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.
Aquamark 3Benchmarking utility based on the AquaNox engine | Posted by jonchappell on Aug 16th 05 04:41 PM
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
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
To make the benchmark as easy to use as possible, AquaMark3 offers
a great variety of standardized and used defineable evaluation schemes.
Intuitive visual output formats help to easily compare results to each
Unlike synthetic benchmarks, AquaMark allows benchmarking in a
real-world scenario, with an engine and art assets showing the
complexity of current state-of-the-art games.