in-game graphics. Port Royal uses DirectX Raytracing to enhance reflections, shadows, and other effects that are difficult to achieve with traditional rendering techniques.
As well as benchmarking performance, 3DMark Port Royal is a realistic and practical example of what to expect from ray tracing in upcoming games—ray tracing effects running in real-time at reasonable frame rates at 2560 × 1440 resolution.
3DMark Port Royal was developed with input from AMD, Intel, NVIDIA, and other leading technology companies. We worked especially closely with Microsoft to create a first-class implementation of the DirectX Raytracing API.
Port Royal will run on any graphics card with drivers that support DirectX Raytracing. As with any new technology, there are limited options for early adopters, but more cards are expected to get DirectX Raytracing support in 2019.
Port Royal is available now in 3DMark Advanced Edition and 3DMark Professional Edition. It is not possible to run Port Royal in 3DMark Basic Edition or the 3DMark Demo on Steam.
To run Port Royal, you'll need the Windows 10 October Update and a graphics card with drivers that support Microsoft DirectX Raytracing.
3DMark Advanced Edition, USD $29.99
From today onward, Port Royal is included in the price when you buy 3DMark from Steam or the UL Benchmarks website.
If you already own 3DMark Advanced Edition, you can unlock Port Royal by purchasing the Port Royal upgrade for USD $2.99.
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