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Appeared on: Friday, September 21, 2018
3DMark Adds Ray tracing Benchmark

Two new tests that will take the 3DMark benchmark into new areas. One features real-time ray tracing. The other is for the new category of Always Connected PCs and other mobile computing platforms.

Night Raid is a DirectX 12 benchmark for PCs with integrated graphics. It is a test designed for laptops, notebooks, tablets, and other mobile computing devices. You will also be able to use it to benchmark the latest low-power, Always Connected PCs powered by Windows 10 on ARM.

Night Raid will come to 3DMark in early October.

Later this year, we will release a new 3DMark benchmark test that combines real-time ray tracing with existing techniques to enhance reflections and other effects. The benchmark will run on any system that supports the DirectX Ray Tracing API.

The new benchmark is being developed with input from our Benchmark Development Program partners including AMD, Intel, NVIDIA, and other technology companies. UL is working with Microsoft to create a first-class implementation of the DirectX Ray Tracing API.

This release is expected sometime in Q4, 2018.



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