Futuremark and MSI Showcase 3DMark for Windows 8 (Updated)

Futuremark and MSI Showcase 3DMark for Windows 8

*Updated: The beta version of 3DMark for Windows 8 on demonstration, at the MSI booth in Computex 2012, had poor visuals. The lines and edges of objects seen had jagged edges as though the anti-aliasing effects had been turned off. The final version of the software benchmark will be released following the official availability of Windows 8.

The multi-monitor setup that was part of the demonstration system, showcased the beta version of 3DMark for Windows 8. The character in view reminded us of the Sentinel robot featured in the movie "The Matrix".

A pair of the newly launched MSI Lightning 680 cards that were installed on a MSI Big-BangXPowerII Intel X79-based board, powering the multi-display setup that showcased the 3DMark for Windows 8 (beta version).


Futuremark, together with MSI, will be showcasing 3DMark for Windows 8 later today at Computex. This is a continuing partnership for Futuremark and MSI, after the pair debuted 3DMark 11 two years ago at Computex 2010.

The 3Dmark for Windows 8 DirectX 11.1 tech demo will be powered by MSI’s flagship GeForce GTX 680 Lightning graphics card to highlight its next-generation gaming effects. 3DMark for Windows 8 is currently in development and is expected to be released later this year.

Jukka Mäkinen, Futuremark CEO, said, 

"Windows 8 will introduce DirectX 11.1 offering players new game enhancing graphical effects. We are excited to join with MSI to showcase these new features in an exclusive 3DMark for Windows 8 tech demo that will premiere at Computex.

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