After last week the world saw its first DirectX 11 benchmark
- courtesy of Unigine Corporation
, the time has obviously come to see the world's first DirectCompute benchmark
We got the nod from Eran Badit, editor-in-chief of NGOHQ.Com - their Forum member "Pat" released his first public version of DirectCompute benchmark, currently in version 0.15. This application tests the GPGPU capabilities by calculation FFT-like data and some memory transfers. For a first public appearance, the benchmark looks good even though we have to qualify it in the synthetic benchmark section.
The application itself relies on DirectX 11 environment - you can use either Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7 [unlike ATI demos which require Windows 7 OS instead of DX version checkup]. Also, the developer recommends using the latest drivers for the graphics cards.
It is also worth to mention is that the benchmark is not limited for only DirectX 11-class hardware, so owners of nVidia hardware don't need to cry foul over nVidia's inability to produce hardware according to their own roadmaps and promises.
If you are interested in this benchmark, you can download DirectCompute Benchmark v0.15
from the download section at NGOHQ.Com.
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