AquaMark3 allows PC users to easily measure and compare the performance of their current and next-generation PC systems. It provides a reliable benchmark which helps users to configure their systems for the best gaming performance.
The AquaMark3 executes a complete state-of-the-art game engine and generates 3D scenes designed to make the same demands on hardware as a modern game.
The utilized game engine, the krass™ Engine, has been used in Aquanox and AquaNox 2: Revelation as well
as in the upcoming RTS Spellforce
by Phenomic Game Development. It is accepted industrywide and well-known to deliver high-performance graphic effects with superior quality.
Technically, AquaMark3 utilizes recent hardware features of the new DirectX 9 API, such as PixelShader 2.0, while staying fully backward compatible to DirectX 8 and 7 graphics hardware. The graphics and game engine features activated can be configured in fine detail to allow the performance measurement to be adjusted appropriately for the target system.