PC Gamers Celebrate Release of New 3DMark Benchmark
Futuremark has released the Windows version of its stunning new 3DMark cross-platform benchmark. 3DMark includes everything you need to benchmark Windows hardware. With three all new tests, you can bench everything from tablets and notebooks to the latest high-end gaming desktops. Designed for gamers, overclockers and system builders who want to get the most out of their hardware, 3DMark is a complete PC benchmarking tool kit. And it's no longer just for Windows. You will soon be able to compare 3DMark scores with Android, iOS and Windows RT devices too. You can download 3DMark or buy 3DMark Advanced Editionfrom the Futuremark website now.
NEW 3DMARK BENCHMARK TESTS
Fire Strike - For high performance gaming PCs
Use Fire Strike to test the performance of dedicated gaming PCs, or use the Fire Strike Extreme preset for high-end systems with multiple GPUs. Fire Strike uses a multi-threaded DirectX 11 engine to test DirectX hardware.
Cloud Gate - For notebooks and home PCs
Use Cloud Gate to test the performance of notebooks and typical home PCs. Cloud Gate uses a DirectX 11 engine limited to Direct3D feature level 10, making it suitable for testing DirectX 10 compatible hardware.
Ice Storm - For tablets and entry-level PCs
Use Ice Storm to test the performance of your Windows tablet, ultra-portable notebook or entry-level PC. Ice Storm uses a DirectX 11 engine limited to Direct3D feature level 9, making it the ideal benchmark for modern portable devices targeting that feature level. You can compare Ice Storm scores from Windows, Windows RT, Android and iOS devices.