3DMark Ray-Tracing test will be a completely new benchmark

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 28 2018 @ 14:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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UL Benchmarks, the owner of the 3DMark brand, is working on a new test that takes advantage of Real-Time Ray Tracing. Previously, it was reported that this would be a ray-tracing version of the TimeSpy test, but TechPowerUp reports this was false. Instead, UL is working on a completely new test, which is expected to be released around September 20:
As such, UL has elected to develop a totally new benchmark, built from the ground up to use Microsoft's DirectX Raytracing (DXR). This new benchmark will be added to the 3D Mark app as an update. The new test will produce its own benchmarking scores, very much like Fire Strike and Time Spy did, and will provide users with yet another ladder to climb on their way to the top of the benchmarking scene. Other details are scarce - which makes sense. But the test should still be available on or around the time of NVIDIA's 20-series launch, come September 20th.


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