During NGF in Shanghai in April (http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/watch-live-streaming/), NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang first time unveiled the Passion Leads Army (光荣使命) benchmark to the public. PLA is the first China-developed DirectX 11 benchmark officially released by a top Chinese developer—Giant IronHorse Studio.
Giant IronHorse is creating the multiplayer online first-person shooter with the Unreal Engine 3 engine, so you know it's going to look awesome. The game is due to hit beta release in the later part of this year, and it’s already got our trigger fingers itchin’ for a workout—how about you?
That may seem like a long time to wait but take heart: You can satiate your curiosity a bit by downloading the new benchmark based on the game to give your GeForce-based machine a workout and get a taste for just how well this game will perform while throwing all kinds of DirectX 11-fueled eye candy at your screen.
A little more about the benchmark:
• First-ever China-developed DirectX 11 benchmark featuring tessellation, Horizon-Based Ambient Occlusion (HBAO), and Bokeh depth of field
• Game-changing GPU PhysX features including destruction, cloth, particles, and first-ever GPU Rigid Bodies
What all this tech talk translates into is an extremely realistic-looking, and immersive, game environment that will feature destructible walls and windows, shop banners that get blown away by explosions; spark, smoke, fog, and blowing leaf effects; and massively destructible in-game objects. Yes, things will blow up really, really good!
And, the game will be 3D Vision Ready out of the gate so you can expect leading-class out-of-screen effects Check out the 3D Vision game gallery now! You can download the benchmark from here.
The raised cobblestone street and stone wall visual effects are courtesy of tessellation.