UL benchmark has officially announced that its 3DMark Port Royal which is the world’s first dedicated real-time ray tracing benchmark for gamers will be launched on January 8th.
UL benchmark has also released a new trailer showing the Port Royal demo scene from start to finish. Users who already own 3DMark benchmark will be able to unlock Port Royal by purchasing the Port Royal upgrade for $2.99.
UL benchmark has also announced an Advance Edition of the 3DMark Port Royal which includes the full version of regular 3DMark benchmarking software and the 3DMark Port Royal update. The 3DMark Advanced Edition will be available form Steam and UL benchmark’s website for $29.99.
How 3DMark Port Royal benchmark Works
The 3DMark Port Royal benchmark uses Microsoft’s DirectX Raytracing to enhance reflections, shadows, and other effects that are difficult to achieve with traditional rendering techniques. To recall, NVIDIA recently launched its GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card which comes supporting the Microsoft DirectX Raytracing.
Using the new 3DMark Port Royal benchmark, gamers will be able to test their PC for the optimal level of the gaming performance. The system will allow gamers to test their PC for games which supports DirectX Raytracing technology, including, Battlefield V, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Metro Exodus.
More futures games are also expected to come using the DirectX Raytracing technology. So, the Port Royal benchmark could come really handy for gamers who would like to test their PC for future high-end games.
UL benchmark also noted that Port Royal will run on any graphics card that supports DirectX Raytracing, and gamers will be able to test real-time benchmark reasonable frame rates up-to 2560 × 1440 resolution.