Candella Software Announces Rydermark
London: Candella Software Ltd is pleased to announce Rydermarkâ„¢, a free cutting-edge DirectX 9 benchmark for the PC hardware enthusiast and gaming communities.

Utilising a proprietary multithreaded game engine and based on an actual game scheduled for future release, the benchmark shows off exciting real-time 3D graphics features while stress testing the latest hardware. Rydermark is ideal for benchmarking the latest high-end PCs with dual core CPUs and graphics cards with 512Mb of RAM or more.

Some of the cutting-edge effects in the benchmark include:
° True 64-bit High Dynamic Range Lighting with Antialiasing
° Parallax Occlusion Mapping
° Soft Shadows
° Normal Mapping
° Soft Particles
° Full Scene Motion Blur
° Depth-of-Field
° Heat Haze
° Volumetric Fire
° Realistic Water Physics

Rydermark is the first major benchmark to show off Parallax Occlusion Mapping. It provides a vast improvement in image quality over the older Bump Mapping or Parallax Mapping techniques.

Unlike a synthetic benchmark, Rydermark uses 3D models, textures and shaders developed for an actual videogame. This provides gamers with real world results which they can use to make future hardware buying decisions. Complete with true 5.1 Surround Sound, Rydermark provides an unrivaled real-time visual feast for the PC hardware and gaming cognoscenti.

Rydermark will be available free for download from all the major file download and gaming websites this holiday season.

About Candella Software
Based in the United Kingdom, Candella Software Ltd provides art and programming services to the games industry. Our outsourcing services include 2D concept art creation, 3D modeling, 3D animation and games porting. Over the past four years, we have worked on several games for the PC and consoles. These include Juiced (PlayStation 2, PC), Stubbs the Zombie (PC, Xbox), Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift (PlayStation 2, PSP) and Chariots: The First Olympics (PC, Apple Mac).

LEGAL NOTICE
Rydermarkâ„¢ is a trademark of Candella Software Ltd. DirectX is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
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