Monday, November 14th 2011

Futuremark Announces 3DMark for Windows 8 Devices

Futuremark, the world leader in performance benchmarking software, today announced development of a new version of 3DMark, the company's flagship benchmark for gamers. 3DMark for Windows 8 (working title) is designed for gaming performance measurement and comparison across all Windows 8 devices from tablets and notebooks to high-end desktop gaming systems. The announcement was accompanied by an atmospheric concept image for the new benchmark showing an elemental rock warrior brandishing two blazing swords.

Jukka Mäkinen, CEO of Futuremark said, "With Windows 8 gamers will be able to enjoy their games on a wide range of devices from lightweight tablets to heavy-duty desktop rigs. Faced with so much choice it will be hard to work out which devices offer the best value for money. Fortunately 3DMark for Windows 8 will be our most wide-reaching 3DMark ever, able to accurately measure and compare gaming performance across all devices and graphical feature sets available with Windows 8."

3DMark for Windows 8 (working title)
  • Measures and compares gaming performance on all Windows 8 devices
  • Stunning real-time scenes stress test all levels of hardware
  • Supports both x86 and ARM-based architectures
  • Can be used in both Metro UI and 'classic' Windows environments
  • Created in co-operation with the world’s leading technology companies
  • Currently in development, expected to be released in 2012
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7 Comments on Futuremark Announces 3DMark for Windows 8 Devices

#2
mtosev
I'm expecting that Windows 8 will be out soon.
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EastCoasthandle
by: mtosev
I'm expecting that Windows 8 will be out soon.
That's my thinking as well. I guess it will be out sooner then I thought.
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Mistral
by: InnocentCriminal
LoTR much?
Nah, it's the Avatar of Khaine on a diet.

Will probably still run on Win7 and ViSHTA.
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#5
Easo
Well, did W8 add something to graphics department?
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Shihabyooo
by: btarunr


Jukka Mäkinen, CEO of Futuremark said, "With Windows 8 gamers will be able to enjoy their games on a wide range of devices from lightweight tablets to heavy-duty desktop rigs.
Wohoo ! Another way to burn $400 !
Burn 'em in style~ I always say >_>

by: btarunr
  • Supports both x86 and ARM-based architectures

Well, at least ARM supporters won't complain about the lack of supporting benchmarking suite :ohwell:
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#7
devguy
by: Easo
Well, did W8 add something to graphics department?
DirectX 11.1 will be there (according to Wikipedia), but I'd be surprised if they don't back port it to Windows 7.

Regardless, I'm not sure the new 3DMark will take advantage of DirectX 11.1 anyway, as the only thing on the horizon with such support that I know of is Intel's Haswell.
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