The veritable benchmarking software is getting a much needed update very soon. Futuremark is bringing 3DMark into the modern age with a new DirectX 12-based benchmark called Time Spy.

Time Spy will tell you how well it can run Time Spy, all in DirectX 12

It’s been some time since we’ve seen the last true update to 3DMark, with the inclusion of VRMark in April. Just yesterday they showed off a trailer (above) for the DirectX 12 benchmark that should prove quite challenging to old and even new cards.

Time Spy is a new DirectX 12 benchmark test, coming soon to all Windows editions of 3DMark. With its pure DirectX 12 engine, built from the ground up to support new features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading, Time Spy is an ideal benchmark for testing the DirectX 12 performance of the latest graphics cards.

Though it’s developed very closely with the big manufacturers, it still should be understood to be only a synthetic benchmark. Running this only tells you how well it can run, well, this alone. Especially considering the engine is new and specific to the benchmark, it certainly doesn’t carry over into any other game. That means it’s only good as a single, independent benchmark and not as any indication of how well you’ll be able to play other actual games.

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